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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will be a guest on RTÉ's The Late Late Show

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Picture by Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Photo
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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will appear on The Late, Late Show tomorrow night.

Spicer, who was lampooned by Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live, was US Preisdent Donald Trump's press secretary for six months and in his early days in the job drew criticism for claiming Trump's inauguration had drawn "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period".

RTÉ says Spicer will explain why he still believes he was right to make the claim and reiterate his support for the president who he believes will serve a second term.

Spicer, who has often spoken about his Irish roots, is also expected to share his thoughts on Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury. Spicer resigned from his position in July and in September parodied himself at the Emmys by wheeling a podium onto the stage and telling guests: “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys. Period. Both in person and around the world.”

Late Late host Ryan Tubridy said Trump’s presidency "is one of the most fascinating and extraordinary things to happen in our lifetime" and that Spicer had had "a front row seat".

"I am really looking forward to getting his firsthand account of what it was like to be there in that White House with the world’s media watching and his insights into what’s really going on in Trumpland."

The show will be broadcast at 9.35pm on Friday January 12 on RTE One.

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