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Colin Farrell and Brendan O'Carroll among the guests on The Late Late Show tonight

Ryan Turbidy, host of The Late Late Show

HOLLYWOOD star Colin Farrell and comedian Brendan O'Carroll will be among the guests on tonight's The Late Late Show as it marks the annual St Vincent de Paul appeal.

O'Carroll, star of Mrs Brown's Boys, will be joined by his wife and co-star Jenny Gibney on the RTÉ show, which will highlight the remarkable work of the charity as it prepares to help thousands of families across Ireland to "have a brighter Christmas".

The couple are set to talk to host Ryan Turbidy about their special connection to St Vincent de Paul and their plans for a family Christmas at home in Ireland.

Dublin-born Farrell will also be lending his support to the charity on the show as will Majella O'Donnell.

TikTok sensation magician Joel M will demonstrate some of the festive magic that has helped him amass two billion views and 18 million followers across social media.

Andrea Corr and Rolling Stones musician Ronnie Wood will perform the Elvis classic Blue Christmas, their charity single in support of Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services.

The duo will also talk about their collaboration and there will be more music from singer, Susan O'Neill.

And it's a family affair as father Pat Shortt and daughter Faye will be on the show to talk about their plans for Christmas and an update on their comedy duo act.

Tonight also marks the final show of this year, which over the last 12 months has seen the programme involved in the Taking Care of Business special and a record-breaking Toy Show appeal, which raised €6.6 million for children's charities.

Over the past year, The Late Late Show has also raised €26 million for Irish charities.

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