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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar will join Ryan Tubridy to talk about the highs and lows of his first 18 months as Ireland’s youngest ever Taoiseach…

Michael Bublé is back performing with a new album and a tour on the way. He’ll be telling Ryan what the last few years have been like for him and his family…

Comedian David Walliams will be chatting about the inspiration for his books and fatherhood…

Donegal’s most famous son Daniel O’Donnell will be in studio to chat about coming home for Christmas to spend time with Majella in the house the country coveted on Room to Improve earlier this year…

And we will be meeting the final three celebrities who will be tripping the light fantastic across the Dancing With The Stars ballroom floor…

The Late Late Show  tomorrow on RTÉ One, at 9.35pm.



On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy is joined by man of the match Peter O’Mahony to discuss the momentous win, and why the team is poised for success in next year’s Rugby World Cup.

… As they embark on their farewell tour, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy discuss why it’s time to say goodbye in the year of their 25th anniversary.

Professor Brian Cox joins Ryan to explain his passion for unpicking the infinite universe around us, and tells us why he’s bringing science on the road in his new tour.

…The master of impressions Mario Rosenstock will be providing the laughs, and music will be from The Stunning who are joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Any excuse.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

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Mortgage broker Karl Deeter

On the Late Late Show….

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Irish actress Victoria Smurfit….singer Glen Hansard, musician Brendan Begley, artist Liam Holden and stonemason Brendan Moriarty….

We explore what can be done to help the rental sector in Ireland with our expert panel including Room To Improve host Dermot Bannon, Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers, and Linda Daly, editor of the Sunday Times property supplement…

Taken Down actress Blessing Moyo and her daughter Victoria Chihumura join Ryan to talk about what living in Direct Provision was like.

With Christmas just around the corner, Dogs Trust are this year highlighting the harm associated with buying dogs from bad breeders

Dancing With The Stars judge Julian Benson returns to the Late Late Show to talk about the Cystic Fibrosis foundation he is setting up…

*assembles crystal meth ingredients*

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

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Last night.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One.

Ryan Tubridy and Presidential runner-up Peter Casey.

A sloppy ambush, you say?


Watch back here.





Peter Casey

On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson will join Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy on to discuss climnate change…

…We find out from Peter Casey how it felt to be the stand out story of the presidential  campaign,

…former world middleweight boxing champion Andy Lee joins Ryan to discuss his ascent through the ranks

…Jennifer Zamparelli will put her best foot forward as co-presenter of hit series, Dancing with the Stars. with Nicky Byrne

 David McWilliams is back to discuss the wholesale shift in the way normal people see and think about themselves, and how Ireland has gone from economic embarrassment to avocado toast in the space of a generation….

*throws breakfast roll at telly*

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9.35pm.


Hector hEochagáin


On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Ryan will be looking on the bright side of life with Monty Python legend Eric Idle…

Keala Settle ’joins Ryan in studio to chat about being thrust into international fame and recording her new album..
Four time All-Ireland winner Cora Staunton will be on the couch to chat about scaling the heights of Ladies GAA…

…Shauntelle Tynan was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at just 16 years old..She joins Ryan to share her story.

Television presenter Hector hEochagáin joins Ryan to chat about taking the road less traveled for his new series, Hector Ó Siberia Go Saigon…

[gardener] Diarmuid Gavin will be chatting about why millennials are mad about cacti, how he overcame his crippling shyness and the highly unusual way his late father made sure everyone knew he had made it.

*books flight to London*

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm

Previously: A Shabby Sense Of Entitlement

Ultimate responsibility for the very shabby treatment of the thousand or so ticketholders rests with RTÉ and The Late Late Show not the UK company they engaged and clearly did not properly brief.

Its [UK company’s] employees, while demonstrably out of their depth, were unfailingly polite. From observation, that could not be said of some RTÉ staff there on the night.

‘…The sense of entitlement and self-selecting ‘superiority’ so often attributed to RTÉ and its stars by its critics was also demonstrated by Mr Tubridy when – during an ad break – he sought to put an overexcited heckler in his place by telling him he was clearly his social inferior due to the fact that he was in the worst seats in the house, the gallery with most of the audience because he ‘clearly didn’t know the right people’.

A withering editorial in this morning’s London-based The Irish World newspaper apologising for its role in promoting last Friday’s shambolic Late Late Show London event.

The Irish World

Earlier: De Tuesday Papers

Saturday: Balls It Up There, Colette

Ryan Tubridy will host The Late Late Show from London this evening.

Staying in tonight?

Care to meet Official Ireland’s chosen diaspora and assorted chancers?

Gareth Naughten writes:

Tonight’s  show, will be a celebration of the Irish in Britain and their contribution to their adopted country.

Ryan will be chatting with some of the Irish people who have made a splash in showbiz and others who have been making waves in their own fields.

…Graham Norton, Brendan O’Carroll, Nigel Farage, Alastair Campbell, Laura Whitmore, Angela Scanlon, Mick McCarthy, Eamonn Holmes, Imelda May and Barry McGuigan.

No Richard Corrigan?


Ó Briain?

Was it for this, anyone?

The Late Late Show London special at 9.35pm on RTÉ 1.

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Pat Kenny on his last Late Late Show

On The Late Late Show .

Gareth Naughton writes:

Fresh from their gold medal winning victories at the World Rowing Championships, Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure will be chatting about their wins and how they are positioned for a dominant display in the Tokyo Olympics.

As broadcaster Pat Kenny celebrates being inducted into the IMRO Radio Awards Hall of Fame, he joins Ryan to chat about a career that spans five decades

After a year of wildly unpredictable weather, Met Éireann’s Joanna Donnelly will be in studio to chat about why our climate has changed so dramatically,

Nathan Carter will be giving a special performance of a Willie Nelson classic.

Plus music from Villagers….

*moves dial*

The Late Late Show tomorrow at 9.30pm.


Johnny Logan after his Eurovision win in the Hague, 1980

On The Late Late Show

Gareth Naughton writes:

Former Ireland and Leinster No 8 Jamie Heaslip  will join Ryan Tubridy on Friday night to chat about his Grand Slam and Heineken Cup winning career.

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to walk down the aisle for a wedding watched all around the world, long time chronicler of the British royal family Andrew Morton will be in studio.

Eurovision winners Johnny Logan and Secret Garden will be singing You Raise Me Up, the worldwide hit penned by Secret Garden’s Rolf Lovland and another Irish Eurovision winner, Brendan Graham.

Plus new music from Ash.

*gives telly to touring, hell-raising rock band*

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One at 9.35pm

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