Thursday 8 December 2016

RTÉ's viral star Teresa Mannion to discuss mad week after apocalyptic news report on Late Late Show

Published 10/12/2015 | 16:16

Teresa Mannion reporting on RTE news during storm Desmond
Teresa Mannion reporting on RTE news during storm Desmond
RTE News reporter Teresa Mannion
Teresa Mannion reporting from Galway on RTE’s Six One News

RTÉ reporter turned viral star Teresa Mannion will appear on tomorrow’s Late Late Show to chat about her mad week after her news clip was shared around the world.

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The veteran reporter has had a whirlwind week after her impassioned report on storm Desmond in the west of Ireland shot to fame.

Her apocalyptic news report even came to the attention of US singer Ariana Grande, who shared it on her Snapchat.

Hollywood megastars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell will be chatting about their Irish roots, Wahlberg’s dinner with Rory McIlroy, bringing Wahlburgers to Ireland and celebrating their new movie by hosting a raucous night in Dublin with some Irish Dads.

In the pre-recorded interview, Wahlberg jokes that two Irish prizewinners who attended the premiere “just wanted to get p***ed” and meet Brad Pitt.

“There were posters of me and Will on the wall and this guy was like: ‘is Brad Pitt coming?’” Wahlberg tells Tubridy.

When he replied that Brad Pitt was definitely not coming, the eager Dad pressed him again, asking: “Are you sure?”

The Ted star said: “They didn’t want to go to the movie, they just wanted to get p***ed! They were like: we can see it when it comes out, we can buy a proper ticket!”

And Will Ferrell does an impression of one of the Dads who was rendered incomprehensible after a few pints.

“The great thing was,” says Wahlberg, “the guy beside him said: ‘I didn’t understand a word he said either’ and he talked to us for probably five minutes! Then he wanted to throw darts while he wasn’t looking!”

The Corrs – Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim – will chat about their return to making music together after a ten year hiatus. They’ll talk to host Ryan Tubridy about going back on the road while fulfilling their parental duties, and what they’ve been doing during their time out from the band.

Meanwhile, fresh from his Emmy win in New York, 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy’s Baz Ashmawy discusses the emotional journey he’s undertaken while re-embracing his Egyptian heritage and exploring Islam in his new show, having been a lapsed Muslim since childhood.

Shane Lowry will join Ryan to discuss life as a top flight golfer following his breakthrough year.

Back from America for Christmas, comedian Brendan Grace will be tickling funny bones.

The Corrs, Paul Brady and The Villagers will also perform on the show tomorrow night.

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