This Friday's Late Late Show looks set to be a busy one with singer Paloma Faith, rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and contestants from Dancing with the Stars making an appearance on the couch.

Singer-songwriter Paloma Faith, who released her fourth studio album The Architect last November, will be joining Ryan Tubridy to chat about her chart-topping career in music and her upcoming tour, which will bring her to Dublin and Belfast in March.

Award winning singer-songwriter Paloma Faith for Late Late Show

Also on the show, rugby great Brian O'Driscoll will be talking to Ryan about Ireland's chances in this year's Six Nations, which kicks off on Saturday as the Irish team faces off against the French team in Paris. O'Driscoll will also be reflecting on the highs and lows of his career and we'll find out what life is like now he has hung up his boots. 

O'Driscoll will also be joined by Michaela Morley, a young fan who captured the hearts of the nation when she struggled to contain her excitement after meeting O'Driscoll. The two will chat about the charity work being done at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

Dancing with the Stars rivals Bernard O'Shea and Anna Geary will be heading for the Late Late couch, along with two of the show's professional dancers Karen Byrne and Ryan McShane, as they prepare for the competition to heat up this Sunday.

2fm's Bernard O'Shea appearing on Late Late to chat about DWTS

Also on Friday night's edition, Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson will be in the studio to chat about reviving the Tony award winning play ART at the Gaiety Theatre.

And with stress and anxiety on the rise in Ireland, journalist Jennifer O’Connell and neuroscientist Professor Ian Robertson will launch a groundbreaking new countrywide research project aimed at getting a unique insight into the well-being of the nation.

Plus, live music from De Danann and River Matthews.

Watch The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, February 2nd at 9.35pm.