Another Friday, another Late Late Show, and it should make for an interesting night with all this lot.
There will be four well-known British stars joining Ryan for a chat - comedian Jason Manford, Never Mind the Buzzcocks star Phill Jupitus, former EastEnder and Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, and EastEnders and Corrie star Michelle Collins.
What are all that lot doing hanging out together? Well they're all in the upcoming Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical in the Bord Gais Theatre together, which runs from 24th February until March 13th.
They'll have plenty to say beyond that though, with Jason Manford chatting about his Irish roots including his great-grandfather who was one of the rebels fighting from the GPO during the Easter Rising.
Phill Jupitus will be sharing a very memorable encounter with the late, great Terry Wogan, his thoughts on what’s happening at the BBC, why he thinks they made a mistake in cancelling Never Mind the Buzzcocks and why they should bring it back to television screens. Too right!
Soap star Michelle Collins will be talking about being one of the few actors to grace both Albert Square and the cobbles of Weatherfield. While fellow EastEnders star and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp will chat about his constantly-evolving career after decades in showbiz.
As well as that lot, the one and only Dermot Bannon will be gracing the show tonight ahead of his brand new series of the insanely popular Room to Improve, which returns this Sunday night on RTE1.
Also on the tonight's show, award-winning TV shows like Transparent and high profile transitions like Caitlyn Jenner’s have helped bring transgender equal rights issues to the fore, so Ryan talks to Chris Ricketts, who began life as a female and subsequently gave birth to two children, but inwardly always identified as male. Chris believes that society needs to overcome notions of defined male and female identity and should accept him as a man without him having to go through gender reassignment surgery.
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie founder Jimmy Norman will talk to Ryan about how he has channelled his grief following the tragic death of his young daughter from cancer into creating a national chlidren’s charity to help support other families whose children are battling the disease.
Food writer and entrepreneur Ella Woodward will talk about how making major changes in her diet to tackle a troubling condition has translated into a career as the poster girl for healthy eating, with her debut book becoming Amazon’s best-seller of 2015.
There will also be music from eighties legends Bagatelle, coming to the end of a year of celebrations for their 35th anniversary, as well as singer-songwriter Gavin Glass.
Phew! Busy show anyways.
Catch The Late Late Show tonight on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.