Who’s on The Late Late Show this week?

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This week The Late Late Show are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for Friday night’s star studded line-up.

Now that the full line-up has been revealed we know exactly the kind of night we’re in for!

There will be lots of chat about finding fame and enjoying the Irish shores while talking with a plethora of Irish talent and international talent alike

Ryan will be joined by Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal and talk about gaining overnight fame on Normal People, becoming a poster boy for the Irish language on the BAFTA red carpet, and competing with Colin Farrell for an Oscar. They will also be chatting about his new film God’s Creatures, which opens at the Dublin International Film Festival this week.

Emily Watson will also be joining the line-up chatting about starring alongside Paul Mescal in the new film, God’s Creatures. The two-time Oscar nominee is no stranger to these shores having played Angela in Angela’s Ashes and starred alongside Daniel Day Lewis in The Boxer. Paul and Emily will talk awards season, the wildness of Donegal and the challenge of taking on thought-provoking roles.


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Just back from his second BAFTA win, Oscar-winning animator Richie Baneham will chat about coming home to Tallaght, working with James Cameron and looking ahead to his second Oscar nomination for Avatar: The Way of Water. The latest addition to the Smother cast, Irish acting royalty Fionnula Flanagan will share why she is still in the prime of her career despite first appearing on screens in 1965; while Gemma-Leah Devereaux will chat about why Smother fans cheered when her character Anna got her comeuppance and Dean Fagan, who plays Finn, will tell viewers why spending so much time in Lahinch has changed his life.  Chef Jamie Oliver will chat about his latest venture in Dublin along with all things culinary, his desire to drive positive change in food education and his stellar career, from learning to cook in his parents’ pub aged eight to becoming a global food phenomenon.

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More than 60 years on, the Thalidomide Survivors in Ireland are still seeking an apology from the State and will be sharing their stories in studio. After the drug which was hailed as a miracle cure for morning sickness in pregnant women, was discovered to be causing catastrophic injuries to babies .

Westmeath’s finest, The Academic, will sing Pushing Up Daisies from their newly released album Sitting Pretty and rabble-rousing folk band, The Mary Wallopers, will sing Eileen ÓG from their self-titled debut album.

The Late Late Show kicks off on RTÉ One this Friday at 9:35pm

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