WATCH: The Late Late Show special on Gay Byrne opened with an emotional montage 3 months ago

WATCH: The Late Late Show special on Gay Byrne opened with an emotional montage

A fantastic look back over his 37 years as host of the show.

Tuesday night brought with it an emotion, one-off special episode of The Late Late Show, in honour of Gay Byrne who passed away this week.

He hosted The Late Late Show from 1962 until 1999, interviewing every notable person imaginable, and leaving memories in the lives of everyone he crossed paths with.

The guest list for the special episode is nothing short of jaw-dropping: President Michael D Higgins, Mary McAleese, Bob Geldof, Pat Kenny, Joe Duffy, Mike Murphy, Andrea Corr, Sharon Shannon, John Sheahan, Finbar Furey, Nell McCafferty, John McColgan, Tommy Tiernan, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Rosaleen Linehan, Eamon Dunphy, Twink, Fr Brian D'Arcy, Paddy Maloney, Donal Lunny, Nell McCafferty, Michael Carruth, Moya Doherty, RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes, Vincent Browne, Mary Black, Frank McNamara, and Aonghus McAnally.

However, before Ryan Tubridy made his way through that impressive list, the episode opened with a 90-second montage, showing a montage of Byrne's time as the helm of the show.

Check out the clip right here:

The Late Late Show Gay Byrne special will be immediately followed by the second part of the two-part documentary on his life, kicking off at 11.05pm.