Monty Python star Eric Idle and The Greatest Showman actress Keala Settle are among the guests on this week’s Late Late Show.

Comedian, actor, writer and musician Idle will talk about being part of one of the most beloved comedy groups of all time and a life that has seen him count everyone from The Beatles and Stones as friends, and why it’s unlikely that the Pythons will be getting back together again.

The Python crew pictured in 2013

Keala Settle stole the show from Hugh Jackman in the hit movie The Greatest Showman as the bearded lady and her performance of This Is Me is one of the biggest songs of the last decade.

She will talk about being thrust into international fame and recording her new album. She’ll also perform the song that’s made her famous. 

Keala Settle 

Four time All-Ireland winner Cora Staunton will be on the couch to chat about scaling the heights of Ladies GAA having started playing for the Mayo Senior team at just 13 years of age, before going on to take eleven All-Star Awards and be the first international draft signing in the Australian Women’s Football League.

Shauntelle Tynan was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at just 16 years old. After eight months of chemo with little success, her mother Leona started the mammoth task of raising €600,000 so Shauntelle could take part in US clinical trials that had the potential to save her life.

In Texas for the last year, she returned to Ireland this week having been declared cancer free. She joins Ryan to share her story. 

Television presenter Hector hEochagáin’s unique travel documentaries have taken him - and the Irish language - all around the world.

Hector hEochagáin

He joins Ryan to chat about taking the road less traveled for his new series, Hector Ó Siberia Go Saigon, which saw him journey from sparsely populated Siberia to the urban sprawl of Saigon, meeting the locals and some of the Irish people who have made their homes in the unlikeliest of places.

Irishman Diarmuid Gavin has been shaking up the world of traditional British gardens since breaking onto the scene in the mid-90s but after Sky Gardens and Willy Wonka Lollipops, he’s going back to basics with his new project.

He’ll be chatting about why millennials are mad about cacti, how he overcame his crippling shyness and the highly unusual way his late father made sure everyone knew he had made it.

Plus music from Irish roots band The Whileaways.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, October 19th at 9.35pm. Tune in tonight for your chance to win an amazing prize!

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