Guests revealed for tonight's RTE Late Late Show

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


The guests have been revealed for tonight's RTE Late Late Show. 

Joining Ryan on The Late Late Show this Friday night will be Bernard Brogan, Paddy Smyth, Wild Youth and the West End cast of Mamma Mia.

Following his headline announcement that he's to retire from football at the age of 35, Bernard Brogan will join Ryan tomorrow night to give his first interview on the reasons behind his decision to hang up his boots with Dublin Football, and to discuss his future plans.

His recent victory on The Circle has catapulted him to fame in the UK, and popular Irish television personality Paddy Smyth will be talking about how his stint on the series has given him an unprecedented platform for raising awareness for people with disabilities.

Irish-born Australian long-distance runner, Sinead Diver, who took up running in 2010 after the birth of her eldest son, will be in studio to talk about becoming the 4th fastest Australian female marathoner of all time.

The show will be taking a look back at the iconic John Hinde postcards with Californian photographer Paul Kelly, who has taken contemporary photos of these famous scenes and created a nostalgic (then-and-now) journey across Ireland. 

Recent Sunday night television viewing resulted in a group of Irish teenagers winning the hearts of the nation on Raised By The Village, and some of the participants in this year's hugely successful series will join Ryan to give an update on their lives since taking part in the show.

The West End cast of Mamma Mia will give a special studio performance, featuring Irish actress and singer Sharon Sexton, who is taking on the lead role of Donna in an upcoming production of the show in Dublin, and Wild Youth will also be in studio to perform their single, Long Time No See.

When Mary Manning was ten-years-old, she met her stepfather, a man who would go on to rape and beat her repeatedly for years, leading to the birth of five of her children. Finally, after years of mental, physical and sexual abuse, Mary broke free and reclaimed life for herself and her children. She joins Ryan on Friday night along with her daughters Iseult and Ashley to share her harrowing story, one that is reminiscent of that of the family of Josef Fritzl.

The Late Late Show, Friday October 25 at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.