Here's the lineup for this week's episode of The Late Late Show 3 months ago

Here's the lineup for this week's episode of The Late Late Show

CJ Stander is among the guests for Friday's episode, the second-last before the show finishes its current run.

The Late Late Show returns for its penultimate episode on Friday night before the series wraps for the summer.


Last month, rugby fans were left disappointed when Irish international CJ Stander was announced as a guest for a Late Late episode which he did not appear on.

However, after announcing his shock retirement from professional rugby in March, the darling of Munster supporters will join host Ryan Tubridy to discuss his career and say goodbye.

With Ireland's housing crisis in the news again this month, Room to Improve architect Dermot Bannon will chat to Ryan about his new series on small homes and give his thoughts on the country's housing problems.

Gay Byrne's daughters Crona and Suzy will appear on the programme to discuss what it was like growing up with the former Late Late host as their father and how they have been coping since his passing.

Tubridy will also be joined by married couple Jamie and Georgie Crawford. At age 32 years, Jamie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while, five years later, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The pair will talk about how they put their lives back together and how their experiences changed them.

Last year, Michael Moloney's appearance on the Late Late Toy Show racked up over a million views after he was surprised by global singing sensation Dermot Kennedy.


Now, Moloney will appear on the programme to promote his first single 'All That I Do', which is inspired by and dedicated to his late father.

Tubridy will also speak with Katie Healy-Nolan and Nina Fitzpatrick, two mothers who care full-time for children with disabilities.

The two will discuss life for full-time carers in Ireland, the battles they have faced to ensure the dignity of their children and how children with disabilities have been forgotten throughout the pandemic.

Rounding out the show's guests, James Vincent McMorrow will perform a world exclusive of his brand-new single 'Paradise', which is from his upcoming album Grapefruit Season.

You can watch The Late Late Show on RTÉ One on Friday, 21 May at 9.35pm.