It may be X Factor semi-final weekend but that doesn't mean Gary Barlow ain't got time to do a bit of solo work, paying a flying visit to Ireland to appear on the Late Late Show this eve.

The Take That star will be in town for a bit of a chat with Tubbs, and we can only assume he'll sing an oul song while he's at i. Now Gary, we hate to break it to you, but that Toy Show will be one hard act to follow, so don't be too disappointed if you don't pull in the numbers it did with your new tunes pal. Nothing's been confirmed though, so don't blame us if he's not singing.

Also joining Tubbs on the show tonight is Love/Hate star Peter Coonan. It is indeed help with something special this lad, Fr Peter McVerry and Perry Ogdon need, as they hope to raise a fair bit of cash for the Peter McVerry Trust and SARI. They've launched a new range of 'Coola Boola' Santa Hats, and you can hear all about them on the show later on this evening.

And for those of you who enjoy his comedy stylings, you'll be delighted to hear that Irish comedian and radio DJ Jason Byrne will also be in the building, for what we'll assume will be a rather unscripted chat with Ryan. Sure y'never know what that fella will get up to on live TV, do you now?

Catch The Late Late Show tonight from 9.35pm on RTE One.