Saturday 3 December 2016

Ray D'Arcy kicks off brand new talk show with Donnacha O'Callaghan, Tulisa and Tommy Tiernan

Published 26/09/2015 | 16:15

Ray D’Arcy on the set of his new RTE One chat show
Ray D'Arcy pictured on the set of his new RT? show "The Ray D'Arcy Show." The new series starts on Saturday September 26th on RT? One at 21:45 Picture Andres Poveda
Tommy Tiernan

Ray D'Arcy's much hyped chat show kicked off with a sit-down with Tulisa tonight.

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The former X Factor judge shared her excitement this morning at landing in Dublin for the show.

"Just landed in Ireland for tonight's  @RTERayDarcyShow! See you guys later," she wrote.

Producers have been keeping details of the guests under lock and key before the show started, but Independent.ie confirmed earlier today that Tommy Tiernan was to join the popular broadcaster this evening.

Donnacha O'Callaghan was the first on the couch opposite Ray, speaking about recently becoming a Dad for the fourth time.

Read more: Ray D'Arcy: 'My name's up there in lights, I just want to get started now'

Tulisa was in the headlines again earlier this month when she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

The Ray D'Arcy Show aired tonight at 9:45 on RTE One and is already distinguishing itself from its predecessor The Saturday Night Show and Friday night's Late Late Show with a running time of 75 minutes.

Ray D'Arcy pictured on the set of his new RT? show
Ray D'Arcy pictured on the set of his new RT? show "The Ray D'Arcy Show." The new series starts on Saturday September 26th on RT? One at 21:45 Picture Andres Poveda

The set was designed by Sinead O'Hanlon, the creative behind the Winning Streak and RTE Electric Picnic sets.

O'Hanlon believes the D'Arcy Show set has a "warm, engaging and contemporary design" which will encourage guests and viewers to feel at ease.

Ray said the build up to tonight's much anticipated show is a "strange mix of anticipation and nerves". "It's a bit like the lead up to a cup final – you just want to get out there and do it."

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