Coming up on the show this week, comedian Francesa Martinez, who considers herself wobbly rather than having cerebral palsy, will be in ahead of her Irish tour to tell us why she thinks anyone who says they're normal is a freak! The doyenne of the bonk buster, Jilly Cooper, will be in to tell us why she's cutting down on sex in her books. Broadcaster and first time novelist Dawn O' Porter will be in to tell us about her book "Paper Aeroplanes" and about how married life to Irish actor Chris O' Dowd is treating her. Writer Colm Keane will be in to talk about near death experiences and his own mortality. Music on the night will be performed by Ham Sandwich who will be playing their fantastic single, Models.
Coming up on the show this week fifteen year old rising jazz star Andreas Varady will be in to perform and tell us about how he ended up playing for Quincy Jones in Las Vegas. Mark Hederman, the Abbott of Glenstal Abbey will be telling Brendan how he has reluctantly become a priest and talks life, love and why he thinks the Catholic Church is a dinosaur. Former Cork Butcher Pat Phelan who lost everything to alcohol addiction will be in to discuss how he rebooted his life, launched a tech start up and now looks set to be one of our most successful tech entrepreneurs. One of the best looking women this country has produced, actor, model and now an LA resident, Olivia Tracey will be in to tell us what she is doing now. Andrea Begley from Co Tyrone whose voice wowed the judges on the Voice UK will be in to tell us about losing her sight as a child and she will be performing the song Angel.
Coming up on the show this week two young entrepreneurs will be in to tell us how they won over the fiercest of Dragon's to start up their own companies. One of Ireland's favourite celebrity couples, Brian and Pippa Ormond will be in two weeks after the birth of their of their first baby to tell us how they are taking to parenthood. After settling their case against the HSE this week in the High Court, Sonya, John and Alex Butler will be in to tell their story. We'll have music from country legend Kinky Friedman and he'll be telling us about his rock and roll lifestyle and his political ambitions.
Coming up on the show this week Aslan will be in with Don Mescal for a performance and chat about their fantastic new charity single, "Catch Your Fall" in aid of Pieta House, unfortunately, under doctor's advice, Christy Dignam won't be in to join us. International singing phenomenon Il Divo will be in for a fabulous performance of "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" and Brendan will be talking to them about their rise to fame and how it all started. Doodle Kennelly will be in to tell us about her extraordinary life and her strong relationship with her father, Irish poet Brendan Kennelly. Serial entrepreneur Caroline Casey will be in to discuss how she kept her blindness a secret for years and what spurred her on to set up Kanchi, a not-for-profit disability organisation and Oliver Callan will be giving his unique take on some well known faces.
Coming up on the show this week, athletes from the Special Olympics will be in to talk about being part of such a successful team and how it has changed their lives. King of the Jungle and star of panto, Christopher Biggins, will be in to talk about his feelings on Thatcher and to tell us about the highs and lows of his showbiz life. Sexy queen of the soaps Michelle Collins is in to tell us about life on the cobbles of Coronation Street. Irish comedian Kevin McAleer will be telling us about his new show which is starting next week and he'll be giving his sideways take on Irish life. Music on the night will be performed by the fantastic Josephine with her single "Portrait".
Coming up on the show this week we'll be meeting sixteen year old Donal Walsh who came to prominence last week when he spoke out about youth suicide. He'll be telling tell Brendan his own moving story and how he hopes a positive message can reach those at risk of suicide. The current Rose of Tralee, Nicola McEvoy, will be in to talk about the exciting year she's had since winning last year and Daithi O Shea will be in with her to tell us how married life is treating him! One of the country's favourite thinkers and commentators, John Waters, will be in to share his thoughts on the new pope and the Catholic Church and how he thinks Ireland will do in this year's Eurovision. Charlotte Church will be in to tell us about the new direction her music career has taken and what it was like to grow up under the watchful eye of the media. She will be performing a track called "Nerve" from her new EP "Two".
Coming up on the show this week, Michael Barrymore returns to the show after his famous appearance on the first season of The Saturday Night Show. Dr Norah Patten is in to tell us why she wants to be the first Irish woman to go in to space and why she needs the public's help to get there. Clontarf man and guitarist Gerry Leonard will be in to tell us about the secret collaboration that went on for two years between him and David Bowie ahead of Bowie's triumphant comeback album and how their relationship goes back much longer. A panel of women will be in to discuss the threesome's controversy that has been in the news this week. Roisin Ó will be in to perform her single Synchronicity.
Coming up on the show, comedian Sean Locke will be in to tell us about his upcoming show in the Olympia Theatre. Ex- priest Michael Harding will be in to tell us about his journey from priesthood to marriage and Buddhism. Dr Pixie McKenna, star off Channel 4's Embarrassing Body will be in to share with us the highs and lows of becoming a mother for the first time at the age of 40 and why Embarrassing Bodies is so popular. We will have a panel of Joan Freeman, Paul Flynn and Love/Hate's Peter Coonan in discussing men and suicide and a new campaign called "Mind our Men". Music on the night will be performed by Villagers with their single "Nothing Arrived".
Coming up on the show this week, the amazing Prodijig will be in to perform a dance from their upcoming tour, Oliver Callan will be giving us his take on what the political leaders will be getting up to this bank holiday weekend! National treasure Mary Kennedy will be in to tell us about her opinion on the new pope and why she thinks Nationwide is back in vogue. European indoor champion, Fionnuala Britton will be telling us about her recent win and the sacrifices she has made to make her one of the best long distance runners in Europe. Dave McSavage will be telling us how his ongoing therapy and giving up alcohol has changed his life and why he is much more positive these days. The golden girl of television, Kathryn Thomas, will be in to tell us about her amazing television career which has spanned almost fifteen years and what her plans are for the future. Jack Lukeman will be in to perform a very special version of Ma Cushla.
Coming up on the show this week, one of the best boxers Ireland has ever seen, Kenneth Egan will be in to talk about his recent retirement that marked the end of a remarkable career and what his plans are for the future. Laura Jayne Halton, a young Irish fashion designer, is in to tell us about the moment one of her dresses graced the red carpet at The Oscars. Fergal Quinn has just been named our most admired entrepreneur and at the age of 76 he's still bursting with energies and ideas which he will be in to talk about and Jess Thom who has Tourettes will be in tell us about living with her disability and how it has affected all areas of her life. Bronagh Gallagher will be in to perform her new single "Here They Go Again" from her newly released second album and Josh Ritter will be performing his latest single "Joy To You Baby" from his brand new album "Beast in its Tracks".
Coming up on the show this week Katherine Lynch, AKA Sheila Sheik from Wagon's Den, will be in to tell us about a whole new phase in her life and career. Helen Flanagan, the actress that we watched growing up in her role as Rosie Webster on Coronation Street for 12 years and star of this year's I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of Here will be in to tell us about her love life, her battle with panic attacks and what plans she has for the future. We all fell in love with them three years ago and now Crystal Swing are back in with their new song and to tell us what they have all been up to since they made it big. Richard Corrigan will be in to discuss the horsemeat scandal in Ireland and what he really thinks of the quality of Irish produce. Music on the night will be performed by Crystal Swing with their song "Hucklebuck is Back" and Katherine Lynch will be performing her song "Settling Dust".
Coming up on the show this week, Molly and Vitaly, who were the only Irish acts to reach the live shows of Got to Dance will be in to perform their fantastic audition dance and have a chat with Brendan. Shane Lynch will be in to talk about tattoos, dyslexia and his upcoming 20 year anniversary tour with Boyzone. Sex and relationship therapist Louise Van Der Velde will be into discuss her views on marriage and why she thinks open relationships are the best way to go. Irish soccer international, Keith Andrews, will be in to tell us about his football career and his hopes for being in the World Cup qualifiers next month and he will be telling us about his new fashion line which is coming to Ireland. Laila Morse, also known as Big Mo from Eastenders, will be in to share her fascinating life story with us and how her life changed at the age of 51.
Coming up on the show this week actress and popstar Patsy Kensit will be in to talk about acting with some of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood and her marriages to some of the biggest rockstars. Guggi, former member of shock rockers The Virgin Prunes and now a celebrated artist will be in to tell us about his new exhibition. Helen Seymour, a new author who has just self-published her first book, Beautiful Noise, to rave reviews is in to tell us about her life-changing to decision to leave her job and start her first book. Musical Family, the Keenans, will be in to perform "I don't need a picture" and to tell us about how they hope to inspire the travelling community by bringing their fantastic voices to Nashville and founder of the Jack and Jill Foundation will be telling us how he has dealt with the tragedies in his life and what inspired him to start up the foundation in 1997.
Coming up on the show this week, Michael Healy Rae will be in to discuss his opinion on the controversial drink driving proposal for rural Ireland, anarchic Wildman, actor and comedian Keith Allen will be in to tell us about his rollercoaster life and what he's up to now. Author Sarah Harte will be discussing her second novel "Thick and Thin" which is a powerful account post Celtic Tiger Ireland and the fate of people who gambled and lost. Three athletes who are part of the first ever Team Ireland to take part in the Dwarf World Games this Summer will be in to tell us how they got involved in sports and what they think their chances are and Operations Transformation's Dr Eva Orsmond will be telling us what made her react so vehemently to one of the leaders on this week's show. The Heathers will be performing their new single "Lions, Tigers, Bears".
Coming up on the show this week one of the greatest ambassadors for Irish food, Neven Maguire, will be in to talk about the highs and lows of the past year and what his plans are for the future. Actor Aoibhinn McGinnity, best known for playing Nidge's wife in Love/Hate will be in to tell us about how she got involved in one of the biggest series to hit Irish television and what we can see her in next. Comedian and writer, Carol Tobin, tells us about her battle with depression and coming out the other side of it. Economic commentator, Eddie Hobbs will be telling us about his new crusade "Own our Oil" and why he thinks the Irish as a nation are being ripped off and Matt Cardle, winner of X-Factor in 2012 will be telling us about life after Simon Cowell and he will also be performing "Anyone Else" from his second album "The Fire".
Coming up on the show this week, former teen heartthrob with a career that has spanned decades, Donny Osmond will be in to tell us all about growing up in the limelight and how he's maintained his career. Terry O Neill, one of the best photographers of all time who is most synonymous with London in the swinging 60's and the golden era of Hollywood, will be discussing some of his most famous photographs ahead of his exhibition. The Operation Transformation leaders will be in to tell us about their journey so far. Former World Champion boxer Steve Collins will be talking about his upcoming grudge match against Roy Jones Junior and what he has been up to since retiring from boxing and founder of Coder Dojo, James Whelton, will be telling us all about the technological and sociological revolution that landed him the Forbes 30 under 30. Music on the night will be performed by Irish duo The Lost Brothers who will performing their single "Now That The Night Has Come".
Coming up on the show this week, stars of reality TV show "Dublin Wives" will be in to tell us about all the cat fights and revelations that have kept us entertained all week. Former news editor and media personality, Janet Street Porter, tells us about life as an anti-establishment rebel and what she's up to now. Assistant editor of the Sunday Business Post, Ian Keogh, will be filling us in on where the top three property developers are now and how much money they still owe the country and Sinead O Connor will be in to talk about her musical comeback and she will be performing two songs from her new album "How About I Be Me (And You be You).
Coming up on the show this week, Brush Shiels will be in to tell us about his brush with death before Christmas. Newlywed Vogue Williams will be telling us about life in Australia and her whirlwind romance with husband Brian McFadden. Model and actress Caitriona Balfe will be talking to us about her international career as a model and how it led to her acting with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Three of the new Lotto presenters, Brian Ormond, Nuala Carey ad Kamal Ibrahim will be telling us about the new show and Alex Reid is back in to set the record straight about his relationship with ex-fiancee Chantelle Haughton. Music on the night will be performed by This Club.
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