The first show of the season will celebrate all of the huge Irish sporting triumphs over the last few months, which is great! However then Ryan will chat to Piers Morgan, which is not-so-great.
The Irish Senior Women’s Hockey Team will be chatting about their stunning success when they made history becoming the first Irish sporting team to reach a World Cup final; the huge support they received from home and the impact their victory is having on hockey in Ireland.
They waited 45 years and this year the Limerick Senior Hurling team finally lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup much to the joy of their county. Manager John Kiely, captain Declan Hannon and strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor will be in studio to discuss how they did it.
Following their success at the European Championships, Ryan will be hearing from gymnast Rhys McClenaghan about beating Olympic champion Max Whitlock to win pommel horse Gold twice in one year; hurdler Thomas Barr about becoming the first ever Irish man to win a medal in a sprint event in the history of the championships; and swimmer Ellen Keane will tell viewers about the Irish team’s huge success in the European Para Swimming and Athletics Championships including her own victory in the 100m breaststroke SB8.
Ryan will then later be chatting all things Donald Trump with the man who counts the US President as a friend, Piers Morgan. The 'Good Morning Britain' presenter will be telling Ryan why the Irish should be welcoming President Trump when he visits in November and why he continues to support him despite his unpopularity on this side of the Atlantic. He’ll also be telling viewers why he, as an avowed Remainer, still believes that the British should Brexit and the Irish and the EU need to accept the UK voters' decision.
— RTE One (@RTEOne) September 6, 2018
UPDATE: I'm appearing live on @RTELateLateShow tomorrow night. Last time, I ended up in a Dublin den of iniquity at 2am with Ryan Tubridy, swigging gallons of Guinness. I fully intend doing the same this time... pic.twitter.com/SUP5DJlzRT
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 6, 2018
Also on the show, Ryan talks to the Clare based cave diver Jim Warny who was part of the rescue mission that gripped the world this summer when he helped to successfully rescue 12 young boys and their coach trapped in a Thai cave. He will tell viewers just how dangerous the mission was for the divers, why he was willing to risk his life to save the group and how close to disaster the boys really were.
She may not have won, but Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey gained a great deal of support and admiration when the mother-of-one opened up about her parents’ struggle with heroin addiction and the impact it had on her life. Shauna and her mum Angela Ray join Ryan to discuss their story of battling through and inspiring others to do the same.
Finally, music will be provided by the hugely talented James Vincent McMorrow and for some reason we're not quite sure of yet, Beverley Craven is in studio to sing her 1991 UK Top 5 hit single "Promise Me" - you'll know it when you hear it.