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Will the Ray D’Arcy show give the Late Late Show a run for its money this week?

Saturday night's line up looks stronger after last-minute cancellation tonight

The Late Late may be in trouble this week...
The Late Late may be in trouble this week…

After widespread criticism for its choice of guests over the past number of weeks, it seems the Ray D’Arcy show may finally beat the Late Late Show in ratings this weekend.

Following a last-minute cancellation by the Late Late’s top billing, Web Summit founder and CEO Paddy Cosgrave, it appears D’Arcy has a much stronger line up in the latest battle of the chat shows.

Among the guests on the new Saturday night programme are model and tv personality Caprice, Oscar-nominated Irish director Jim Sheridan and journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne – who will give an in-depth interview about his life and career.

Caprice will feature on Ray's show
Caprice will feature on Ray’s show

Republic of Telly and The Fear star Fred Cooke will share his experiences about learning to drive at the ripe old age of 35 for his new documentary Operation Transportation, while music will be provided by Wexford native Maverick Sabre.

Meanwhile, disaster struck for tonight’s Late Late Show when Mr. Cosgrove cancelled his appearance. Other guests scheduled for this evening are Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom, comedian Des Bishop, and Clare woman Aine Mae O’Mahony who became blind at 26 years of age.

Steph & Dom, guests for the Late Late
Steph & Dom, guests for the Late Late

In addition to this, there will also be a housing debate on whether or not we should build more or make better use of housing stock already available, with audience members sharing their own personal stories.

The Late Late Show takes place on RTE One on Friday at 9.35pm, while the Ray D’Arcy Show airs on RTE One on Saturday at 10.05pm

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