On Tuesday Ryan Tubridy teased on his radio show that there was some "very special" Late Late Show news on the way and today, at RTÉ's Autumn Launch, we found out what it was.

The long-running chat show is off to London for a live show in October to celebrate the shared history between the two countries. (The nice stuff, not that whole 800 years thing.)

Speaking to entertainment.ie, Tubridy said: "The London show is going to happen in early October - the message is that Brexit is a pain, it's difficult for us, but we have really strong links culturally in every other way. So we're reaching a hand across the Irish sea to celebrate the Irish in Britain.

"We have people from the 1940s and 1950s who worked on the building sites, who built the road and the tube stations. Then we have those that went over in the '80s, and now their kids are in their twenties and thirties.

"The idea being that there are so many Irish over there, let's go over and give them a hug and say 'don't worry about Brexit, we love you, we're all friends, let's celebrate that'.

"It will be a fully live Late Late Show in a theatre that will hold a thousand people," he added. "It will be a massive project."

This season of 'The Late Late Show' will mark Ryan Tubridy's tenth in the job, and he's feeling more confident than ever. "I think I'm more excited this year than I was the first year - the first year I was a nervous wreck and was trying to keep it together. I'm older now so I've more life experience, I know how the world works."

Ryan has no intentions of going anywhere anytime soon either and hasn't ruled out another decade on 'The Late Late Show'; "I'll stick around as long as they'll have me," he said.