Charlie Bird with his army of volunteer climbers, Leitrim's Seamus O'Rourke, comedian Jason Byrne, Bosco and the music of the Beatles on this Friday night’s Late Late Show.

RTÉ stalwart Charlie Bird has been candid about his recent Motor Neuron Disease diagnosis, and tomorrow evening, Charlie will be back in studio, with Ryan Tubridy and a cast of willing volunteers to launch the inaugural Climb with Charlie event.

Charlie Bird with his wife Claire Mould on The Late Late Show in December 2021

Charlie, along with Vicky Phelan, hopes to inspire thousands of Irish people to climb Croagh Patrick and other peaks around the country (and across the world!) on 2 April this year.

Find out all the details about how you can get ready for the challenge in the twelve weeks between now and then and how to register for the Croagh Patrick event this Friday night.

Charlie and Vicky will be joined by Mary McAleese, Davy Fitzgerald, Baz Ashmawy, Joanna Donnelly, Dr Harry Barry, Dermot Bannon, Karl Henry and many, many more who are throwing their full support behind the epic climb.

Leitrim actor and writer Seamus O'Rourke will give his inimitable take on "New Year, new you", while comedian Jason Byrne will share his trials and tribulations of the last year.

There will also be music from Niamh Farrell and Somebody's Child who will be performing some classic Beatles tracks.

Bosco will make an appearance on The Late Late Show this Friday

With special permission to stay up past his bedtime, Bosco will also be popping up for a chat with Tubs.

Don't miss the first Late Late Show of 2022, Friday, 9.35pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

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