The Lord of Downton Abbey paying Ryan a visit on this week's Late Late Show

One does enjoy a visit from one's fancy cousins and this week's 'Late Late' will be receiving none other than Lord Grantham himself

'Downton Abbey' and 'Paddington' star Hugh Bonneville leads Friday's lineup. The Bafta, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor will be chatting to Ryan about his new documentary, 'Countdown to Calvary', which tells a blow-by-blow account of the last days of Jesus Christ’s life. Bonneville will also be telling viewers why he left his theology degree behind for a career as an actor, achieving worldwide fame as Lord Grantham in the much-loved 'Downton Abbey',  and chatting about 'Paddington' and cult BBC comedy series 'W1A' and his surprising Irish roots.

Following that, 'Home of the Year' judges Hugh Wallace, Deirdre Whelan and new judge Patrick Bradley join Ryan to chat about what it takes to be declared Home of the Year as they travel around the country looking at some of the most beautiful houses in Ireland.

We'll also be hearing from former Cork Rose Ruth Carroll as she shares her incredible story of triumph over adversity.


And finally, Niall McGarry, founder of Maximum Media, the company behind JOE, Her and SportsJOE, will join Ryan to chat about his business in the world of Irish media.

Music comes from Bad Wolves, whose cover of The Cranberries’ classic Zombie is racing up the charts.

'The Late Late Show' airs on RTÉ One this Friday, March 23rd at 9.35pm.

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