Here's the lineup for this week's episode of The Late Late Show 2 weeks ago

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

Quite a strong lineup this week, we'd have to say.

It has been a mad seven days filled with US political scandals, potential Covid vaccines and Brexit developments.

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But as always, despite what has gone on over the past week, many of us will be spending our Friday night tuning into The Late Late Show no matter what.

Here who is on the show this week:

Hollywood actor Gabriel Byrne will speak to Ryan about why, at the age of 70, he decided to get around to writing a revealing autobiography which has lifted the lid on many private aspects of his life.

US chat show host and comedy legend Conan O'Brien will discuss his proud Irish heritage, his hugely successful podcast Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend, and whether Donald Trump is a guest he may want to interview in the future.

Former US ambassador to the UN, and Irishwoman Samantha Power, joins Ryan to speak about being a close colleague of the now President-Elect Joe Biden, discussing the man behind the headlines and what we can expect from his term in office.

Immunologist Luke O' Neill will then be in studio to delve into this week's exciting developments in the search for the Covid vaccine.

Ryan will also meet Lily Collison, the woman who was instrumental in the success of billionaire Stripe founders, John and Patrick. Lily will also speak about John and Patrick's younger brother Tommy's story of triumph over adversity.

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To mark the centenary of Bloody Sunday next weekend, the Croke Park Museum will be moving part of their exhibition into the Late Late studio, where Michael Foley will discuss the seismic events of that day and how it shaped our country.

The legendary Italian Opera Singer Andrea Bocelli will deliver a special performance of a beloved song, and The Coronas will be in studio, performing their latest single.

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