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Sharon Shannon

On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

 Sharon Shannon will be in studio for a very special evening honouring her contribution to the Irish trad scene over the years.

Among those who will be paying tribute to Sharon’s talents will be President Michael D Higgins, and U2 bassist Adam Clayton.  

During the show, Sharon will be joined by some well-known Irish musicians including Adam, Donal Lunny, Denise Chaila, Steve Wickham, and Mundy to perform some of her best-known numbers for viewers at home. It will be a family affair, as Sharon’s brother Gary and niece Caolinn O’Donovan will also be joining in the trad session.

Adam King from Cork won the hearts of the nation last Friday night when he told Ryan of his ambition to work at grounds control at NASA during his appearance on The Late Late Toy Show. After a whirlwind week for the 6-year-old, Adam will be chatting with Ryan and astronaut Chris Hadfield – a hero of Adam’s with more than a few miles in space under his belt – for an unmissable interview on tomorrow night’s show.

Take That frontman Gary Barlow will be discussing his productivity during lockdown which saw him taking part in a number of online duets,

Ryan will be joined by GAA President John Horan & sports broadcaster Damien Lawlor to discuss the approaching finale of what has been an unprecedented season for all involved in GAA.

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


This morning.

Not remotely creepy.

RTE latest news: Ryan Tubridy’s secret Late Late Toy Show battle (Dublin Live)

Former President Mary Robinson

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Michael J Fox will be speaking to Ryan about the legacy of his best-known films, the work of his foundation – which is researching a cure for Parkinson’s disease – and how he is very much looking forward to turning 60.

Thirty years to the month when she shattered the glass ceiling becoming the first woman to win the Irish presidency, Mary Robinson joins Ryan to reflect on that ground-breaking moment and why Covid has lessons for us in the fight against climate change

The stars of Irish Women in Harmony including Ruth Anne, Aimée, Moya Brennan, Sibeal, Laoise and Erica Cody will be in studio with a very special performance of their Christmas single in aid of ISPCC, Together at Christmas.

Social media sensations The Flemings will be talking about how they have danced their way through lockdown at home in Kerry,…

Ryan will also take a look through the stunning collection of images from Old Ireland in Colour, a book that brings the past to spectacular life by adding colour to black and white photos of Irish daily life between the 1870s and 1960s.

Plus, there will be a performance in studio from Dublin rapper, Malaki, with his unique take on Van Morrison’s Someone Like You.


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


Conan O’Brien

Course you are.

On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Gabriel Byrne will speak to Ryan about why, at the age of 70, he decided to get around to writing a revealing autobiography…

Conan O’Brien will discuss his proud Irish heritage, his hugely successful podcast, and whether Donald Trump is a guest he may want to interview in future.

Former US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, joins Ryan to speak about being a close colleague of the now President-Elect Joe Biden….

Ireland’s favorite immunologist Luke O’ Neill will be in studio to delve into this week’s exciting developments in the search for the Covid vaccine….

Ryan will meet Lily Collison, the woman who was instrumental in the success of billionaire Stripe founders, John and Patrick. Lily will also speak about John and Patrick’s younger brother Tommy’s story of triumph over adversity.

To mark the centenary of Bloody Sunday next weekend, The Croke Park Museum will be moving part of their exhibition into the Late Late studio…

Italian Opera Singer Andrea Bocelli will also join us for a very special performance of a beloved song, and The Coronas will be in studio, performing their latest single.

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


Ryan Tubridy and Niall Horan on The Late Late Show last March

Need we ask?

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

In October, Ryan Tubridy issued an impassioned call-out for local small-to-medium sized Irish businesses to get in touch

Tomorrow, The Late Late Show will be dedicated to promoting Irish businesses across various sectors who have had to close their doors and adapt accordingly to survive.

Singer Niall Horan will speak to Ryan about how the music industry has been affected by Covid shutdowns…

Deirdre O’Kane, will discuss changes in the comedy scene…

And experts including Diarmuid Gavin, Anna Geary, Kevin Dundon, and Roisin Murphy will showcase some of their favourite businesses…

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

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ITV presenter Philip Schofield

Course you are.

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick will speak to Ryan about the life-changing event that happened to him earlier this year…

Singer Daniel O’Donnell will be in studio to speak about the ongoing struggles facing the music industry in Ireland…

TV presenter Philip Schofield made headlines when he made the decision to come out. Philip will speak with Ryan about what prompted him to first speak about his sexuality…

Campaigner Catherine Corless will discuss the significance of this week’s clarification by the government that adoptees and survivors of Mother and Baby Homes are legally entitled to access their personal data…

Presenter Cat Deeley will chat about life with her Irish husband, Patrick Kielty, and their decision to move back from the US to the UK after 14 years..

Bernard O’Shea will offer up his experience of his mid-life crisis in the form “manopause”…

Chef Donal Skehan will also chat with Ryan tomorrow evening about his recent return to Ireland, and keeping anxiety at bay…

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

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Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan. Roisin on percussion.

Indeed and you probably are.

On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Superstar singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen will chat with Ryan about the making of his new album…

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will discuss the latest developments on the battle against Covid-19…

Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey will speak to Ryan about going from a shirtless romantic comedy star, to being the toast of Hollywood…

Liverpool fan Sean Cox and his wife Martina‘s enduring love has seen them battle to overcome the vicious attack outside Anfield that left Sean fighting for his life, and both Sean and Martina will be on tomorrow evening’s show…

Megyn Kelly
, journalist, former Fox News anchor, will chat with Ryan about her infamous clash with Donald Trump, and the current state of US politics…

Something Happens will give a one-off, show-stopping performance of their hit single, Parachute…

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


Piers Morgan, co-presenter of the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain

Course you are.

On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Hurling royalty Henry Shefflin will talk to Ryan about his work with Focus Ireland, moving to management, and this year’s unique hurling championship.

Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott immortalised his love for his daughters, Sarah and Cathleen Lynott, in his songs, and tomorrow night they will speak to Ryan about a new documentary about their dad,

….rising Irish star, Loah, will perform her spellbinding version of Thin Lizzy’s Dancing in the Moonlight.

Arsene Wenger, the former Arsenal manager, will discuss his career in top-flight soccer management…

Piers Morgan will give his characteristically outspoken views on topics including “hysterically woke liberals”…

Rob Kearney, star of Leinster and Irish rugby, will tell Ryan why he is rooting for his ‘Uncle Joe’, Joe Biden, for The White House.

Dermot Bannon will discuss how Covid has changed how we all live at home and our evolving needs when it comes to design.

Wild Youth will perform their latest single, Next to You

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


Kathleen Watkins

Course you are.

On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Amy Huberman joins Ryan as she prepares to launch a new series of her successful show, Finding Joy.

Kathleen Watkins joins Ryan to chat about how poetry brings her comfort, how she managed to survive the last few months cocooning, and what life is like for her now, without her beloved Gay.

Following on from Russell Crowe’s tarantula story, funny man Dara Ó’Briain will be sending us his own musings from London.

Kevin Bacon will talk about how he gave Tom Hanks the ultimate acting lesson and explain the phenomenon of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and how he has learned to embrace this cult status…

Jennifer Edge‘s healthy 17-year-old son was struck down with Covid19 and she couldn’t see him for 18 long days. She joins Ryan with her son Jack to share their story…

Breakthrough pop artist, Lyra chats with Ryan about Tinder, singing in mass and finding money under the mattress…

Singers Claudia Boyle and Red Hurley will also be in-studio to perform Time to Say Goodbye.

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


Professor Luke O’Neill demonstrates how to make a rona mask using cotton and elastic

On The Late Late Show….

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Graham Norton joins Ryan to discuss his summer spent in West Cork…

Conor Ferguson, husband of the late RTÉ News anchor Keelin Shanley, will be in studio to discuss her legacy. Keelin’s posthumous memoir, A Light That Never Goes Out, is published tomorrow.

Following Conor’s interview, there will be a special performance by Hothouse Flowers in memory of Keelin.

Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, and author of Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science, Luke O’Neill, will join Ryan to crunch the latest Covid-19 figures. He’ll also do a live demonstration on how masks work.

Sharon Horgan, creator of hit series including Catastrophe and Divorce, will discuss the importance of supporting upcoming writers

Dr Marie Cassidy, the former chief State pathologist joins Ryan to discuss why one of the toughest jobs imaginable has not left her in despair for humanity.

Singer Gavin James will also be in studio to perform his latest hit single, Boxes.

Any excuse.

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

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