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In Pictures: Late Late Show host pays a visit to popular Laois restaurant

Ryan Tubridy made a surprise appearance in Laois today as he popped in to a popular local restaurant.

Stradbally Fayre welcomed the RTE TV and radio presenter into their establishment this afternoon.

Tubridy arrived unannounced and ordered the toasted special with chips – with owner Chris Maguire telling LaoisToday that the Dubliner was pleasantly surprised with the size of the portion.

“I don’t think he was quite ready for the size of the portions that us culchies have down here,” Chris joked.

He said: “Ryan called in unannounced and enjoyed a meal with us this afternoon.

“After he had finished, we approached him to see would he be willing to take some photos with staff and customers and he could not have been more obliging.

“One of our customers, Mairead, spotted him first and Ryan was very kind with his time.

“We had no prior notice or anything, he just called in so it was a great surprise for us all.

“Being located here in Stradbally, we are used to celebrities dropping in whether they are attending the ploughing or Electric Picnic.

“And every single of them, just like Ryan, have been so kind and pleasant.”

Tubridy is coming to the end of his spell as Late Late Show host and Chris said everyone in Stradbally Fayre wished him well.

He said: “We thanked Ryan for all of the years of entertainment that he gave us all and wished him well for the future.”

Check out some great pictures below:

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