Ray D'Arcy has teased that Hozier's performance on RTÉ Does Comic Relief on Friday, June 26 will be "something spectacular".

The singer is among an all-star line-up on RTÉ One on June 26 at 8:00pm that will see the cream of Irish comedy and entertainment getting together to raise a laugh, as well as much-needed funds for the Irish charity sector.

Speaking on his RTÉ Radio 1 programme on Wednesday after playing Hozier's Nina Cried Power, D'Arcy said: "There are rumours going around the campus here in RTÉ that there's a big thing planned with Hozier on the night of the Comic Relief thing. I don't know any more about it than that, but he's involved and it's something spectacular, I heard whispered in the canteen that doesn't have any people in it!"

D'Arcy will be reunited with his old Den pals Zig and Zag and Dustin the Turkey for the big show on Friday week.

The gang will be back together

"Of course, The Den is back together," he said. "I've mentioned it every day, just very briefly, but if you have a Den story, particularly if you're a doctor or a nurse or a frontline worker and you were on The Den years ago on Talent on the Telly or Smile of the Week or whatever, we'd love to hear from you - ray@rte.ie."

The gang will be joining a cast that also includes Dara Ó Briain, Amy Huberman, Chris O'Dowd, Jason Byrne, Normal People's Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, Andrew Scott, Nathan Carter, Niall Horan, Paul Howard, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Soulé, Lenny Abrahamson, Christy Moore, the stars of Derry Girls and many more. The show will be hosted by Deirdre O'Kane, Nicky Byrne, Jennifer Zamparelli and Eoghan McDermott. 

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