- 24 Jan 19
Viewers can catch Hozier, the celebrities from Dancing with the Stars, fitness phenomenon Joe Wicks and many more guests on the Late Late couch this Friday at 9:35pm on RTÉ One.
Hozier, who made his initial extraordinary international break-through with 'Take Me To Church', leads this week's Late Late Show line-up. One of Ireland's most celebrated musicians, Hozier was very active in the campaign for Same Sex Marriage and more recently in the campaign to Repeal The 8th Amendment. The Wicklow native will talk about his success to date – and the new music that fans have been waiting for, with bated breath. Ahead of his upcoming album Wasteland, Baby!, which is set to release this March, there'll also be a taster of what the album has in store for fans.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 16, 2019
Our current Hot Press cover stars, Wild Youth, will also perform live during the Late Late. The Dublin band are tipped for stardom by Hot Press – and things are clearly heading in the right direction with their new EP getting a great reaction from radio and across social media. The band represented Ireland this week at the Eurosonic Festival in Holland.
Newstalk presenter and Something Happens frontman, Tom Dunne, will explain to the Late Late audience how a routine medical check-up turned into a nightmare, with surgery required immediately to save him from a heart attack. Now the musician-turned-broadcaster has recovered fully, following life-saving surgery. He will talk about the impact that the shocking drama had on him, and the weird experience of having to learn how to walk again.
Some of the celebrities from Dancing With the Stars will also occupy the Late Late's confessional couch. Darren Kennedy, Fred Cooke, Clelia Murphy and Mairéad Ronan will all discuss their dance-floor experiences, while Ryan Tubridy – we are informed! – will reveal his ambition to dance with one of the male professionals on the show.
— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) January 8, 2019
Fitness fanatic and best-selling author Joe Wicks, meanwhile, will discuss his move from meat to more veggies. We are told that he will be trying out his vegan meals on "some of Ireland’s most hardened carnivores" as well.
Photographers Alan Lewis and Crispin Rodwell will discuss their work during the Troubles – their photographs will feature in the upcoming RTÉ documentary Shooting the Darkness. That's all on the Late Late Show which is live on Friday 25 January, at 9.35 –that's after the evening news.