Succession star Brian Cox will lead the star-studded line-up for this week’s The Late Late Show.
The Scottish actor, who plays Logan Roy in the HBO series, will be live in studio to chat to Ryan Tubridy about everything from Succession to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and how he wants independence for Scotland.
Sporty Spice Mel C will has also been confirmed for Friday night’s line-up to discuss her new memoir Who I Am: My Story by Melanie Chisholm.
The singer will discuss what it was like to be part of one of the biggest music groups in history, as well as the downsides of achieving that level of fame and how she’s found peace in her life after all these years.
Ryan will also chat to singer-songwriter Paul Brady about pursuing his Crazy Dreams over his long career.
He will discuss everything from the inspiration behind The Island, finding success again after winding up penniless in America, performing his own song alongside Tina Turner in front of an Irish audience, to teaching Bob Dylan how to play The Lakes of Ponchartrain.
There will also be a special musical performance from Paul, who will sing The Island.
Retired RTÉ Northern Editor Tommie Gorman will also join Ryan on the couch to reflect on a broadcasting career of over 40 years – including early life in Sligo, politics North and South of the border and his love of sport.
Ryan will also be joined by Ciara Mageean, who won a silver medal at this summer’s European Athletics Championships was followed by a record-breaking 1500 metres of three minutes 56.63 seconds run, that saw her shatter Sonia O’Sullivan’s 27-year national record by two seconds.
Louis Walsh’s new boyband Next in Line will also make their TV debut on Friday night.