Daniel O’Donnell has been confirmed in this week’s line-up for the The Late Late Show.

The Donegal star will be joining Ryan Tubridy for a chat about his return to the spotlight and he’ll be taking to the stage to sing.

Daniel had taken a well-earned 18-month break from touring, but he is back where he belongs and performing in front of adoring crowds across the country.

We’ll be hearing about how he got over his nerves as he prepared to take to the stage again, filming his RTÉ Christmas special and travelling around Ireland with wife Majella again for another series of their B&B Road trip.  


Also in this week’s Late Late line-up are TV presenter Angela Scanlon who spent the autumn marshalling the Robot Wars and now she’s getting ready to go nightly on the BBC’s The One Show. She’ll be sharing the secret of her UK success.

Crime correspondent Paul Williams will be tracing the origins of gangland warfare in Dublin and talking about recent violence in the city.

Comedian John Bishop will join Ryan to chat about how it was Ireland that gave him his first big break in television with appearances on The Panel and The Late Late Show. As he prepares to turn 50, he’ll be telling viewers about life now that his kids have flown the nest.

Three well-known men who survived prostate cancer will be sharing their stories: rugby player Tony Ward, GAA manager Sean Boylan and newsreader Michael Murphy join the show as the Marie Keating Foundation launches a new exhibition aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer. They’ll be sharing their personal stories of their, sometimes harrowing, battle against cancer and telling us why men need to get wise about their health and get themselves checked.

Plus, Johanne Powell, who has been caring for her profoundly disabled daughter for 32 years tells her story. She will be looking back on an interview in which she admitted that she wants her life back and will be talking about why she feels she is at the end of her tether what needs to happen for herself and husband Alan to get their lives back while their daughter Siobhan gets the care that she needs.

As well as Daniel, music on the night will be coming from Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James.