One anchorman comes face to face with another on tonight's Late Late Show, as Will Ferrell meets RTÉ News' Bryan Dobson.

During a pre-recorded interview for The Late Late Show on Monday, host Ryan Tubridy introduced Dobson, who was sitting in the audience, to Ferrell and his Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues co-stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner.

The cast chatted to the RTÉ News: Six One presenter about news reading, egos and how stimulating he finds live television. At one stage he received a standing ovation from all four actors and the host.

You can watch the encounter in full at 9:35pm on RTÉ One.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens in cinemas on Wednesday, December 18.

You can watch RTÉ TEN's Laura Delaney's interviews with the stars of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues at the comedy's Irish premiere by clicking the link below or above on your left.

Ryan Tubridy, Will Ferrell and Steve Carell

Ryan Tubridy interviews The Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues cast

Bryan Dobson watches on in the audience

A standing ovation for Bryan Dobson