The Late Late has launched the search for audience members for next month's eagerly-awaited London show, which will celebrate the impact of the Irish in Britain, and the ties that bind us together.

The show will be broadcast live from central London on Friday October 12, with applications for the ticket lottery now open at www.rte.ie/latelate and 1,000 people expected to be in the audience on the night. 

"For the first time in the ten years I've been presenting The Late Late Show, we're packing our bags and heading to London town," said host Tubridy. 

"Why? We're going there because we think it's time to say, 'No matter what happens with Brexit, we're always going to be friends, culturally, socially and every way imaginable'. It's going to be very big, very exciting and, of course, great fun.

"We are celebrating all things Irish in Britain and we want you to be there with us"

"We have plenty of tickets but they are limited so we want to make sure that the Irish in Britain get their chance to be part of it."

Tubridy added that he wants to hear from people with a story to tell.

"You might have gone across the Irish Sea to build the Underground, or to work as a nurse, or maybe you went to visit friends, found love and never came home," he explained. 

"Whatever it is, if you have a bit of Irish in you, you are welcome to join us on the night. It is as simple as that. 

"Go to the website, tell us about yourself. We are celebrating all things Irish in Britain and we want you to be there with us."

The Late Late Show returns to RTÉ One this Friday, September 7, at 9:35pm.