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The Late Late Show launches audience search for London broadcast

The Late Late Show launches audience search for London broadcast

The Late Late Show today launches the search for audience members as the date for its live London broadcast is revealed.

The Late Late Show will broadcast live from central London on Friday, October 12th, with a programme that will celebrate the historic ties between the Irish and their nearest neighbours and the contribution of Irish people to Britain.

And the show is looking for hundreds of Irish people in Britain to be part of the audience on the night with applications for tickets now open at The Late Late Show’s website: www.rte.ie/latelate

The studio audience for this very special edition of The Late Late Show will be the biggest since Ryan Tubridy began helming the show ten years ago with up to 1,000 people expected to be there on the night.

Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy said: "For the first time in the ten years I’ve been presenting The Late Late Show, we’re packing our bags and heading to London town. Why? We’re going there because we think it’s time to say ‘no matter what happens with Brexit, we’re always going to be friends, culturally, socially and every way imaginable.’ It’s going to be very big, very exciting and, of course, great fun."

The Late Late Show London Special will reflect the huge impact the Irish have had in Britain and explore the cultural, political, social and economic ties that bind the two islands even as Brexit looms. The stories of those Irish people who took the ferry or a flight to Britain to find success or otherwise will be part of the show.

Ryan Tubridy said: "We have plenty of tickets but they are limited so we want to make sure that the Irish in Britain get their chance to be part of it. If you are part of that community and have a story to tell, we want to hear from you. You might have gone across the Irish Sea to build the underground, or to work as a nurse, or maybe you went to visit friends, found love and never came home. Whatever it is, if you have a bit of Irish in you, you are welcome to join us on the night. It is as simple as that. Go to the website, tell us about yourself. We are celebrating all things Irish in Britain and we want you to be there with us."

Demand for tickets is expected to be high and will be allocated by lottery. Full details of how to apply are available at www.rte.ie/latelate As with all Late Late Shows, you must be over-18 to be part of the audience.

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