Here's the line-up for this week's episode of The Late Late Show 3 months ago

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

It's the biggest Late Late Show in some time, kind of.

It's that deeply exciting time of the week again when the national broadcaster unveils the list of personnel set to grace your television screen on Friday night.

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But of course, it's Late Late Show line-up reveal time.

Ryan Tubridy will be back, as ever, to bring the usual mix of chat, topical issues and music.

As for who will be joining him? Well, read on...

The first notable guest is unique enough – the Irish public.

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Friday's edition will present the largest in-studio audience in almost two years, following the scrapping of the majority of Covid-related restrictions across the country.

The audience will be made up of "people from all walks of life" including rugby fans – first-billed, for some reason – frontline workers, teachers, hairdressers and more from all corners of Ireland.

Speaking of rugby, Grand Slam winners Jamie Heaslip, Peter Stringer and Fiona Coghlan will shine a light on Ireland's prospects when it comes to this year's Six Nations campaign.

Elsewhere in sport, Kildare GAA All-Star footballer Mary Hulgraine will discuss how she kicked her addiction to oxycontin and alcohol to make a return to the senior women's team.

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14-year-old harpist Úna Walsh, one of the stars of last year's Toy Show, will appear alongside her mother Barbara, sharing her extraordinary story about living with her hearing impairment and the impact of new technology on her life.

Walsh will also perform for the audience.

That's not all on the music front – rapper Maverick Sabre will play a cut from his new album.

The Late Late Show is on RTÉ One on Friday (28 January) at 9.35pm.

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