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Mairéad Ronan and John Nolan

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Sinéad Harrington writes:

Fresh from their victory on Dancing with the Stars, Mairéad Ronan and John Nolan will be talking to Ray about taking home the glitterball trophy

Joe Brolly chats to Ray about his role as Cystic Fibrosis Ireland ambassador joined by Shane Halligan, who received a double lung transplant in 2015.

Ray will also be catching up with two titans of Irish TV, Francis Brennan and Dermot Bannon.

Kilkenny woman Jenny Moylan tells Ray about her dramatic ten-stone weight loss in the last year.

Kerry’s famous Bat Family will be in studio for a very special performance of their latest viral video, comedian Pat Shortt will be supplying the laughs, and there’ll be a hooley in the kitchen with Stockton’s Wing!

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 10.20pm on RTÉ One.

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Anne Hegerty

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Fergus McCormack writes:

Anne Hegerty, ‘The Governess’ from The Chase, joins Ray to talk about life in the Jungle, her late Asperger’s diagnosis and her Irish connections.

One of Ireland’s best loved comedians PJ Gallagher joins Ray ahead of his forthcoming TV show The Big DIY Challenge.

Disability rights campaigner Joanne O’Riordan tells Ray about her transition from student life to working as a sports journalist and the launch of her brand new podcast.

Ray meets Stephen Travers, one of the Miami Showband massacre survivors, ahead of the launch of an international Netflix documentary that charts Stephen’s quest for the truth about the attack and his search for reconciliation.

And we have a unique duet from Camille O’Sullivan and Aidan Gillen who perform Roy Orbison’s In Dreams in aid of Focus Ireland and they chat about their upcoming gig , the Sunday Independent’s ‘Rock Against Homelessness’.

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 10.20pm on RTÉ One.

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Pauline McLynn as Mrs Doyle with the late Pat Laffan as Pat Mustard in ‘Father Ted’

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Fergus McCormack writes:

Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant speaks exclusively to Ray about awards season, his selfie with Barbra Streisand, the enduring popularity of Withnail and I and the excitement surrounding his upcoming role in Star Wars: Episode IX.

Irish couple living in Canada, Aaron and Jay O’Bryan, reveal their battle to get their one-year-old son Jake an Irish passport and why they still don’t have full legal rights in Ireland.

Star of stage and screen Pauline McLynn chats to Ray about her favourite St Patrick’s Day memories, why playing Irish mammies has served her career well and how she hasn’t given up hope of presenting the Eurovision!

14-year-old busker Sam Clifford tells Ray about being plucked from busking obscurity on Grafton Street earlier this week by country music superstar Keith Urban, to performing with him hours later in the 3Arena in front of 13,000 people.

Three teenage boys from Crumlin have made it to the World Irish Championships in North Carolina, putting them in the top 1% of Irish dancers worldwide. They’ll show off their dancing talents live in studio.

Plus there’ll be music from our St Patrick’s Day house band – Irish trad fusion group, Moxie.

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.

Yesterday: Pat Laffan: Father Ted’s ‘Pat Mustard’ dies aged 79 (BBC)

Kerry Katona

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Fergus McCormack writes:

Ray is joined by ‘Celebrity Globetrotters’ Senator David Norris, comedian Alison Spittle and Crystal Swing’s Derek Burke – giving some behind the scenes news from their recent trip together to Morocco.

Kerry Katona tells Ray about her quest to find love again on Celebs go Dating, life with five kids and her recent move into motivational speaking.

Ray hears the astonishing story of Dr A J F Tony O’Reilly, the former postman who gambled €10 million and lost it all.

Singer Brian Kennedy joins Ray to discuss his ongoing recovery from cancer and gives a very special performance on the couch.

And Maverick Sabre is back on the road with a UK and Irish tour and he’ll be performing Glory from his new album When I Wake Up.

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 9.45pm on RTÉ One.

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Kay Burley

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Fergus McCormack writes:

She’s one of Britain’s most formidable broadcasters, Kay Burley joins Ray to talk about her 30 year career as the face of Sky News…

Actor Seána Kerslake and 10-year-old newcomer James Quinn Markey join Ray to talk about their starring roles in the Irish horror movie The Hole in the Ground

Comedian and actor Katherine Lynch gives Ray the backstage gossip from touring with Menopause the Musical…

In their first Irish TV interview, Offaly brothers and international models, Oisin and Ronan Murphy from Birr, talk to Ray about hurling, appearing in Vogue magazine and walking the catwalks…

And in the aftermath of Dry January, we’ll be hearing about the experiences of people who turned their backs on the booze


The Ray D’Arcy Show at 9.50pm on RTÉ One.

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Author Michael Harding

Staying in tomorrow?

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Fergus McCormack writes;

Actor Stephen Mangan will join Ray on the couch for his first Irish chat show appearance to talk about his illustrious career in TV and film…

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh will tell Ray about the challenges of learning to swim later in life, after recently starting swimming lessons at her local pool….

In his first TV interview since his heart attack late last year, bestselling author and raconteur, Michael Harding, will open up about his ongoing recovery…

And Ray will hear the remarkable story of Conor Stakelum – the 25 year old who became the first Irishman to ever qualify for the European Figure Skating Championships….

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 9:55pm on RTÉ One.

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Former GAA star and fashion designer Paul Galvin

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Fergus McCormack writes;

In his first interview since becoming a Dad, former Kerry GAA captain Paul Galvin, talks to Ray about his love of tattoos, his new clothing collection and one of his heroes, Luke Kelly.

Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher tells Ray about her eventful year so far and her recent online run-in with US rapper Azealia Banks.

Celebrating 35 years as Ian Beale on Albert Square, EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt joins Ray on the show.

And one of Ireland’s best-known chefs, Clodagh McKenna will be chatting about her new book, her new TV series and her new love – the Honourable Harry Herbert whose family own the real life Downton Abbey.

The Ray D’Arcy Show tomorrow at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.

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Noel Edmonds

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Fergus McCormack writes:

In his first chat show appearance since leaving the jungle, TV legend Noel Edmonds will join Ray to talk about his experience on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

20-year-old model Kate Grant from Co. Tyrone will chat to Ray about recently being chosen as a brand ambassador for global cosmetics giant, Benefit…

Ray will also be joined by the five leaders of this year’s Operation Transformation. They’re already 50 pounds lighter after just one week but can they keep it going?

There’ll be a music performance from Mick Flannery…

And as the third anniversary of his death approaches, Nicole Ryan tells Ray about her brother Alex, who died after taking a synthetic drug in 2016, and how she is launching a drugs and alcohol awareness programme for secondary schools in his memory.

The Ray D’Arcy Show tomorrow  at 9.50pm on RTÉ One.

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Chef Dylan McGrath

On The Ray Darcy Show

Ireland rugby star Robbie Henshaw and his family are releasing an album of traditional tunes with trad superstar Sharon Shannon called The Secret Sessions. They’ll all be joining Ray for chats and a session in the kitchen.

Fresh from picking up a gold medal at the World Elite Women’s Boxing Championships in India, Kellie Harrington joins Ray to talk about her success..

After a rough couple of years, one of Ireland’s most talented chefs, Dylan McGrath, tells Ray about the chronic pain that left him unable to walk…

And State Pathologist, Professor Marie Cassidy, will join Ray to talk about her decision to retire at the end of this year after nearly 15 years in the role…

The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One at 10pm