Thursday 19 January 2017

Daniel O'Donnell and John Bishop among this week's Late Late line-up

Published 24/11/2016 | 15:05

The real Daniel O'Donnell will join this week's Late Late Show line-up
The real Daniel O'Donnell will join this week's Late Late Show line-up

Homegrown stars of music, journalism and TV join Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show couch this week.

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After taking a well-earned 18-month break from touring, Daniel O’Donnell will reveal how he got over his nerves as he prepared to take to the stage again, filming his RTÉ Christmas special and travelling around Ireland with wife Majella again for another series of their B&B Road trip.  

The new 'Darling of the BBC', Angela Scanlon, will share the secrets of her UK success as she gets ready to present The One Show.

INM Special Correspondent, Paul Williams, will join Ryan Tubridy to trace the current feud right back to its origin – the line that was crossed when journalist Veronica Guerin was brutally gunned down in broad daylight. He’ll be telling us why things have gotten much worse in the 20 years since Veronica’s death shocked the nation.

Can you believe it was RTE's The Panel that gave comedian John Bishop his big break? He'll discuss the early days of his TV career with Ryan, as well as how he's coping with his approaching milestone 50th birthday.

And we’ll be hearing about the excruciating moment when his hero Paul McCartney mistook him for another famous comedian.  

As the Marie Keating Foundation launches a new exhibition aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer among Irish men, we’ll be hearing from three who have survived the disease  – rugby player Tony Ward, GAA manager Sean Boylan and newsreader Michael Murphy. 

Johanne Powell has been caring for her profoundly disabled daughter for 32 years. Last weekend she gave a searingly honest interview in which she admitted that she wants her life back. We’ll be hearing why she feels she is at the end of her tether; how her decision to speak up is born out of deep frustration; and what needs to happen for herself and husband Alan to get their lives back while daughter Siobhan gets the care that she needs.      

Music comes from Gavin James.

The Late Late Show is on RTE One on Friday at 9.35pm.

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