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13th Oct 2017

Nathan Carter to Niall Horan: Here’s who’s on the Late Late and Graham

The line-ups for your Friday night in.

The Graham Norton Show has a very Irish feel to it tonight.

The Late Late, meanwhile, has guests from all walks of Irish life, covering everything from the GAA to religion to the state of the nation.

Check out who’s going to be on both shows below; the Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One at 9.35 pm, with Graham kicking off an hour later at 10.35pm on BBC One.

The Late Late Show

Brendan O’Carroll

The star of Mrs Brown’s Boys will soon be heading back to the 3 Arena with the rest of the Brown family and will discuss the huge success of an incredibly popular yet incredibly divisive show.

As a US resident these days, O’Carroll will also talk about Donald Trump and literally finding himself in the eye of the storm as Hurricane Irma swept through Florida recently.

Philly McMahon

Ahead of a Dublin club semi-final this weekend, the Ballymun man will chat to Ryan about picking up his fifth All-Ireland medal and Dublin completing the three-in-a-row after last month’s victory over Mayo.

With a new book out, called The Choice, Philly will also discuss the huge impact the drug-related death of his brother had on him and his family.


Not many people are well-known enough to go only by their first name/alter ego, but Franc (Peter Kelly) is and with Say Yes To The Dress Ireland returning to our screens, he’ll be chatting about all things wedding-related, how his business survived the recession and how emotions run high in the search for that special dress for the big day.

State of the Nation discussion

The state of the nation will be up for discussion with politician Fidelma Healy Eames, journalist Kitty Holland and columnist Terry Prone on the panel.

Fr. Joe McDonald

Ordained at 45, Fr. Joe McDonald has long called for a more open and welcoming Catholic Church in Ireland and will discuss a controversial book he has recently penned, titled Why The Irish Church Deserves to Die.

He’ll also be telling viewers why he believes the Irish Church has failed Jesus and the Gospel; what could be done to rescue it and why he feels the survival of the Church is by no means absolute.

Music from…

Nathan Carter

Late Late Karaoke contest

Electric Eddie joins Ryan as three amateur singers battle it out to take the Late Late Karaoke crown.

The Graham Norton Show

Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell

Our own Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman will join Ryan to chat about The Killing of a Sacred Deer (which also stars Barry Keoghan), which had its UK premiere in London this week.

Clip via A24

Bryan Cranston

Always an interesting guest, Cranston joins a star-studded line-up ahead of his appearance in a stage adaptation of the movie Network, famous, amongst other things, as the origin of the phrase, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”.

Matt Lucas

Fresh from an appearance on RTÉ radio with Ryan Tubridy, the comedian and star of Little Britain will be on to chat about his new autobiography, Little Me: My Life From A-Z.

Jane Fonda

Nearly 80, Fonda is still going strong with roles in two Netflix projects, Grace and Frankie and Our Souls at Night. Fonda has also been one of many influential women in Hollywood recently to speak up about the Harvey Weinstein scandal and may revisit it again here.

Niall Horan

Going solo seems to be working out for the Mullingar man, who’ll no doubt charm the pants of an audience of millions with a song and a bit of a chat with his compatriots Colin and Graham on the couch.