AL PORTER has spoken out after an Irish radio station announced his replacement following his resignation over allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
The comedian announced in November that he was resigning from Today FM after allegations had been made against him regarding inappropriate behaviour in the past.
Today FM announced yesterday that broadcaster Muireann O'Connell will replace him on the lunchtime slot on the station.
Speaking to The Irish Star about the new host, Al Porter said:"The minute I saw the news I texted Today FM's station manager Adelle to tell Muireann I think she'll be great and wish her the best."
The comedian also maintained that he took the decision to step down from his radio show and left on good terms.
He added: "I wasn't asked to resign from any of my jobs, I took that step away myself, facing the very serious claims made.
"There are no hard feelings."
In announcing his resignation in November, Porter said he had had been "unaware" of complaints or the impact of his conduct, saying: "I am truly sorry for any distress I may have caused in what I had regarded as light-hearted and good-natured circumstances."
Speaking about her new show, Muireann commented: “I have loved Today FM for as long as I remember and the idea of ever getting to work here was something I never imagined would happen.
"I love this place and everyone who works here and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”