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07th May 2021

Rachael Blackmore joins Ryan for tonight’s Late Late Show

Stephen Porzio

The episode will feature movie, music and sports stars as guests.

The Late Late Show is back this Friday evening with a special episode marking charity Pieta House’s annual Darkness into Light fundraising campaign.

Known for starring in iconic movies like Basic Instinct and Casino, Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone will talk to host Ryan Tubridy about her strong ties with Northern Ireland through her friendship with the late peace activist Betty Williams, as well as her health battles.

After becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National last month, the Tipperary-born Rachael Blackmore will also join Tubridy to speak about her historic victory.

Irish country music star Sandy Kelly will appear on the show with her niece Sandie Ellis, as they speak publicly together for the first time about the tragic death of Kelly’s sister.

Also appearing on the show to discuss their personal experiences with mental health pressures will be Westmeath GAA star and former AFL player Ray Connellan, spoken word artist Malaki, and ultra-marathon runner Conor O’Keeffe.

On top of this, Dublin rock band Pillow Queens will perform The Cranberries single ‘When You’re Gone’. The track will feature on a forthcoming album of covers of songs from The Cranberries in aid of Pieta.

As people across Ireland this weekend plan their own Darkness into Light fundraising challenges, Pieta’s clinical manager Leigh Kenny will explain to viewers why the suicide prevention charity’s services are currently more in demand than ever before.

After having won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship as both player and manager with the Donegal county team, Jim McGuinness will also appear on the programme to discuss switching from GAA to soccer.

You can watch The Late Late Show on RTÉ One on Friday, 7 May at 9.35pm.