- 03 Sep 20
The Late Late Show will air Friday at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.
The Late Late Show is returning for its 59th season tomorrow night with a star studded line up of exciting guests.
Legendary GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will join Ryan in the historic setting of Croke Park, to talk about the lost summer of the All-Ireland Championships, the importance of the stadium to Irish culture as it marks the centenary of Bloody Sunday, and why positivity is the medicine that has kept him going for 90 years.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, will give an insight into where he believes Ireland now lies in terms of the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and take us through what could lie ahead. In addition, Dr Samar Fatima Ali will also be in studio to discuss the devastating loss her family experienced this summer when her father, Dr Syed Waqqar Ali, who was a frontline doctor in the Mater Hospital, died after contracting the Coronavirus.
Although the Electric Picnic Festival had to be rescheduled, The Late Late Show will attempt to bring some of the festival spirit to television screens with a performance from Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody, a special performance from The Frank and Walters, and last but certainly not least, the star-studded members of Irish Women in Harmony, who topped the official homegrown charts with their cover of The Cranberries' Dreams in aid of Safe Ireland this summer, will be in studio to perform.
"As Ireland continues to adjust and adapt to the changing situation, here on The Late Late Show we are very excited to be back for our 59th season," Tubridy said in a statement. "Much like everyone else in the country, we've had to recalibrate how we do things, but as ever we have a brilliant line-up of guests and musicians ready to go on Friday night. We have the good news story of the summer, as we reunite the heroic fishermen from Galway with the paddle-boarding cousins they rescued in August."