Here's the lineup for this week's episode of The Late Late Show 6 months ago

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

Essential information if you're staying in on Friday night.

Friday nights and The Late Late Show go hand-in-hand.

But we understand that the lineup is very important, and that it probably decides whether or not you're going to tune in.

And if we are being honest, this week's episode looks like it's going to be quite a strong one.

First up is Joe Schmidt, who will talk about a disappointing World Cup in Japan, as well as his role as the head coach of Ireland, before he steps down next week.

Then it's the legendary performer Christy Moore, who will be in the studio to reflect on a lengthy and successful career, and to also perform some of his best songs.

And the music doesn't stop there...

Next up it's Ireland's most decorated boyband, Westlife, who will be performing a number of songs, including their new single 'My Blood'. Earlier this week The Late Late Show asked for their most devoted followers, and they received over 10,000 applications, so we're sure the many Westlife fans out there will be buzzing to tune in.

Respected journalist Trevor McDonald will also join Tubs to talk about interviewing some of the most famous people who have ever lived, including Nelson Mandela, Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi.

And finally, to celebrate 20 years of Gift Grub, Mario Rosenstock will be on the couch to bring some of his best-known characters to life.

The Late Late Show kicks off on Friday 22 November at 9.35 on RTÉ One.