Joining Ryan on 'The Late Late Show' this week is Grammy and Emmy award-winning crooner Harry Connick Jr teaming up with the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra for a special performance on the show.

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Four months on from the death of comedian Brendan Grace, Brendan's wife Eileen Grace, and daughters Melanie and Amanda will be in studio to chat to Ryan about coming to terms with Brendan's death, and to express their gratitude for the kindness offered by people throughout Ireland during his illness and when the legendary Irish entertainer passed away in July.

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Also on 'The Late Late Show' this Friday, the young Irish people with answers to the climate question will be in studio as 50 members of RTÉ's Youth Assembly on Climate chat to Ryan

Art from Banksy and Andy Warhol will also be on display as Ryan speaks to presenter-turned-artist Thelma Mansfield about this weekend's art fair, Art Source.

And singer Mary Black will be in studio, both to chat to Ryan and to perform alongside the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra.

Catch 'The Late Late Show' on Friday at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.