There's some Hollywood glam on The Late Late Show this week, and one of our own too, as Saoirse Ronan joins Ryan for a chat about her critically acclaimed new movie Lady Bird.
No doubt she will have something to say on that controversial Aer Lingus sketch she was part of while hosting Saturday Night Live last weekend. The Oscar-nominated actress will also be talking about cementing her place as one of the most celebrated young actresses working in Hollywood today, her chances at winning the Best Actress Oscar, and how coming home keeps her feet on the ground.
Also on the show, we will find out the full line-up to the second season of Dancing with the Stars, with three of the yet-to-be-revealed celebs on show. Deirdre O’Kane, Bernard O’Shea and Maia Dunphy were previously announced this week.
Also on the show, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit album Talk on Corners and the release of Jupiter Calling, their seventh studio album, The Corrs will be performing and they'll join Ryan on the couch for a catch-up too.
There will be more music later on in the show from The Coronas, while there will be some laughs from Pat Shortt who will join Ryan in character.
Dublin mum Emma Murphy took a stand against domestic violence in a video that went viral after she was assaulted by her ex-partner, a former TV fitness instructor. She will speak to Ryan about her ordeal and what her experience has taught her about the way domestic violence is treated in Ireland’s legal system.
Finally, Children’s charity LauraLynn nominated a very special young boy to visit the Late Late Toy Show set last week. Three-year-old Jake was born with a tumour the size of a fist in his head and doctors thought it unlikely he would see his first birthday. He is still fighting and is now on a medical trial cancer drug that has finally stopped his tumour growing. On Friday night, Jake's parents Andrea and Padraic Smith will talk about how his illness has impacted on the family’s life and how LauraLynn has helped them to cope.
Catch The Late Late Show on Friday night at 9.35pm.