Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy

Guest line-up announced for first Late Late Show of 2022

RTE's Late Late Show will mark its 60th anniversary this year. The programme returns to our screens tomorrow (Friday) night and this week's guest line-up has now been revealed.

On the show will be Charlie Bird and his army of volunteer climbers, Leitrim's Seamus O’Rourke, comedian Jason Byrne, Bosco, and the music of the Beatles.

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

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 April 2 next.

The Late Late will have 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. Viewers will hear from Charlie, Vicky, 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, beloved by Late Late Show audiences, will be providing his inimitable take on "new year, new you", while comedian Jason Byrne will be giving us a laugh through his trials and tribulations of the last year.

The show will also air the magnificent music of the Beatles , with stunning performances by Niamh Farrell and Somebody's Child.

The Late Late Show airs on Friday night, at 9.35pm, on RTÉ One.