There’s a mixed bag on tomorrow night’s The Late Late Show; Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp is joined by comedian Jason Manford, Never Mind the Buzzcocks star Phill Jupitus and soap star Michelle Collins for a chat with host Ryan Tubridy.
EastEnders star and Spandau Ballet bassist, best known for iconic 80’s hit ‘Gold’, Martin Kemp will chat about his constantly-evolving career after decades in showbiz.
One of the UK’s most popular comedians, Jason Manford will be chatting about his Irish roots including his great-grandfather who was one of the rebels fighting from the GPO during the Easter Rising.
Phill Jupitus will be sharing a very memorable encounter with the late, great Terry Wogan, his thoughts on what’s happening at the BBC, why he thinks they made a mistake in cancelling Never Mind the Buzzcocks and why they should bring it back to television screens.
And Eastenders and Coronation St actress Michelle Collins will be talking about being one of the few actors to grace both Albert Square and the cobbles of Weatherfield.
Meanwhile, with award-winning TV shows like Transparent and high profile transitions like Caitlyn Jenner’s making transgender the equal rights issue of the day, the show will hear from Chris Ricketts, who began life as a female and subsequently gave birth to two children, but inwardly always identified as male.
Chris believes that society needs to overcome notions of defined male and female identity and should accept him as a man without him having to go through gender reassignment surgery.
As the housing crisis escalates Room to Improve star Dermot Bannon will be giving us chapter and verse on where the politicians are going wrong, why modular housing won’t cut it and what really needs to happen to put an end to the problem.
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie founder Jimmy Norman will talk to Ryan about how he has channelled his grief following the tragic death of his young daughter from cancer into creating a national chlidren’s charity to help support other families whose children are battling the disease.
And food writer and entrepreneur Ella Woodward, AKA Deliciously Ella, will tell us how making major changes in her diet to tackle a troubling condition has translated into a career as the poster girl for healthy eating with her debut book becoming Amazon’s best-seller of 2015.
Music on the night will come from 80s legends Bagatelle, coming to the end of a year of celebrations for their 35th anniversary, and singer-songwriter Gavin Glass.
Tune in tomorrow (Friday) on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.