Lineup for the last Late Late Show of the Season...

Hard to believe it but we have come to the last Late Late Show of the season, however we all know what that means - it's officially summer! Still though, we'll miss complaining about The Late Late Show of a Friday while secretly enjoying it and watching it anyways.

They have an interesting enough show in store tonight too, as George Hook, Dermot Bannon, Majella O’Donnell and Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh will compete in a dance off. Yep, George Hook will be dancing, people.

It's all for really great causes though as George Hook will be dancing the Charleston for the IRFU Charitable Trust, Dermot Bannon will be dancing Bollywood style for Barnardos, Majella O’Donnell will be doing the jive for Arc Cancer Support Centres, and Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh will be doing the salsa for Bumbleance.

They'll all be trying to impress a panel of judges made up of Rory Cowan, Monica Loughman and Louis Walsh and then the public can vote for their favourites. The winner will then be announced at the end of the show.

There will also be a tribute to the legend that was Bill O'Herlihy as Ryan is joined by ‘the three amigos’ - John Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady, as well as many of Bill’s colleagues and friend.


Ryan said: ‘Bill was very important to people in RTÉ and to me personally. He was a lovely man, very warm and encouraging. He was on the show many times. We’re looking forward to remembering him, but with a laugh as well, as he was a very humorous man.’

Talking about this season of the Late Late Show, Ryan said his highlights were Gabriel Byrne ‘who was a surprise – he moved from very serious to very funny in a lovely way. He and Richard E Grant were really warm and sincere’ and Russell Crowe - ‘ it was really good fun hearing the Gladiator telling the audience to be quiet!’

Probably our favourite moment too, although the audience still hasn't stopped that clapping...


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