Monday 22 October 2018

A Late Late Show worth staying in for? Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday's show

Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Friday's Late Late Show will be one worth staying in for as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will join Ryan Tubridy in studio.

Spicer spent a tumultuous six months in the role in the early days of Donald Trump's controversial presidency before resigning in July.

He will reveal what it was like to be at the centre of a global media storm after he first faced the press in the White House.

In light of the recent publication of Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury about Trump and the revelations therein, Spicer, who still supports Trump, will give his take on why he believes they're not entirely accurate.

Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer

Speaking of accuracy, he will also defend his claim that Trump's inauguration was the biggest ever.  His repeated insistence of this led to Trump aide Kellyanne Conway infamously saying he had given "alternative facts" regarding the numbers attending the inauguration.

Much ridiculed on Saturday Night Live by actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy, Spicer will reveal what he really thinks about her portrayal of him in a series of sketches which went viral.

Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live

"Donald Trump’s presidency is one of the most fascinating and extraordinary things to happen in our lifetime," says Tubridy, who recently interviewed Trump's presidential race opponent Hilary Clinton.

"Sean Spicer was right there watching it all in a front row seat. I am really looking forward to getting his first-hand account of what it was like to be there in that White House with the world’s media watching and his insights into what’s really going on in Trumpland.” 

Tubridy will also chat to Spicer about his Irish roots.

9 questions we want Ryan Tubridy to ask Sean Spicer on The Late Late Show

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