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The Podge & Rodge Show made its return last night, but what did the nation think of it?

The lads are back.

IT HAD BEEN eight long years since Pádraig and Rodraig O’Leprosy welcomed the public into the confines of Ballydung Manor, but last night the brothers finally saw fit to reacquaint themselves with the nation.

With Doireann Garrihy at the helm, the lads quizzed Made in Chelsea’s Josh JP Patterson on the importance he places on a date’s bank account, questioned just how famous Erin McGregor would be if she didn’t have her brother to namedrop, and watched as Le Galaxie sung us out with a cover of Video Killed the Radio Star.

Oh, and there was talk of mickeys. Much talk of mickeys.

New host, Doireann, has made no secret of the pressure she feels taking the reins on a much-loved show, regularly filling her social media followers in on the preparation which has gone in behind-the-scenes ahead of the programme’s highly-anticipated return.

So, how did the the nation take to it in the end? On the whole, reaction was positive, people.

Let’s take a look…

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