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16th Jan 2020

A former Beatle and a reality TV star are among this week’s Late Late guests

James Fenton

RTÉ has revealed who’s on the Late Late this week and it’s fair to say it’s not a bad auld line-up at all.

Rarely when we find out who’s on the Late Late do we see that an actual former Beatle will be chatting to Ryan Tubridy but that’s very much the case this week. That said, those who may not be up to speed on the Fab Four may not have heard of Pete Best, the drummer who was replaced by Ringo Starr in 1962 before the band found worldwide fame.

Pete will be talking about his early days with John, Paul and George, as well as his subsequent music career. The interview seems like a must-watch for any fan of The Beatles, or indeed fans of music in general.

Also speaking to Ryan will be Meabh and Sebastian Quoirin, parents of Nora Quoirin who died in Malaysia last August. Meabh and Sebastian will be talking about the case and, according to RTÉ, will be thanking the Irish public for their continued support.

Fans of The Apprentice will be glad to see Alan Sugar in the Late Late studio. The business tycoon will be appealing to Irish entrepreneurs ahead of the next series of the hit BBC show so if you feel like you fit the bill, you best be taking notes.

There will also be an appearance by former Ireland soccer international David Meyler, who will be speaking about life after retirement.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Limerick band Hermitage Green and who knows, Ryan might even convince Pete Best to dust off the old drumsticks and show the world could have been.

You can catch The Late Late Show in the usual timeslot of 9.35pm on RTÉ One on Friday night.

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