RTE viewers call Daithi O’Se and James Patrice ‘so funny’ as the pair read out Normal People scene on Today

RTE viewers have said that Daithi’O’Se and James Patrice are “so funny” after the pair read out a scene from Normal People on Today.

Normal People was the hit show of the summer and it starred Irish actor Paul Mescal and English actress Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Daithi and James read out a scene from Normal People


Daithi and James read out a scene from Normal PeopleCredit: RTE
RTE viewers thought the sketch was hilarious


RTE viewers thought the sketch was hilariousCredit: RTE

James appeared on Today to speak with Daithi and Maura Derrane about everything that has been happening across social media during the week.

While he was chatting to the pair, James suggested that he and Daithi act out a scene from the hit show.

He explained: “I thought to myself, what if Daithi, perhaps, maybe we could pay homage to Normal People.”

The hilarious social media star decided to throw on a brown wig to play Marianne and Daithi was already wearing a chain to play out Connell.

The pair acted out the scene where Marianne and Connell reunited in college and the results were hilarious.


Maura, Daithi and James couldn’t stop laughing together and it seems that viewers of the show thought the same.

RTE shared the hilarious clip on their Today Instagram page and fans of the show flooded their replies with love for the funny sketch.

Niamh commented saying: “James Patrice has kept me laughing through corona. No easy feat.”

One fan said: “Brillant so so funny.”

Orla gushed: “Brilliant. Made my day @daithiose @james_patrice.”

While Mark Rodgers also commented saying: “This is iconic @james_patrice.”


This hilarious sketch comes after Daithi left his co-star Sinead Kennedy in stitches as he attempted to twerk and dance while live on the show.

On the show yesterday evening Daithi and Sinead were joined by dance instructor Bonnie Boux.

Bonnie was showing off some of her amazing moves on the RTE chat show but she also tried to get Sinead and Daithi involved as she attempted to teach them some dance moves.

For one of the moves Bonnie was showing the audience how to twerk and Daithi and Sinead both attempted along with her with hilarious results.

Speaking about Daithi’s attempt, the Winning Streak star said: “Bit of a dad dancing of a Tuesday. Daithi’s going to twerk on national telly. I have been waiting for this moment for quite some time.”

Sinead was in stitches at Daithi’s attempt at dancing but unfortunately, the pair didn’t join in for the full routine at the end.

Daithi was dancing on Today yesterday leaving Sinead in stitches


Daithi was dancing on Today yesterday leaving Sinead in stitchesCredit: RTE

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