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Late Late Show: ‘Succession’ star Brian Cox pulls out of appearance due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

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Actor Brian Cox. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Actor Brian Cox. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm

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Actor Brian Cox. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Succession star Brian Cox has postponed a planned appearance on tonight’s Late Late Show.

In a statement this afternoon, RTÉ said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Brian Cox’s appearance on tonight’s Late Late Show has been postponed for a later date."

Speaking on his radio show this week, Ryan Tubridy announced that Scottish actor Cox would join this week’s stellar line-up.

"Brian Cox, who plays Logan Roy, the big over-the-top, overbearing patriarch, will be joining us on the Late Late Show this Friday live in studio,” Tubridy said.

"I am so excited to see him in the flesh.

"It will be very, very interesting to talk to him, what an actor he is.”

Former Spice Girl star Melanie C, singer Paul Brady and athlete Ciara Mageean, along with Sonia O’Sullivan, are set to join Tubridy this Friday.

Succession has captivated audiences worldwide with its mix of drama, comedy and family tension over the last three seasons.

Cox has garnered huge acclaim for his role as the high-power, business tycoon and head of the Roy family, who takes as much pleasure in pitting his children against each other as he does from crushing his business opponents.

The Actor won the 2022 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Before joining Succession, Cox had already established a hugely successful TV and film career.  

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Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm

Meanwhile, singer Mel C, who was nicknamed Sporty Spice during her time with the best-selling girl band, was the first guest announced for this week’s Late Late.

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A spokesperson for The Late Late Show said: “Melanie C to spice up Friday night as she is set to join host Ryan Tubridy live in studio on this week’s Late Late Show.”

Mel recently opened up about her traumatic past before her first live performance with the girl band.

In an Interview on Elizabeth Day’s How to Fail podcast, the 48-year-old said that she had been assaulted by a massage therapist at a spa in Istanbul.

Earlier this month Mel C told Retro Pop Magazine that she is working on her ninth solo album.

In 2000, the Spice Girls split but have since had numerous reunions with the most recent being in 2019 where the group toured Europe as a four piece. Due to business commitments, ‘Posh Spice’ Victoria Beckham did not join them.

The band played to a sold-out stadium at Croke Park in May of 2019, including their hits Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life.

In Mel C’s new memoir, Who I AM: My Story by Melanie Chisholm, she talks about her life inside and outside the chart topping girl band.

Ryan Tubridy will chat to the much-loved singer-songwriter Paul Brady about his long and eclectic career, including the inspiration behind ‘The Island’, finding success again after winding up penniless in America, performing his own song alongside Tina Turner in front of an Irish audience and teaching Bob Dylan how to play ‘The Lakes of Ponchartrain’. The Belfast singer will also give a special musical performance of ‘The Island’.

It’s been a landmark season for Ireland’s Ciara Mageean. A silver medal at this summer's European Athletics Championships was followed by a record-breaking 1500 metres, of three minutes 56.63 seconds, that saw her shatter Sonia O'Sullivan's 27-year national record by two seconds.

Retired RTÉ Northern Editor Tommie Gorman will also join Ryan Tubridy on the couch to reflect on a broadcasting career of over 40 years, including his early life in Sligo, politics North and South of the border and his love of sport.

Meanwhile, Walsh’s new boyband Next in Line will also make their first Late Late Show appearance.


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