So tonight, that great talent, Brendan O'Connor, will have the opportunity to replace Ryan Tubridy in the Saturday night chat slot. Of course it should be pointed out that this is merely a trial session, as Craig Doyle, heavyweight BBC personality of esteem and gravitas, will also be given a 4 week stint to prove himself.
Waiting in the wings of course is Gerry Ryan, giving RTE a fall-back option should O'Connor lose the plot (again) and Doyle prove too.....safe.
Of course, the national broadcaster is far more concerned with O'Connor's ratings on the Apprentice spin-off and have serious issues in their 'light' entertainment division. Best to keep ones options open. However, the chance to see O'Connor make a further case for his talent will keep this poster riveted to the TV screen.
I look forward to reading the critical reviews in the Sunday Independent tomorrow.