Funnyman Tommy Tiernan is back for the third series of his chatshow which sees him interview guests without any preparation or knowledge regarding who they might be.

He’s a master of improvisation and quick thinking on his feet, and Tommy Tiernan returns to fly by the seat of his pants with a host of interviewees that both he and his live audience have been kept in the dark on.Running over eight weeks on Saturday nights on RTÉ One, Tommy will be faced with a plethora of faces, and he may or very well may not have a clue as to who they are when he welcomes them to the stage. It’s a format where preparation really is is anything but key.

Previous series have produced many water-cooler moments including memorable chats with Aslan frontman Christy Dignam,rugby referee Nigel Owens and comedian Ruby Wax.

Audiences and critics alike were impressed by the previous two series of the show, the first of which was first broadcast in 2017 with Vogue Williams, AP McCoy and Russell Howard among Tommy’s interviewees. In 2018, Hollywood starlet Fionnuala O’Flanagan, former Munster and Ireland second-row Donncha O’Callaghan, and actress and writer Sharon Horgan were among the guests.

Speaking ahead of the return of theshow, Tommy Tiernan said: "The chat show is unusual in the way that it creates a space where anything can happen and I feel very lucky to be in the hands of such wonderful researchers who really are the people that put the whole thing together. I just turn up and talk, they’re the ones who curate it. The guests as well show a remarkable amount of generosity in agreeing to do it with me because its a conversation without a safety net."