Monday 27 February 2017

Bruce Springsteen joins Ryan Tubridy this Friday as The Late Late Show leaves the country for the first time in almost 30 years

Bruce Springsteen will appear on The Late Late Show this Friday
Bruce Springsteen will appear on The Late Late Show this Friday
Rock legend Bruce Springsteen

For the first time in almost 30 years, The Late Late Show is leaving the country for an interview with 'The Boss', Bruce Springsteen. 

Ryan Tubridy said: “For one night only, The Late Late Show is making a small detour to London for a very special guest. This is very unusual, and not something we do very often, but when The Boss comes calling, you just can’t say no.

"It is a first in my time as host of The Late Late Show and we hope that people will roll with it because we felt he was someone worth chasing. The Irish people have a particular love of Bruce Springsteen, and him for us, and people will see that in the interview”.  

The last time The Late Late Show left the country is believed to have been when Gay Byrne travelled to London to interview Hollywood star Jane Fonda in 1989.

Back in the studio, guests on the couch include British journalist and Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, Olympic champion Rob Heffernan and his wife Maria, as well as Vogue Williams. The chatshow will also focus on Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s recent call for a national conversation about pornography with sexologist Emily Power Smith and INM columnists Brenda Power and Ian O'Doherty.

Designer Don O'Neill will also be in the studio to talk about dressing some of the most famous women in the world, including Oprah.

Music comes John Spillane and legendary hip-hop group The Sugarhill Gang who might perform their seminal 1979 track Rapper's Delight.

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