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SHOCK MOVE Eoghan McDermott is expected to part ways with RTE's 2FM after six years

The shock decision comes after the star took unplanned annual leave nearly two weeks ago and has not been on air since.

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Eoghan McDermott has left 2FM

Eoghan McDermott has left 2FM

Eoghan McDermott has left 2FM

Eoghan McDermott is due to part ways with RTE's 2FM after six and a half years with the station, a source has told SundayWorld.com

The 37-year-old radio DJ was one of the national broadcaster’s brightest stars having worked across radio and TV since joining them in June 2014.

The shock decision comes after the star took unplanned annual leave nearly two weeks ago and has not been on air since.

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Eoghan McDermott and girlfriend Aoife Melia

Eoghan McDermott and girlfriend Aoife Melia

Eoghan McDermott and girlfriend Aoife Melia

Eoghan joined the station from Spin FM and quickly built up a name for himself on the national airwaves thanks to his successful weekend morning show.

He was soon moved to DriveTime but two years ago was moved once more to the coveted morning slot where he presented the Breakfast Show with Doireann Garrihy.

Together they formed a partnership that saw them picking up the ‘Best Breakfast Show’ award at last year’s IMROs.

While no statement has been made yet by RTE, SundayWorld.com believes that he has left for personal reasons.

Station bosses will now turn their attention to replacing the Gaeilgoir, who boasts Niall Horan as his close pal.

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Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott at the launch of the new radio schedule in 2019

Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott at the launch of the new radio schedule in 2019

Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott at the launch of the new radio schedule in 2019

Up until now McDermott was the only male voice on RTE's 2FM from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday with the likes of Jennifer Zamparelli, Tracey Clifford and Jenny Green all having successful slots already.

When contacted for comment, RTE said: “Eoghan is on annual leave. RTÉ has no further comment.”


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