Former One Direction member and now solo star Niall Horan arrived at RTÉ studios in Dublin on Friday afternoon for the Late Late Show where Ryan Tubridy presented him with a hamper of Irish goodies.

Tubridy and Niall. Picture credit: Andreas Poveda Photography

Fans of Niall, who releases his second solo album in March, started gathering at RTÉ from early in the morning, with over 200 sitting in the audience to watch him sing his recent single Nice to Meet Ya this afternoon.

Also on Friday night's show, Ryan and the team pay tribute to the patients, families and staff at CHI at Crumlin in Dublin. Plus Derry Girls actress Siobhán McSweeney drop by for a chat.

The CHI treats tens of thousands of children from all over Ireland every year as emergency, inpatient and outpatient attendees.

Joining Ryan in studio will be Sophie Barnes Aabo from November's Late Late Toy Show, who brought the nation to tears speaking about her brother Cian, who is receiving treatment at the children's hospital.

Munster rugby player Billy Holland and his wife Lanlih will also be on the show to speak about the tireless work of Crumlin's medical teams when it came to treating to their baby daughter Emmeline at the hospital.

Niall performing Nice to Meet Ya on Friday night's Late Late. Picture credit: Andreas Poveda Photography

Derry Girls actress McSweeney, who plays cynical nun, Sister Michael, will also be joining Ryan to discuss her starring role in one of the most popular comedy series to hit television screens in recent years. 

Sarah Corbett Lynch and her aunt Tracey Corbett Lynch will talk about the tragic loss of Sarah's father and Tracey's brother, Jason, and how, at just 13 years old, Sarah has penned her first book aimed at helping young people coping with grief. 

Plus, singer Aoife Scott will give a special musical performance of Dublin Saunter.

The Late Late Show, Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm

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