50th bash just another day at office, says Ryan

Clodagh Sheehy

Ryan Tubridy will not be bringing his family to tonight's 50th birthday milestone Late Late Show.

Despite the glittering star line-up for the mammoth bash, Tubs says it's "another day at the office" and he wants to keep it separate from his personal life.

Ryan admits, however, that "it'll be a big one. I have to keep my focus on the show and do my job".

A host of celebrities will join former Late Late presenters Gay Byrne and Pat Kenny for tonight's celebration of the world's longest running chat show.

Gay, who ran the show for 37 years, is expected to be first in the hot seat as an honoured guest.

More than 100 famous Irish faces will take centre stage and pack the audience including Hollywood star Liam Neeson, singing sensation Imelda May and rock legends Horslips.

The party-goers will also include Brenda Fricker, Patrick Kielty, Sharon Corr, Dickie Rock, Pat Shortt, Nell McCafferty and Bill Cullen.