'The Late Late Show' kicks off its first show of the year this Friday night and hopefully it is starting as it means to go on as there is one fantastic lineup in store.

Joining Ryan will be not one, not two, but three Hollywood stars.

Fresh from presenting an award at the Golden Globes, Saoirse Ronan herself will be on the show chatting about her much-anticipated new movie 'Mary Queen of Scots'. The 24-year-old Carlow lady, who has an impressive three Oscar nominations under her belt, looks back at her journey to stardom with Ryan.

Actor John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan will also be on the show chatting to Ryan about their new biopic which follows the fame and friendship of comedy icons Laurel and Hardy, as they embark upon their final tour of Ireland and the UK.


Earlier this week Padraig Harrington was unveiled as European Captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup having vice-captained the last three. The three-time major winner joins Ryan to discuss his plans for continued European domination of the competition and how recovery is coming along after breaking a bone in his wrist in December.

'The Late Late Show' will also be asking four of Ireland’s most successful young people about life in your twenties in Ireland today. Michael Conlan, the former Irish Olympic boxer who recently won the first title of his professional career; Barry Keoghan, the Irish actor who is one of two Irish people to make the BAFTA Rising Star shortlist; Ellen Coyne, a Senior Journalist at The Times Ireland and Rosie Connolly, one of Ireland’s leading fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers.

Ryan will also be chatting to some of the contestants on the new series of 'First Dates Ireland' as well as previous First Dates couples; including Dubliner Shannon and Monaghan farmer Ciara who bonded over their love of club classic Maniac 2000.

Spoken word artist Natalya O'Flaherty will be taking to the stage to perform, as will Irish podcast duo The 2 Johnnies, while there will also be music from The Academic.

Catch 'The Late Late' Show on RTÉ One on Friday, January 11th at 9.35pm.