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Derry Girls stars set for this week’s Late Late Show

They've become huge stars since the show first aired last year


The stars of the acclaimed show Derry Girls will appear on The Late Late Show this week.

When Derry Girls burst on to screens just over a year ago, it took the country by storm.

On Friday, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn will join Ryan Tubridy to discuss why a comedy set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland works so well, and what fans can expect from season 2.

Ryan will also chat to rising star Jessie Buckley about going country for her new movie Wild Rose, why performing was in her blood as she grew up in Killarney, and what it’s like to leaving home for the bright lights of London at 17 to pursue her dream.

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Editor Dearbhail McDonald, who made the decision to freeze her eggs in her mid thirties, will also be on the show ahead of her RTÉ One documentary to discuss her decision, and the implications of modern life on families, population and Irish fertility.

Ahead of the first anniversary of her death, bestselling author Emma Hannigan’s final novel The Gift of Friends hits shelves, exploring the bonds and joys of friendship.

Emma’s father Philip Hannigan will join Ryan to discuss her legacy, and the impact that she has left on the lives of those who knew and loved her.

When Carol Bryan visited her cosmetic surgeon to try dermal filler in her forehead, she never could have predicted what would go wrong, leaving her with permanent disfiguration and temporary blindness.

Carol will appear on the show to discuss her long road to recovery, and why she’s learning to love herself again.

Former Mixed Martial Arts fighter Graham McCormack has experienced severe episodes of anxiety, depression and self-harm.

Through his own determination and will, along with the help he had asked for and received, Graham went from strength to strength, and joins Ryan to chat about why he is so committed to telling his positive story to give hope to others.

There will also be music from Jessie Buckley, as well as Mundy and the Irish Chamber Orchestra to celebrate the launch of new festival, Tipp Classical.

The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One, Friday, March 1st at 9.35pm.