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# The Late Late Show

Last month
May 2023
# the explainer
The Explainer: What's behind Ireland's love affair with the Late Late?
Mark O’Brien, head of DCU’s School of Communications and associate professor in journalism history, and Kirsty Blake Knox, writer with the Irish Independent, delve into the show’s history, examine its enduring popularity, and ask what its new presenter must do to keep it going strong.
# The Late Late Show
Media history expert says The Late Late Show needs to 'bring back its unpredictability'
The professor said if the show returned to the unpredictable format, it would bring back the energy of the show and “make it lively”.
# Ryan Tubridy
The good, the bad and the Tubridy: A look back at Tubs' tenure as Late Late Show host
Ryan Tubridy was stronger when interviewing forces far less powerful than he.
# Your Say
Poll: Who's been the best Late Late Show host so far?
Is it Gay, Pat or Ryan?
# Passing the torch
‘He’ll do a great Toy Show’: Ryan Tubridy says Kielty has the ‘chops’ for The Late Late Show
‘So I just think that the show is going to be in really safe hands,’ Tubridy said on his radio show this morning.
# Late Late Show
Patrick Kielty announced as new host of The Late Late Show
Kielty currently hosts a morning show on BBC Radio’s 5Live.
# Profile
Who is Patrick Kielty, the prospective new host of the Late Late Show?
The Co Down comedian is expected to become the fourth host of the long-running chat show.
# Late Late Show
'A good guy': Marty Whelan weighs in on talk that Patrick Kielty is ‘done deal’ for Late Late gig
Paddy Power last night suspended betting on its next Late Late Show host market following a string of bets on Kielty.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you care who takes over as host of the Late Late Show?
Who will be the new Tubs?
# The Late Late Show
Claire Byrne pulls out of running to become new Late Late host
The broadcaster has taken herself off the station’s shortlist, citing the fact that she is a mother of three and is dedicated to her daily radio programme.
This year
# Ryan Tubridy
'We'll have a look at what's next, who's next': RTÉ director-general on The Late Late's future
Ryan Tubridy will present his final Late Late Show on Friday 26 May on RTÉ One.
Ryan Tubridy is leaving The Late Late Show and will present his final show on 26 May
RTÉ has not yet made any decision regarding the next presenter, but said an announcement will be made later in the summer.
# The Late Late Show
Rogers the hero as Derry stay unbeaten with league win over Dublin
Rory Gallagher’s side came from five points down at half-time.
# eurovision song contenst
John Lydon speaks on 'heart-wrenching' Eurovision bid song about wife Nora, who has Alzheimer's
The former Sex Pistols front man said that he cried his eyes out when he wrote the song.
Last year
# The Late Late Show
Charlie Bird Climb and Vicky Phelan tributes: Memorable moments from this year’s Late Late Show
There were many poignant moments to choose from this year.
# The Late Late Show
Ulster survive remarkable Connacht comeback to end disastrous December
A 14-point lead after 78 minutes was whittled back in the dying moments as Connacht sprung to life in a dramatic finish.
# pj gallagher
'I had people fighting for me': PJ Gallagher opens up about his experience with mental illness
The actor and comedian spent several months in hospital last year after experiencing debilitating anxiety.
# Tubs
'It won't be today or tomorrow': Ryan Tubridy suggests he has no plans to leave the Late Late
Tubridy said he knows his time in the hot seat is finite.
# Drama At The Death
Incredible scenes as Ireland snatch last-gasp victory to end Six Nations on a high
Enya Breen was the late hero against Scotland at Kingspan Stadium.
All time
# The Late Late Show
'I don't fully understand it': Andrew McGinley on decision to drop him from Late Late Show
Andrew was to launch two charity projects in memory of his children last month on the RTÉ entertainment show.
# surprise appointment
Davy Fitzgerald confirms he thought he had the Galway job
“Maybe I thought I was going to go at one stage,” the Clareman told the Late Late Show.
# Up All Night
Late Late Show to mark Bob Geldof's 70th birthday in tribute episode
Presidents Michael D. Higgins and Mary Robinson are set to wish Geldof a happy birthday.
# virtual hug
'Your message gives me strength': Joe Biden sends personal letter to Adam King
Six-year-old Adam King shared the letter on the Late Late Show tonight.
# sofa watch
Sofa Watch: Irish Olympic hopefuls join Ryan as the Late Late wraps up for the summer
All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.
# Ballymurphy Massacre
'It has taken 50 years for the truth to come out': Ballymurphy families speak out on tragedy after coroner court verdict
Carmel Quinn spoke about her experience after the massacre took place and the 50 years it took for families to be vindicated.
# The Late Late Show
Mbappe scores twice and Icardi the late hero as PSG win in thrilling finish in Ligue 1
PSG are now a point behind league leaders Lille.
# Speaking out
'There's pages and pages of abuse' - Fitzgerald on online trolling aimed at himself and father
The Wexford boss was speaking on The Late Late Show.
# friday nights in
A look back at some of the best Late Late Show interviews of the year
Many of the most memorable interviews covered the impact the Covid-19 pandemic was having on people’s lives.
# Outfoxed
More late drama as Barkley's injury-time winner lifts Villa into second and downs Leicester
Dean Smith’s side continued their perfect start to the season as they took all three points at the King Power Stadium.
# The Late Late Show
Incredible drama as late goal gives Kiladangan first Tipp senior title after extra-time thriller
Bryan McLoughney’s goal clinched a 1-28 to 3-20 success over Loughmore-Castleiney after extra-time in Thurles.
# Friday Feeling
Late Late Show promises a 'slice of magic' in place of cancelled Electric Picnic as show returns for new season
The Late Late Show returns this week for its 59th season.
# the toy man
Ryan Tubridy issues earlier-than-usual callout for Late Late Toy Show participants
The show, usually an annual TV highlight, will likely be forced to adapt – like so many others – to the pandemic era.
# at the death
Ireland's McGoldrick on target but Arsenal strike late to seal FA Cup semi-final spot
The Gunners scraped through thanks to Dani Ceballos’ injury-time winner.
# Chat Shows
Sofa Watch: Swap Ryan and Graham for Daniel O'Donnell at home?
All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.
# Fundraising
Over €1.1 million raised for St Vincent de Paul since last Friday's Late Late Show
Daniel and Majella O’Donnell gave their support for the charity on last week’s show.
# Coronavirus
'I'll never forget the pain of it': Christy Dignam on family's heartache following dad's death from Covid-19
Christopher Dignam Senior, who was in his late 80s, passed away earlier this month.
# What's on?
Sofa Watch: Michael Bublé joins Ryan, Graham has some Normal People on
The best clips from the US late night shows, and the low-down on the Late Late and Graham lineups.
# let's chat
Sofa Watch: Louis chats to Graham and Leo's live on the Late Late
The best clips from the US late night shows, and the low-down on the Late Late and Graham lineups.
# Friday Night Lights
A step-by-step demo of being tested for coronavirus - and Daniel O'Donnell: Tomorrow's Late Late line-up announced
It’ll be another coronavirus-themed Late Late tomorrow night.
# The Late Late Show
Last-gasp Gailltír goal seals All-Ireland crown after 2019 loss and breaks St Rynagh's hearts
Úna Jackman was the hero of the hour for the Waterford side.