Louis Walsh hopes for Boyzone repeat on Late Late Show

Louis Walsh is once again bringing a new group of boys to The Late Late Show as he seeks to recreate Boyzone’s debut on the Irish talk show with his new band.

Next in Line will join Ryan Tubridy on this week’s edition of Late Late as Louis returns to his happy hunting ground.

In 1993, Louis brought the unknown Boyzone on the Late Late Show in a moment that is still talked about to this day.

Louis Walsh is bringing a new boy band to the Late Late Show again this week. Photo: Twitter.

Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham introduced themselves, along with Dickie Rock’s son Richie and Mark Walton, to Gay Byrne and the Irish public with an unforgettable routine.

In what could only be described as one of Irish TV’s weirdest moments, the awkward dance moves and bizarre outfits put Boyzone on the map.

Louis hopes that Next in line are…the next to become Ireland’s new musical sensations and avoid joining its list of acts that haven’t quite made it to the big time.

Boyzone made its television debut in the late 90s. Photo: RTE.

Elsewhere in the series, Succession star Brian Cox will be in the studio to discuss how he came to be one of television’s greatest actors when he entered his 70s.

Teasing the appearance, Ryan said, “If you’ve watched Succession, you’ll know it’s a masterpiece.” Brian Cox, who plays Logan Roy, the great authoritarian patriarch, will join us this Friday live in the studio. We spoke to him on the phone from Manhattan during COVID, but meeting him..

“I’m so excited to see him in the flesh. He was the original Hannibal Lector before Anthony Hopkins, I’m going to review that this week… He’s a gentleman, a Scotsman and a proud Republican. It will be very very interesting to talk to him. What an actor.

Brian Cox will talk about Succession with Ryan Tubridy. Photo: HBO.

Former Spice Girl Melanie C will appear to talk about her decision to release her new autobiography, Who I Am, and what it was like to be part of one of the biggest bands of the 90s.

Singer-songwriter Paul Brady will look back on a career that saw him perform with Tina Turner to Irish audiences, teach Bob Dylan to play ‘The Lakes of Ponchartrain’ and find success after going broke .

Tommy Gorman will tell Ryan what his broadcast was like over 40 years, in a career that saw him work as RTE’s northern editor.

Sports fans can expect to hear from Ciara Mageean fresh from winning a silver medal at the European Athletics Championships this summer.

The Late Late Show airs Fridays at 9:30 p.m. on RTE One and RTE Player.