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Ireland's Olympic heroes to appear on Late, Late Show

Gold medallist Kellie Harrington
Marie Louise McConville

OLYMPIC boxing gold medallist Kellie Harrington will appear on RTE's Late, Late Show tomorrow to discuss her triumphant win in Tokyo.

The 31-year-old Dublin fighter will be joined by Paul O'Donovan, Fintan McCarthy, Aidan Walsh, Afric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh, and Emily Hegarty who each did Ireland proud at the games last month.

The athletes will chat to host Ryan Turbidy about what they have been getting up to since they arrived back from Japan and the heroes welcome they received.

Also appearing on tomorrow night's show is Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud, who was just 15 when his mother, Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered while on holiday in Ireland, two days before Christmas in 1996.

In a special musical tribute, Eileen O'Riordan will remember her daughter, Dolores, lead vocalist with The Cranberries, on what would have been her fiftieth birthday.

Eileen will be joined by Fergal Lawler from The Cranberries who will chat about his life on the road and in the studio with his friend Dolores.

Culture Club icon Boy George will be live in-studio to talk about his incredible career while The Script will be performing their new single.

Ryan Turbidy said he was looking forward to welcoming back a live audience, the first since March 2020.

"This will be a Late Late season like no other as we move into the light and towards a new run of Friday nights," he said.

"I'm particularly looking forward to reuniting with the audience who I have missed so much.

"My advice to viewers is to put the kettle on, chill the wine and order in. Leave the rest to us."

The Late Late Show is on RTE One tomorrow at 9.35pm

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