Home Irish Showbiz The line-up for this week’s Late Late Show has been revealed

The line-up for this week’s Late Late Show has been revealed

Viewers are in for an emotional show

Ryan Tubridy | Andres Poveda

The line-up for this week’s Late Late Show has been revealed.

This Friday, Brenda Fricker will pay a very special tribute to the women and children of Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes.

The 75-year-old actress will appear on the show after a long-awaited report from the Commission of Investigation was released earlier this week.

The report details the harrowing experiences of women and children who lived in 18 mother and baby homes between 1922 and 1998.


Irish actress Nicola Coughlan will also appear on the show this Friday, to discuss her role in Bridgerton.

After she shot to fame on Derry Girls, the Galway native landed a major role in the raunchy period drama, which has taken the world by storm.


This Friday will mark three years since the tragic death of Dolores O’Riordan.

Tomorrow night, rising star Lyra will appear in studio to give a very memorable performance in tribute to the much-missed lead singer of The Cranberries.

Ryan will also speak to former boxer Barry McGuigan about how his family is coping since the death of his daughter, Danika, in 2019.

The actress, who appeared in Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, passed away at the age of 33 following a short illness.

Barry McGuigan and his daughter Nika | VIPIRELAND.COM

As they come to the end of their second week on Operation Transformation, Ryan will also meet all five leaders of the show – Hazel Hartigan, Susuana Komolafe, Paul Devaney, Andrew Burke-Hannon, and Sharon Gaffney.

He’ll be finding out how much progress they are making, and why this Operation Transformation is like no other in the history of the series.

The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One this Friday, January 15th, at 9.35pm.