Here's the line-up for this week's episode of The Late Late Show 1 month ago

Here's the line-up for this week's episode of The Late Late Show

A packed line-up with something for everyone.

The Toy Show for this year has come and gone and it's now back to regular proceedings on The Late Late Show.

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So, what can people expect from the next edition of the programme?

Well, leading the line-up is Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald who will discuss her party's impressive performance in polls, what a united Ireland might look like and her reaction to Shane Ross' much-discussed biography of her.

Then, following a big year that saw her guide the Republic of Ireland women's football team to its first-ever World Cup finals, manager Vera Pauw will be chatting to host Ryan Tubridy about life since the team qualified and how she is feeling about the competition next year.

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The Late Late line-up for Friday, 2 December

Meanwhile, as Dancing with the Stars returns to screens in January, Tubridy will talk to the first four celebrity dancers that will take to the dancefloor in 2023. These are singer and Eurovision star Brooke Scullion; former GAA player Paul Brogan; businesswoman, TV presenter and influencer Suzanne Jackson; and drag artist and activist Panti Bliss.

On top of all this, actor and comedian Lenny Henry will chat about singing with Kate Bush, writing and having an Irish accent in The Lord of the Rings prequel The Rings of Power, while last week's Toy Show superstar Saoibh Lonergan will return to the show (You can take our Toy Show 2022 quiz here by the way.)

In terms of music, Andrea Corr will be live in the Late Late studio to perform 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' from her new release The Christmas Album and Col Patterson will make his debut appearance on the show performing his single 'Bedford Falls'.

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The Late Late Show will air on RTÉ One on Friday, 2 December at 9.35 pm.