Kathryn Thomas, contestants from the new series of First Dates Ireland and Hermitage Green are among the guests on this week's Late Late Show.

Thomas, who is planning her wedding to restaurateur Padraig McLoughlin and also preparing for the arrival of their first baby this spring, will be chatting to Tubridy about her big plans for 2018. 

The Carlow native will also be filling viewers in on the eleventh series of Operation Transformation and sharing details about this year's leaders.

Kathryn Thomas will be talking about the arrival of her first baby and wedding plans 

Tubs will be meeting some of the daters hoping to find love on the brand new series of First Dates Ireland. He’ll be finding out how serendipity struck with one couple; why Cupid’s arrow missed the mark entirely for another; and catching up with one of the couples who met on the show and are still very much in love.

Valerie Cox will be chatting to Tubridy about her husband's recent health scare

Broadcaster Valerie Cox will join Ryan to talk about the frightening experience of her husband’s recent health scare after he lapsed into a coma when he was struck down with herpes viral encephalitis. 

Plus music from Patrick Feeney and Hermitage Green and lots more...

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, January 5th at 9.35pm.