Barry McGuigan and Brian Dowling
Hell's Kitchen was the media story of the week - but it was won by one Irishman and another was at the centre of the show's most controversial storyline. Brian Dowling and the overall winner Barry McGuigan came fresh from the frying pan and the fire to tell all on the Late Late Show.
Duke Special and Neil Hannon
It was a show-stopping performance: Duke Special and The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon sang 'Our Love Goes Deeper Than This' to rapturous applause from our studio audience.
The album 'Songs from the Deep Forest' is released on Friday 28th September. Duke Special will be touring Ireland throughout October and November.
"Spit On Me" Dickie Rock, one of Ireland's modern-day legends, has been reading about himself in the papers for years: some of it true, some of it false, a lot of it fanciful. He has just published his autobiography and joined Pat on the show to set the record straight - and to reflect on what can only be described as a life less ordinary. He finished the interview with a live performance of Van Morrisson's classic, "Moondance".
Jayne Harris is a former glamour model whose daughter looks set to follow in her mother's footsteps. At just 11 years of age, her daughter Sascha is no stranger to false nails, fake tan, hair straighteners and photographers - and her role model is Jordan. Is it too much too soon? Jayne Harris explains why she decided to put her daughter on the stage.
Kildare native Damien Leith was the winner of Australian Idol. He has now built on his success down under and his new album 'Where We Land' has just gone to Number One. He came home to perform the new single from that album '22 Steps'.
Damien's album: 'Where We Land' is released on Friday 28th September.
Stuart Townsend has made a name for himself in Hollywood as a leading man - not only on-screen, but off-screen, too, as Charlize Theron's partner. But he has decided to go behind the lens and has written and directed his first movie, Battle in Seattle, a movie which has taken him 5 years to make and which is based on the events surrounding the World Trade Organisation talks in Seattle in 1999. In his first interview on Irish television for a number of years, he spoke movingly of family, home, movies, his relationship with Charlize Theron and his ongoing involvement, even from the far side of the planet, in the campaign to save Tara.
They're identical twins from Toronto and have been described as a cross between Il Divo and Westlife - and are already being tipped for the number one spot in the Christmas charts. They came into studio to perform 'Like the Sun'.
The album is called Ryandan and it is released today.
He's slick, and some say he's sick, but Jimmy Carr is currently the hottest thing on the international stand-up scene. As Late Late Show audiences already know, no cow is too sacred to be milked, nobody too exalted to be safe from his trademark one-liners. Jimmy came into the Late Late, fresh from a performance at the Olympia Theatre, to do a mini version of his mile-a-minute new show and to talk to Pat about, among other things, just why Dublin's spire has caught his imagination..