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Gay Byrne will be joined on the couch by Stephen Fry for the next season of his popular show The Meaning of Life, the Herald can reveal.

"He did the Late Late Show many years ago and wanted to be interviewed for The Meaning of Life," Gaybo said.

"We are returning some time in January for six or seven programmes but I don't know the order yet.

"He's a very funny man and was very frank about his depression and his suicide attempt.

"He is also an atheist so he gave all of his reasons for that.

"He's a very personable, honourable man and was in very good form. It's a good interview."

Also joining Gaybo on the show, which delves into spirituality, will be Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury.

"He was very good as well. Needless to say he's a believer so you're getting both sides," the 80-year-old said.

Fry flew in to Dublin for just one day to record the show and present drag artist Panti Bliss with a gong at the People of the Year awards.

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The 57-year-old made the most of his time, however taking a whistlestop tour of the capital's sights including the house where Oscar Wilde lived.

He also posted a picture of himself and Gaybo on Twitter.

"With Oscar & the eximious (preeminent) Gay Byrne - an Irish institution so important he should have railings put round him," he wrote.

He also took the opportunity to promote Sile Seoige's charity single.

The presenter has released a fundraising song for Childline and the Make a Wish Foundation, titled Maybe This Christmas.

After meeting the bubbly TV personality at the awards ceremony, Fry took to Twitter again to encourage people to buy it.

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