Hollywood actor and Ballymena man Liam Neeson has joined the line-up for this Friday's Late Late Show.

The Oscar-nominated star joins previously announced guest Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, on the upcoming show.

Neeson will be chatting to Ryan Tubridy about his new film The Commuter and why he's still loving his hard man, action film persona at the age of 65.

Vera Farmiga and Liam Neeson in The Commuter

Today presenter Maura Derrane, Snapchat star James Kavanagh and former Irish international footballer Stephen Hunt will also appear on the show to chat about the things they'd like to bin as 2018 gets underway.

Also on the show, Deborah Somorin will be talking about triumphing over adversity as she went from homelessness at 13-years-old and living in emergency accommodation to working for accountancy firm PwC and preparing to qualify as a chartered accountant next year.

Plus music from The Academic and country star Charlie Landsborough.

Watch The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, January 12 at 9.35pm.