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Ryan Tubridy reveals the first two guests appearing on The Late Late Show this week

The host will be joined by music legends

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Ryan Tubridy has revealed the first two guests appearing on The Late Late Show this week.

The Irish presenter will be joined by music legends Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton on Friday night’s show, with more guests expected to be announced later today.

Speaking on his RTÉ Radio 1 show, the 47-year-old said: “Tomorrow night on The Late Late Show, for all my banging on about The Bee Gees recently, well what did they do only they go and say, ‘You know who you’ll be talking to on Friday night? Barry Gibb, the last surviving Bee Gee’.”

 

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“I can’t tell you how happy I am about that,” Ryan admitted.

“But not only that, because he’s recorded this album of kind of country versions of Bee Gee classics, joining us tomorrow night will be – alongside him, in a manner of speaking, it’s all virtual, obviously – Dolly Parton.”

“I mean, the poor woman will be sick of the sight of me by the time this year’s out. She’s such a wonderful [person].”

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“And I can tell you one other thing – I sometimes tell you a few stories kind of ‘off-piste’ – when we’re chatting away behind the scenes, that woman is such a hoot.”

“Like, she’s fun and she’s craic. I can’t wait for her to come over here and have a bit of fun with us in real life because she’s just a lovely person. Smart, whip smart, and Barry’s warm and he’s mellow.”

“He’s somebody that when you think of that music they have, which is just extraordinary,” he added.

 

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“I also didn’t really know that Barry wrote Islands in the Stream for Dolly, obviously, and Kenny Rogers.”

“When I did the interview with Dolly and Barry, which we’ll show you tomorrow night, I said to Dolly, ‘Hey, listen, did you know that, in Ireland, Islands in the Stream is known as Ireland’s Industry?'”

“And she said, ‘What?! Are you serious?!’ Then she started to sing it! We’ve got to get her to do that the next time – ‘Ireland’s Industry, that is what you are’!”

The Late Late Show airs on Friday, February 19 on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.

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