The Late Late Show is pulling out all the stops to seduce its audience of singletons for its annual Valentine’s Special tomorrow night, by calling on the might of the power ballad.
A trio of 80s stars will be reliving their biggest hits to set hearts fluttering, and hopefully get the 200+ unlucky-in-love single audience members in the mood for luuurve.
First up, Chris de Burgh will be tugging at the heart strings with his biggest hit ‘The Lady in Red’, which will be followed up with Eurovision legend Johnny Logan and his classic love song ‘Hold Me Now’.
And Queen of the 80s power ballad herself, Bonnie Tyler will be on hand with a very special performance of her iconic hit ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’.
Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy will be everyone’s wingman on the night with a series of games played out over the course of the evening to help the audience members find their soulmate.
There’ll also be a panel on the perils of the modern dating game and we’ll hear an amazing story of sacrifice and devotion from Ireland’s most loved-up couple, chosen from hundreds of entries received by the show.
Meanwhile, Dublin footballer Philly McMahon will be sharing his inspirational story of striving for success against all odds and model-turned-beauty guru Pippa O’Connor will chat with Ryan about life and love as she and husband Brian Ormond prepare for the arrival of their second child.
Last year’s Late Late Valentine’s Special was one of the most talked about shows of the season with more than 573,000 people watching as Ryan played matchmaker, controversial columnist Katie Hopkins was jokingly propositioned by an audience member and Ronan O’Gara made jaws drop with his comments on the couch.
Tune in tomorrow night on RTÉ One at 9.35pm – we know we will be!