Direct from Ballydung Manor, Podge & Rodge and co-host Doireann Garrihy have announced the guests for the first episode in the new series of The Podge & Rodge Show on RTÉ2 on Monday night.

The mischief makers will be joined by Dancing with the Stars' Erin McGregor and Made in Chelsea's Josh 'JP' Patterson, with music on the night from Le Galaxie.

"We didn't think telly was still a thing, but it must be, because we're back!" said Podge and Rodge. "With the Donald in the White House, and Brexit Britain in the dog house, how could we feckin' stay away? 

"Our new co-host is Doireann Garrihy, social influenza, which sounds contagious! So come and catch a dose of The Podge & Rodge Show on Monday night!"

"We didn't think telly was still a thing, but it must be, because we're back!"

"Podge & Rodge were dressed as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un when I auditioned for the show," recounted Garrihy. "So who knows what madness they have in store - they'll definitely keep me on my toes! 

"The lads have such a loyal fan-base, who I'm sure will tune in to see what they have up their sleeves this time 'round. But I'm also excited for a new, younger audience to see the craic they were missing out on eight years ago!"

"Who knows what madness they have in store - they'll definitely keep me on my toes!"

The new season of The Podge & Rodge Show begins on Monday, October 22, on RTÉ2 at 10:40pm. 

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