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The Late Late Show is back this Friday 2 Sep on RTÉ

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Live Irish Friday nights are back with a jig as Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Pat Spillane, Tolü Mackay lead a stellar line-up for this week’s series return of The Late Late Show 

To Whom it Concerns, Friday nights are back as host Ryan Tubridy returns for his 14th year at the helm of the world’s longest-running live chat show this Friday 2nd September, 9:35 pm.  Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley will join Ryan this Friday to talk about his debut feature film Blackbird, which he has written, directed and stars in. Michael will talk about how his mother encouraged him to pursue acting and his excitement at finally seeing his movie hit the big screen.   Ryan will chat with Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu live in studio about dominating this year’s villa, why Davide is her type on paper, whether she might find herself heading back to the villa in a different role and how she found herself representing Ireland at an international beauty contest.   After 30 years on our summer television screens, Pat Spillane has called it a day as a Sunday Game analyst. He will speak with Ryan about his decision, what he plans to do next and that emotional tribute to his father that captured the hearts of the nation.  Plus, we will have music from Tolü Mackay for a very special performance of Mercy Mercy Me including music from The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a few other surprises on the night that is not to be missed.  Ryan said: “I am absolutely delighted to be back in the hot seat this Friday night and we are back with a bang! Friday night promises a great, fun and fascinating array of guests. Where else would you want to be? Put the kettle on, or pour yourself a glass. It’s Friday, it’s The Late Late Show and we’re open for business!”