The line up for the first Late Late Show of 2021

He had a lot of the country cheering on when his distinctive Irish tones appeared on CNN's footage of the attack on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

And fresh from his on-the-spot reporting, Kerry native Donie O'Sullivan (pictured) will be one of the guests on the first Late Late Show of 2021 this Friday night,

Also on the show, Vicky Phelan will be telling viewers about her upcoming trip to the US for an experimental new treatment, and why she is preparing to risk spending six precious months away from her family in her fight to stay alive. Women's health campaigner Vicky will be discussing why she hopes this treatment will give her the time she desperately needs, how the last nine months have helped her re-evaluate life, and why our frontline workers need our support now more than ever.

Ryan will be joined by Paul Reid, the CEO of the Health Service Executive, for an up to the minute assessment of how our health system is coping under the impact of this latest surge in the Coronavirus pandemic and what the coming days and weeks will hold for anyone needing to access healthcare in Ireland.

Dr Colm Henry, the Chief Clinical Officer of the HSE and NPHET member, will join Ryan live in studio to oversee the inoculation of six of Ireland's healthcare workers, against COVID-19 with the approved vaccine. Dr Henry will explain how it works and when you can expect to receive your dose of the vaccine in the coming months.

Wexford Hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald is back on our screens with Ireland's Fittest Family and preparing for upcoming show Davy's Toughest Team, and he joins Ryan to discuss how the past year has changed his perspective on hurling and family. He'll also be discussing why recent events have led him to take a stand against online bullying.

There will be music from Lucia Evans who will give a very special performance alongside the Discovery Gospel Choir.

All of this, plus more, on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One Friday, January 8 at 9.35pm.

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