The line-up for the first Late Late Show of the new season has been announced, with Ireland's Olympic heroes and The Script among the guests.

Ryan Tubridy is back as the Late Late looks forward to its 60th birthday - and its first studio audience in 18 months.

Kellie Harrington

The presenter will welcome Ireland's Olympic heroes, including Kellie Harrington, Paul O'Donovan, Fintan McCarthy, Aidan Walsh, Afric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty, to the Late Late studio. They will chat about what they have been getting up to since they arrived back from Tokyo and the heroes' welcome they received.

The Script will perform their new single I Want It All from their forthcoming greatest hits collection Tales from The Script and tell viewers why they're so excited to get back on the road with a new tour.

The Script

Sophie Toscan du Plantier's son, Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud, will talk about the impact his mother's brutal murder has had on his life and why he still visits the home where his mother was murdered.

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud

Culture Club icon Boy George will be live in-studio to talk about his incredible career in music and his special connection to Ireland.

Boy George

In a special musical tribute, Eileen O'Riordan remembers her beloved daughter Dolores on what would have been her 50th birthday. She will talk about Dolores' incredible talent and her mischievous nature. Eileen will also be joined by Fergal Lawler from The Cranberries, who will chat about his life on the road and in the studio with his friend, the iconic Dolores O’Riordan.

The Late Late will pay tribute to the late Dolores O'Riordan

Ryan Tubridy will also catch up with CNN journalist and Cahersiveen man Donie O'Sullivan to hear more about his adventures in America's hinterland.

Donie O'Sullivan

"This will be a Late Late season like no other as we move into the light and towards a new run of Friday nights," promised the host.

"I'm particularly looking forward to reuniting with the audience, who I have missed so much. We'll have a few in this week, but hopefully a full house soon.

"My advice to viewers is to put the kettle on, chill the wine and order in. Leave the rest to us!"

The Late Late Show, Fridays, RTÉ One, 9:35pm

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