RTÉ News' Caitriona Perry and Keelin Shanley, who will be taking over as anchors of the Six One News in the New Year, will be among the guests on Friday night's Late Late Show

During the show, host Ryan Tubridy will be hearing from Perry and Shanley about their new presenting roles, with returning Washington Correspondent Perry also set to discuss the first year of Donald Trump's presidency and the now-infamous incident when the US President singled her out while he was on the phone to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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Former Dublin full forward Jason Sherlock will be discussing his new memoir, Jayo, growing up mixed race in Ireland and the tragedy of his father's violent death.

Jason Sherlock

The Rubberbandits' Blindboy Boatclub will also be in studio to talk about his new book of short stories, 
The Gospel According to Blindboy, and the issues facing Irish society. 

Blindboy Boatclub

For the time of year that's in it, The Late Late will welcome spider expert Collie Ennis "and some of his furry friends" and there will be music from Declan O'Rourke and Martin Hayes. 

Declan O'Rourke

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

RTÉ's Six One News was trending on Twitter on Thursday following the announcement that Caitriona Perry and Keelin Shanley would be presenting the programme from next year.

Perry and Shanley are replacing Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin as the presenting duo of the Six One from January 2018.

Online commentators have been overwhelmingly positive in praising the newly appointed anchors, saying they're "top broadcasters", "really terrific journalists" and that there are "no two people more qualified". 

Shanley currently presents News at One on RTÉ Radio 1 and Crimecall on RTÉ One, while Perry is returning to Ireland from the US having been RTÉ's Washington Correspondent since 2014.

Meanwhile, the exiting Six One presenters Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin are moving to new presenting roles within the RTÉ newsroom.

Ní Bheoláin will present the Nine O'Clock News on rotation with Eileen Dunne, and remain as a presenter of Leaders' Questions. She will also be the new presenter of Crimecall on RTÉ One, while Dobson joins the Morning Ireland team on-air from November 1.

Bryan Dobson surprised on his final Six One News

Dobson was surprised on his final Six One News by a clip compilation to mark his 21 years with the programme.