Home Irish Showbiz Here’s the lineup for this week’s The Late Late Show

Here’s the lineup for this week’s The Late Late Show

There's a royal wedding guest!


Jamie Heaslip, Andrew Morton, Johnny Logan and Ash for The Late Late Show

Former Ireland and Leinster No 8 Jamie Heaslip saw his time playing professional rugby come to a premature end thanks to injury earlier this year. The Kildare man will join Ryan Tubridy on Friday night to chat about his Grand Slam and Heineken Cup winning career. He’ll be filling viewers in on how retirement is treating him and, as he and wife Sheena O’Buachalla prepare to welcome their first baby, how he’s preparing for fatherhood.

He’ll also be telling us if he fancies Leinster’s chances in this weekend’s Champions Cup final.


As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to walk down the aisle for a wedding watched all around the world, longtime chronicler of the British royal family Andrew Morton will be in studio.

Having written a new book about Meghan, charting her life from growing up in the Californian suburbs to joining the highest ranks of one of the world’s most famous royal houses, he’ll be filling viewers in on what’s in store for her.

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Eurovision winners Johnny Logan and Secret Garden will be singing You Raise Me Up, the worldwide hit penned by Secret Garden’s Rolf Lovland and another Irish Eurovision winner, Brendan Graham.

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Sixteen-year-old Ian O’Connell’s life was dramatically changed when he was paralysed from the shoulders down in a bike accident last year. He is going to chat to Ryan about the challenges he faces and why he wants to encourage people to be positive and live life to the fullest.

The new documentary My Trans Life gives an intimate portrait of young Irish transgender people on their journey to transition. On Friday night, viewers will meet teenager Luke O’Reilly Kane and his mum Maura and Nicky Manning as they share the story of how they realised their true selves and the struggles they have encountered since coming out as trans.

We’ll be finding out whether the budding restorers taking part in this year’s Late Late Show Antiques Special were able to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear with their old crocks. And Ryan will be revealing how he got on with that tired school desk.

Plus new music from Ash.

Only on The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, May 11th at 9.35pm