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Seth Rogan

On The Late Late Show

…Maureen Catterson writes:

Ryan Tubridy will chat to Hollywood actor and producer Seth Rogen, star of Superbad, Bad Neighbours and The Lion King…

Sinead and Mark Gallagher-Hedderman made news headlines last month when they had to take their case to court to avoid mandatory hotel quarantine with their 8-day-old baby boy. They share their surrogacy story and introduce their baby Theo

We’ll be showcasing some of this year’s 24,000 entries from across Ireland in The Student Enterprise Awards

…To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Commitments Ryan will be joined by a supergroup to perform the greatest songs from the soundtrack to the iconic 1991 film. West End star Killian Donnelly and Eurovision winner, Niamh Kavanagh will be singing….

…Relatives of some of the 10 innocent victims killed during the Ballymurphy Massacre speak to Ryan about their 50-year quest for justice and what they believe UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson needs to do next.

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

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Jockey Rachael Blackmore

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone will talk about her strong ties with Northern Ireland and her health battles – including surviving a terrifying brain bleed.

Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore will speak about riding to victory in one of the toughest races in sport.

Ten years since All Ireland-winning player and manager Jim McGuinness started a GAA revolution in Donegal, he’ll join Ryan to discuss swapping football for soccer…

With Pieta’s annual Darkness into Light fundraising campaign once again curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, stars of movies, music, and sport are coming together this Friday night to lend their support to the cause in a very special Late Late Show.

Irish country music star Sandy Kelly will be joined by her niece, Sandie Ellis, as they speak publicly together for the first time about the tragic death of Sandy’s sister Barbara…

…Westmeath GAA star and former AFL player Ray Connellan, spoken word artist Malaki, and ultra-marathon runner Conor O’Keeffe will speak about their personal experiences with mental health pressures.

There will also be a special musical performance from Pillow Queens

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


Noel Gallagher

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Noel Gallagher will be speaking to Ryan about his eagerly anticipated upcoming greatest hits album…

A caller to the Ryan Tubridy Show stopped listeners in their tracks with his honest account of the obstacles faced by his deaf son in Irish society. Ryan and viewers will meet Calum Geary and his father Andrew and discuss Calum’s dreams for his future.

After 14 months cocooning at home, The Late Late Show welcomes six fully vaccinated pensioners to studio as they excitedly embrace their newfound freedoms.

We will also be joined by four amateur DIY enthusiasts who will showcase their special creations for entertaining outdoors this summer.

Plus, Bell X1 will be giving a special rendition of their classic single, The Great Defector.

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

Tom Jones in Dublin in 2003

On The Late Late Show…

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Michelle O’Neill, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister, makes her first visit to The Late Late Show…

Singing legend Tom Jones will be giving an exclusive performance with his take on a Bob Dylan classic One More Cup of Coffee

Jamie Wall, who in 2014 was a promising dual GAA star, will speak to Ryan about how he adjusted to paralysis and went on to manage his home club to victory.

Tolu Ibikunle, Susan Ilesanmi, and Okefe Afe, three of the Dubliners who shot to fame on TikTok with their viral accents video, will be joining us in studio.

Una Ring & Eve McDowell, who were both subjected to terrifying stalking ordeals, will speak about their campaign to have a specific offence of stalking introduced with longer sentences for the crime.

Plus Villagers will give an exclusive performance of brand-new single The First Day.

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


President Michael D Higgins

On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Our President Michael D. Higgins turns 80 this Sunday, and Ryan will sit down with him at Áras an Uachtaráin to discuss the President’s hopes for Ireland’s future.

Kathy Bates, the Academy Award-winning actress and star of MiseryTitanic, and PS I Love You, will tell how she is trying to perfect a Ballyfermot accent for her latest role.

Ireland rugby captain Johnny Sexton will be chatting about his chances of making the Lions team, the return of Simon Zebo to Munster, and lending his support to DEBRA Ireland. Claudia Scanlon, who has EB, will be joined by her mother Liz to speak to Ryan about living with the condition and thriving against the odds.

Singer Imelda May will give an exclusive performance of Don’t Let Me Stand on My Own, with Niall McNamee, from her new album 11 Past the Hour.

Plus, we have the debut TV performance of Crybaby from Noel Hogan featuring Bronagh Gallagher.

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


Dervla Kirwan

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

We celebrate the songs and lives of John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Charley Pride, Hal Ketchum, and Brian Coll, with Irish country stars including Cliona Hagan, Susan McCann, Declan Nerney, Robert Mizzell, and Michael English performing some of their greatest compositions in a rousing circle of friends country music studio session.

When CJ Stander arrived at Cork Airport in 2012, he considered himself in the last chance saloon as far as his rugby career was concerned. Nine years on, he departs Irish shores with 51 Irish caps. CJ joins Ryan to say goodbye…

Dervla Kirwan, the family matriarch from the whodunnit series Smother filmed in Lahinch, will be speaking about what viewers can expect as the drama draws to a close…

…Padraig Harrington will cast his expert eye over the US Masters, and talk about how preparations are going for Team Europe ahead of The Ryder Cup…

…Ryan will take a behind-the-scenes look through the treasure trove of historical gems in Ireland’s National Collection, including some of the most intriguing personal objects in Irish history.

Plus, Declan O’Rourke will be performing The Harbour, from his brand-new album, Arrivals, produced by Paul Weller.

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


Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Ryan will chat all things Line of Duty with an Irishman who’s leading the charge at AC-12, Adrian Dunbar. Adrian will discuss how it feels to become watercooler famous more than 40 years after leaving the island to become an actor…

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny joins Ryan to speak about life after politics and his new series that starts next week on RTÉ, sees him rediscovering Ireland’s railway routes….

Broadcaster Sarah McInerney, recently announced alongside Fran McNulty to join Miriam O’Callaghan as new presenters of Prime Time, will speak with Ryan about her new role…

Paul Howard, journalist and author of 23 books featuring Ross O’ Carroll Kelly, will be on the show to discuss everything from class privilege in Ireland, to how ROCK is surviving the pandemic…

To mark World Autism Awareness Day, we will meet with a group of parents and children who are living with autism and the everyday challenges they face.

Hotelier John Fitzpatrick will chat about New York opening up and the vaccine rollout and whether we’ll see the Irish in the Big Apple anytime soon.

The music line-up includes Wild Youth exclusively performing their new single ‘Can’t Say No’ and, on the day of its release, John Spillane performs a song from his critically acclaimed album ‘100 Snow White Horses’.

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



On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

For the second year in a row, Daffodil Day. the traditional annual Irish Cancer Society fundraiser had to be cancelled, due to the lockdown. The Late Late Show is honoured to get behind the initiative and raise vital money to fund the charity…

…Westlife star Shane Filan will be in studio, speaking to Ryan for the very first time about how he coped with recently losing both of his parents, Mae and Peter, to cancer, just ten months apart…

Pop twins Jedward, renowned for their truly outstanding quiffs, will be shaving their heads live on air to help raise Daffodil Day donations…

…Cavan footballer Oisin Kiernan will be talking about his diagnosis and treatment for testicular cancer

…Irish Cancer Society. CEO of the charity Averil Power will share her own personal experience with the night nursing service

Plus, band of the moment, Inhaler, will be in studio to perform their latest hit single, Cheer Up Baby.

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


Allen Leech in ‘Downton Abbey’

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Following on from The Late Late Show’s Taking Care of Business Special which aired last year, this Friday the show welcomes back the inaugural bursary winners Patrick Cox, Oliver Kirwan, Donagh Quigley, and Denise Rock with news of how their business have adapted and thrived through the lockdown.

Actor Allen Leech of Downton Abbey and Bohemian Rhapsody fame on and why he supports the work of the Sudden Adult Death Syndrome charity, CRY. Marie Greene & Emily Keogh will be asking for public support for CRY and recounting their personal experiences.

Hugh Wallace, Amanda Bone & Suzie Mc Adam will be in studio to discuss this year’s Homes of the Year.

Seána Kerslake star of new Sunday night hit-drama Smother will be speaking to Ryan about filming the show in Lahinch in the middle of the pandemic, and she will be remembering her close friend Danika McGuigan, daughter of Barry McGuigan.

Nathan Carter will be in studio with the first TV performance of his new song.

Dea Matrona
from Belfast will also be in studio to perform their latest single, Make You My Star.

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

Pic: Rex

Laura Whitmore

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Toy Show stars Saoirse Ruane, Adam King, and Michael Moloney will update viewers on what has been happening in their worlds since appearing on the show last November,…

Ryan will speak with Zoe Holohan, the Dubliner whose life was torn apart during the Greek wildfires of 2018…

Dermot O’Leary will discuss embracing fatherhood and precious time in lockdown…

Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore will discuss the perils of fame…

Una Healy will be in studio to discuss her new music…

And there will be more music from Picturehouse will be in studio for a performance of their classic hit single, Sunburst.

The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.