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There is a very special Westlife programme coming to RTÉ this Christmas

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Ireland’s favourite boyband, Westlife, reunited in 2018 ahead of their 20th anniversary.

Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan returned to the stage this summer for shows across Ireland, the UK and Asia.

This Christmas, RTÉ are set to broadcast an hour-long special featuring the band’s reunion and their sold-out performances at Croke Park in July.

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As RTÉ unwrapped their festive line-up, they confirmed the programme will be broadcast on Sunday, December 29 at 6.30 pm.

Other shows confirmed to broadcast over the holidays include The Big Christmas Rewind.

The show will feature Irish celebrities and their families sitting down to reminisce on Christmas TV gone-by.

Derry Girls’ stars Saoirse Monica Jackson and Dylan Llewellyn are set to star on the show, which will broadcast over the Christmas season.

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Irish comedian Brendan Grace will also be remembered on RTÉ as 2019 draws to a close.

A once-off special Brendan Grace: Thanks for the Memories will see stars such as Sharon Shannon, Dickie Rock and Red Hurley pay tribute to one of the greatest Irish entertainers of all time.

The show was filmed at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in September and will air on RTÉ later this month.

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He will also be remembered on Brendan Grace – A Late Late Tribute.

Tribute will be paid to the comedian as the broadcaster takes a look back at Brendan Grace’s most memorable moments as a guest on The Late Late Show.

Other highlights from the Christmas line-up include Ireland’s Rich List: 21st Century Hotshots, Ireland’s Fittest Family – Celebrity Special and the New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert live from Custom House Quay on December 31st.