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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Richard Corrigan

We caught up with the King of Irish Cuisine, Richard Corrigan, whose mouth is as big as his reputation. Richard told Ryan why we should ditch the supermarkets and grow our own. And we saw a softer side to the celebrity chef - footage of him as a toddler working on the farm! His new programme "Corrigans City Farm" is on RTE ONE, Tuesdays at 8:30.

Mary McNicholas

Ryan spoke to one of our most memorable audience members, 77 year-old Mary McNicholas, who is the oldest person in Ireland to do a parachute jump. Mary decided to take the plunge in order to surprise her husband for their golden wedding anniversary! And she surprised our audience with some unforgettable footage!

Delores O'Riordan

The Cranberries legend who is currently recording a new solo album joined Ryan on the couch for the first time. The mother-of-two spoke openly about the loneliness of life on the road and the high-profile case against her nanny that changed her life.

Paul Gascoigne

He is one of the greatest soccer players of all time, but is as famous for his antics off the pitch as on it. In his first interview on an Irish chat show the controversial footballer discussed the amazing highs and lows of a sports career scarred by addiction and mental illness. Paul Gascoigne opened up about his regrets, his memories and his hopes for the future.