Legendary singer and songwriter Rod Stewart, Bataclan survivors Katie Healy and David Nolan, and cervical cancer campaigner Laura Brennan lead the line-up for this Friday’s Late Late Show.
In an emotional pre-recorded interview with host Ryan Tubridy, Rod reflects on family, fame and fortune – and discusses why Irish ballad Grace means so much to him.
Live in studio, Ryan will also chat to Katie Healy and David Nolan. In November 2015, Katie and David survived a terror attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris – which claimed the lives of 90 people.
A month later David proposed, and the couple went on to welcome a beautiful daughter in to their lives in 2016. But last December, the couple received news that no parent wants to hear, and they’ll join Ryan to discuss their daughter’s life changing diagnosis.
Viewers will also be introduced to Keeva Delaney, the girl who has written a book to raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation, a charity providing much needed funding to parents of children with life limiting conditions.
Cervical cancer campaigner Laura Brennan will also be on the show this Friday, after the HSE confirmed that the uptake of the HPV vaccine has reached 70% earlier this week.
Ryan will speak to Laura about what the rise in uptake means to her, and viewers will hear about the impact that the campaign has had on teenage girls.
“I wish the vaccine had been available to me, of course I do. Don’t get swayed by rumours about the vaccine’s safety – get the vaccine” Watch Laura Brennan’s story. #ProtectOurFuture pic.twitter.com/lSqNXLo7LN
— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) March 12, 2019
Colm O’Regan will also be in studio to discuss what makes the Irish Mammy such a treasured part of our national identity, to celebrate his new book ‘Ann Devine, Ready For Her Close-Up’.
Ryan will also take a look back at some of Ireland’s most iconic ads, and will catch up with actor Joe McKinney – 25 years on from dancing in that Guinness ad.
There’ll be music too from James Morrison, and Rhythm of the Dance. The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One, Friday, March 15th at 9.35pm.