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Hugh Jackman is going to think about Ryan Tubridy every time he does an 'Irish goodbye' from now on

There’s a headline nobody thought they’d be reading today.

HUGH JACKMAN IS doing his darndest to establish himself as show buisness’s biggest sounder.

This week, he sent a message to 7 year-old Emma from Lucan after she impressed with her cover of The Greatest Showman tune, ‘A Million Dreams’. (You can watch it by clicking here.)

Hugh called Emma’s cover “ingenious” and thanked her for singing the song and being a fan. That’s a statement from a man who’s yet to hear me belt out ‘Rewrite The Stars’ from the shower.

Can’t see the video? Click here.

He’s since been on with Ryan Tubridy (of the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ One) to have a chat about his upcoming trip to Ireland for his gig at the 3Arena. During the conversation, Tubs took it upon himself to teach him about ‘the Irish goodbye’.

Essentially, it’s you when you leave the house party without telling anyone. Hugh’s actually very fond of the practice, and regularly does it to Russell Crowe. Can’t blame her for that.

As the interview progressed, Ryan was waiting on a response from Hugh of which there wasn’t one. Thinking he’d lost the connection, he indulged in a pun:

Can Hugh hear me now?”


A few seconds later Hugh reappeared on air “THAT WAS THE IRISH GOODBYE!!! GOTCHAAAA.” Supreme banter right there, ladies and gents.

Tubs ragged on him for “trolling”, before Hugh said he’d think of him every time he did an Irish goodbye from now on. Imagine Hugh Jackman thinking about you on the regular?

You can listen back to the full interview by clicking here or checking out the snazzy embed below.

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