It's a Late Late Show with a difference this week as amid the controversy around the new National Children's Hospital, Ryan goes behind the scenes at Temple Street Children's Hospital to hear from the children and families who have had life saving treatments. He will meet doctors, nurses and staff who dedicate their lives to helping the most vulnerable of patients.

Back in the studio, Ryan will also chat to champion jockey Ruby Walsh and his wife Gillian bout life at the top of the racing game, what drives him to succeed and why Gillian finds watching him race is a nerve wracking experience.

After five decades in the fashion industry, designer Paul Costelloe continues to go from strength to strength, flying the flag for Irish design all over the world. Paul joins Ryan to discuss why top fashionistas are still flocking to his London Fashion Week shows, and the reasons behind the political undertones of his latest collection.

'The Late Late Show Antiques Challenge' is back, and on Friday’s show we’ll meet this year’s willing participants who will be battling woodworm, rust and cobwebs, and checking out the pieces they’re hoping to restore and revive.

There’s also music from country music sensation Mike Denver, and singer/songwriter David Keenan.

Only on 'The Late Late Show', RTÉ One, Friday, at 9.35pm