The Late Late Show returns to RTÉ One on Friday to start its 56th season and the line-up for the opening show includes band of the moment Picture This, hurling legend Henry Shefflin and outspoken obesity expert Dr Eva Orsmond.

It's September which means longer, cosier Friday nights in and The Late Late Show back on the box.

Setting the tone for the series, there's a real mix of guests rocking up to RTÉ this Friday to chat with Ryan Tubridy - expect everything from music and sport to health and the price of meat.

Ryan Hennessy and Jimmy Rainsford from Picture This

Kildare band Picture This  will perform on the show and lead singer Ryan Hennessy and drummer Jimmy Rainsford will chat with Tubridy about their whirlwind rise to fame. The lads recently spoke to RTÉ Entertainment about their shock at selling out two nights in the 3Arena this November.

 "To be playing the 3Arena is not something we really expected, we were always confident in ourselves and in the band and in the music, but we didn't think we'd ever get to the 3Arena this quickly." Hennessy said.

Henry Shefflin with his RTÉ Sport Award in 2015

Ahead of Sunday's All-Ireland Hurling Final between Galway and Waterford, Ryan Tubridy will be talking to someone who knows all about what it takes to win the title.

Former Kilkenny player and all-round hurling legend Henry Shefflin will reveal who he fancies for the Liam MacCarthy Cup, and he’ll be joined on the couch by his wife Deirdre Shefflin to chat about life outside sport.

They’ll also open up, for the first time, about son Henry Junior’s progress following a terrible lawnmower accident last summer.

Also on the show is Megan Halvey-Ryan who, when she last chatted with Tubridy, had been waiting 18 months for surgery to correct a double curvature on her spine. Her appearance on The Late Late Show provoked a national outcry.

Megan has now had her surgery and she joins Tubridy alongside her mother Sharon to fill viewers in on her recovery.

Known for her no-nonsense attitude when it comes to obesity, Dr Eva Orsmond had an eye-opening experience of poverty in Ireland when filming her new documentary Ireland’s Health Divide.

On The Late Late Show she’ll be telling viewers why where someone is born and raised has a massive impact on how long you live.

There will also be music from The Waterboys, and Ireland's most expensive lamb will pay Tubridy a visit - we don't know what they will talking about!

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday at 9.35pm