Mrs Browns Boys star Rory Cowan will be appearing on this Saturday's Ray D'Arcy Show to chat about replacing Al Porter in this Christmas' Olympia Theatre panto.

Last week, the actor was announced to be stepping into the leading role in Polly and the Beanstalk following allegations of inappropriate behaviour that were made against Al Porter which were published online and in some newspapers.

Cowan will giving his thoughts on recent events, talking about what he's doing for Christmas and tell Ray how he's feeling about getting back on stage in the panto.

Patrick Bergin to chat about starring in EastEnders

Irish actor Patrick Bergin, who made his debut on EastEnders this week as charismatic villain Aidan, will also be appearing on the show to chat about what it's like starring alongside Albert Square stalwarts Phil Mitchell and Dot Cotton. The Sleeping with the Enemy star will also be performing a self-penned tune alongside his good friend Eleanor Shanley.

Also on the show, Trevor Deely's brother Mark and sister Michele will join Ray to talk about how his disappearance on December 8, 2000 has turned their lives into a nightmare as they try desperately to find out what happened to him. 

Watch The Ray D'Arcy Show on Saturday December 2 at 9.55pm on RTÉ One.