Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy has said he is delighted to have his first show under his belt.

Speaking about his Late Late debut he said: "It’s great to have the first show under my belt and I have been delighted with all the positive feedback that we received."

He added: "We have another strong show lined-up for this week. I don’t want to give too much away but I can say that Jermaine Jackson is flying into Dublin especially to join us.

"I think all of us were shocked by Michael Jackson's sudden death. Having grown-up listening to the Jacksons – I was always fascinated by Michael’s life-story, having enjoyed so much fame and success at a young age, he seemed unable to deal with all the fame as he got older."

Speaking about the late singer's older brother, Tubridy said: "I want to talk to Jermaine about Michael’s problems and how his death has affected the Jackson family as a whole."