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16th Nov 2022

Here’s the line-up for this week’s Late Late Show, which will include a Vicky Phelan tribute

Dave Hanratty

Vicky Phelan

The late Vicky Phelan takes centre stage.

It has been a difficult few days for the people of Ireland following the sad passing of one of its best, brightest, and certainly most courageous voices.

The death of Vicky Phelan, announced on Monday morning, has cast a sad shadow on the nation, with tributes continuing to pour in – including from those in power who Phelan explicitly stated she did not wish to receive them from.

“I don’t want tributes,” Phelan once famously said regarding figures in Government. “I want action.”

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Phelan will be the main focus on this week’s Late Late Show, with host Ryan Tubridy having already taken the time this week to extend his respects and sympathies following the passing of his friend.

As such, his show will honour the “fearless campaigner as her fight continues after death” as the Late Late keeps the spotlight on Vicky Phelan as best it can.

The Stunning will also deliver a special music performance dedicated to Phelan, who was a noted fan of the Galway band.

Elsewhere on Friday’s show, the always verbose Eamon Dunphy will get into all things FIFA World Cup 2022, explaining why he feels uncomfortable about the imminent Qatar tournament and why he believes it’s time for football to take a stand.

Dublin native Alisha Weir will discuss how she swapped the Toy Show stage for the lead role opposite Emma Thompson in the upcoming new film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved Matilda.

Two-time Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour will also be present to chat about what it takes to be a leading lady, her love of Ireland and what fans can expect of season two of Harry Wild.

Finally, yet more music will come from Athy man Jack L.

The Late Late Show is on RTÉ One on Friday (18 November) at 9.35pm

Featured Image of Vicky Phelan via Leah Farrell /

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