Tuesday 28 March 2017

Ray D'Arcy Show boasts strong guest line-up for Saturday night as Late Late loses Paddy Cosgrave

Caprice Bourrett had one son by surrogate and another naturally within a month of each other. Photo by David Conachy
Caprice Bourrett had one son by surrogate and another naturally within a month of each other. Photo by David Conachy
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The guest line-up for Saturday night's The Ray D'Arcy Show has been revealed and it's giving the Late Late a run for its money.

Model and TV personality Caprice will join Ray on the sofa to talk about her story of motherhood and surrogacy.

Also, Oscar-nominated Irish director Jim Sheridan will spill the beans on his upcoming projects and his role with the Dublin Arabic Film Festival.

Journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne will join Ray in studio for an in-depth interview about his life and career.

Jim Sheridan who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFTA Awards 2015 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
Photo by Kyran O'Brien
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Jim Sheridan who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFTA Awards 2015 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo by Kyran O'Brien NO FEE PIC

Star of The Republic of Telly and The Fear comedian Fred Cooke will share his experiences about learning to drive at the ripe old age of 35 for his new documentary Operation Transportation.

Music will be provided by London-based Wexford native Maverick Sabre.

Tonight's Late Late Show, meanwhile, has been thrown into turmoil as lead guest, Web Summit founder and CEO Paddy Cosgrave pulled out of his appearance on Thursday.

Cosgrave had been announced as a guest, but he wil attend a Web Summit dinner for tech company founders instead, a spokesman for the Web Summit said.

Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit, on the opening day at the RDS. Photo: Frank McGrath
Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit, on the opening day at the RDS. Photo: Frank McGrath

On Thursday RTE issued a statement saying Mr Cosgrave had confirmed his attendance in writing to the broadcaster.

"Earlier this week The Late Late Show team contacted Paddy Cosgrave and invited him to appear on Friday night's programme.

"He confirmed in writing at that point that he had accepted the invitation.

"It is Mr Cosgrave's right to decide that he no longer wants to appear on the programme."

However it added that the slot would remain open should he change his mind.

Cosgrave's replacement on tonight's show has not yet been announced. 

Other guests include Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom, comedian Des Bishop, and Clare Woman Aine Mae O'Mahony who lost her sight at 26.

There will also be a housing debate with the Construction Industry Federation's Tom Parlon putting the case for more building and Conor Skehan from the Housing Agency arguing that we should be making better use of housing stock already available.  The audience will feature people willing to share their personal stories.

The Late Late Show, RTE One, Friday 9.35pm

The Ray D'Arcy Show, RTE One, Saturday, 10.05pm

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