Following last week’s Late Late Show, in which host Ryan Tubridy presented the show without a live studio audience, this Friday’s line-up has been announced.

As Ireland continues to adapt to new ways of living with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Ryan will hear from those leading Ireland’s courageous and fearless frontline emergency services who have been working tirelessly at the coal face. 

Stephen Fry

As testing centres are rolled out across the country, The Late Late Show will take viewers through a step-by-step demonstration of what is involved when being tested for Coronavirus.

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue, will be in studio to answer questions submitted by viewers worried about the great financial uncertainties brought on by the Coronavirus crisis.

Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, Tony Holohan, will also be brining the latest updates for viewers.

Through all the current uncertainty, life goes on. Ryan will speak to Munster rugby player Billy Holland and his wife Lanlih, who will speak from their home in Cork and introduce their newborn baby son Matthew to the world. 

Following their appeal on The Late Late Show in January, viewers raised nearly €700,000 in memory of Billy and Lanlih’s daughter, Emmeline. 

Also speaking to Ryan on Friday night from locations across the world, are Stephen Fry, Daniel and Majella O’Donnell, musician Sharon Corr, and restaurateurs Derry and Sallyanne Clarke, in what promises to be an unprecedented live broadcast of the Late Late Show.

The Late Late Show, Friday, March 20, RTÉ One, 9.35pm.