Saturday 29 April 2017

Husband of tragic Coast Guard Catríona Lucas to appear on Late Late Show

Catriona Lucas
Catriona Lucas

Eugene Masterson

OLYMPIC diver Tom Daley, soap stars Ryan and Adam Thomas, style guru Brendan Courtney and former Miss Ireland Amanda Brunker will all appear on RTE’s two main chat shows this weekend.

The Late Late Show will feature an interview with tragic coast guard Caitríona Lucas’ husband.

The mother-of-two was the first member of the Irish Coast Guard to lose their life during a rescue mission. Her husband Bernard, who is also a Coast Guard volunteer, will be in studio to talk to host Ryan Tubridy about the devastating impact of her death and to pay tribute to her.

The show will be celebrating the work of the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI, hearing from members hailing from all around the country and some of the people who owe their lives to their tireless efforts. 

The show will also examine cosmetic procedures and their rise in Ireland.

The show will be hearing from a doctor who says botox and lip fillers are becoming commonplace.

Former Miss Ireland Amanda Brunker will be getting botox live in studio and there will be a demonstration of the increasingly popular lip filler procedure.

Fashion designer and TV presenter Brendan Courtney and his family faced the toughest decision of their lives when it became clear that, following a stroke, his father Frank was suddenly no longer able to care for himself.

Making the heartrending choice between caring for their father at home or letting him go into long term care is a decision that can tear families apart. Brendan will be sharing his family’s story and shining a light on how few options there are for families facing a similar situation.

Ryan will also be catching up with D’Unbelievables comedian Jon Kenny and Glenroe actress Mary McEvoy as they prepare to take to the Gaiety stage with John B Keane’s The Successful TD.

The presenter will also be meeting some of the young minds impressing at the BT Young Scientists’ Exhibition.

The Ray D’Arcy show on Saturday night will see Olympic medallist Tom Daley chat to Ray about his recipes for a healthier life and his upcoming marriage to Dustin Lance Black.

Ray will also be joined on the couch by Oisin Mc Conville, Evelyn Cusack, Simon Delaney and Niamh Kavanagh. He’ll find out what's cooking for the stars of Celebrity Masterchef and how they are handling the heat in the kitchen.

In their first ever TV interview together, the heart-throb Thomas Brothers - actors Adam and Ryan and reality TV star Scott - will discuss Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Love Island and their plans for the future.

And in keeping with the famous family theme Ray finds out what life is like in the Hook household when he talks to George Hook, his wife Ingrid and daughter Michelle.

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