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17th Apr 2020

Colm Meaney leads the way on tonight’s stellar Late Late line-up

James Fenton

Tonight’s Late Late line-up has been revealed and guests include legendary Dublin actor Colm Meaney as well as Ireland and Munster great Paul O’Connell.

This is the sixth consecutive week that The Late Late Show won’t feature a studio audience with viewers well used seeing guests appearing remotely at this stage.

With the Covid-19 crisis still ongoing, tonight will be no different. A fit and well Ryan Tubridy will be chatting to The Snapper and Star Trek star Colm Meaney about how he’s coping with the lockdown as well as his new series Gangs Of London, in which he plays a gangster.

Former Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell will talk about homeschooling his children and his charity work with Barnardos while on the same night that he appears on The Graham Norton Show, Ricky Gervais will also be chatting to Tubs. The star of The Office will be discussing America’s response to the crisis and, presumably, the upcoming second series of After Life.

Speaking of America, Samantha Power, once of Castleknock and former adviser to Barack Obama will talk about her own experiences of the pandemic.

While there’s always room for light relief, the Late Late will also be tackling the coronavirus situation head on by inviting Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan into the studio. Tony will discuss what Ireland has achieved so far and what lies ahead for us. He will also talk about his own recent experience of the health service.

Finally, Danny O’Reilly of The Coronas will talk about why the band are keeping their now rather unfortunate name and his longstanding personal support for Barretstown Children’s Charity.

The Late Late Show kicks off at the usual time of 9.35pm tonight on RTE One.

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