Kenny joins UTV Ireland

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Broadcaster Pat Kenny is to make his television comeback on the country's new station UTV Ireland next year.

In what will be seen as a major coup for the fledgling channel, the ex-RTE veteran will front a peak-time show, the details of which have yet to be finalised.

It is the second surprise move in as many years by the former Late Late Show host who caused a sensation when he left his Radio One slot last year for commercial rival