Bernard O’Shea will offer up his experience of his mid-life crisis in the form “manopause”, while chef Donal Skehan will also chat about his recent return to Ireland and keeping anxiety at bay. After ITV presenter Philip Schofield made headlines in February when he made the decision to come out, he will speak with Mr Tubridy about what prompted him to first speak about his sexuality on his morning breakfast show. Singer Daniel O’Donnell will join host Ryan Tubridy in studio to speak about the ongoing struggles facing the music industry in Ireland and what can be done to help musicians during this time. Singer Daniel O’Donnell will join host Ryan Tubridy in studio to speak about the ongoing struggles facing the music industry in Ireland and what can be done to help musicians during this time. So, there was no generation in Ireland that didn't know him. There was a serious side to Gay, but entertainment was always at the core of everything he did. Nobody passed any remarks on him, he was left alone to kind of be like one of the locals.". There was one particular Late Late Show that created huge excitement in the O'Donnell home. Stephen Fry calls for Elgin Marbles to be returned to Athens, Trump introduces rapper Lil Pump as ‘Lil Pimp’ at campaign rally, Actor and comedian John Sessions dies, aged 67, Four arrested as cannabis worth €1 million seized, Covid-19 fine system expected to come into force by end of week, Sinn Féin backs referendum on constitutional right to a home. daniel’s new album lands #3 spot in the uk charts; daniel’s new cd releases 23 oct in aussie & nz; daniel back on the road in 2021 – uk tour; hopton … He loved humour, particularly local humour, and he enjoyed the characters in our area.". Mr Schofield will also chat about his early days in children’s television and his friendship with Holly Willoughby. "It was a big coup to have someone of Gay's stature involved in the 'Mary', and he stayed with it for many years, right into the '80s if not further.". We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. More, Unique: Daniel O'Donnell talks to Gay Byrne. Please select all the ways you would like to hear from : You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Campaigner Catherine Corless, known for her work surrounding the deaths of children at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Galway, will give her take on this weeks’ controversy surrounding survivor’s access to Mother and Baby Home records. View the profiles of people named Daniel O Odonnell. And that was definitely one of Gay's strengths. "In the days when we used to meet, Gay was great company. "I suppose it was the same in every home around Ireland in those days, and I'd safely say that the streets and roads around the country were deserted on that night," Daniel says. Her appearance on the show with Gay that night was like Donegal winning an All Ireland. Recalling his own appearance on the Late Late for the first time, Daniel says: "That was huge for me.

We'd call it the 'wee lane'. "All through his illness we were in touch by text. IN his childhood, Daniel O'Donnell remembers how his family would gather around the television in their Donegal cottage to watch The Late Late Show. "I remember Gay giving me advice later on, when I got my own show on RTE. Social media fraudsters have set up a fake account impersonating the singing star on Instagram targeting Daniel’s fans and asking them to donate money.

Mr O’Donnell will also perform Come What May from his new album. "Gay Byrne and the Late Late were compulsive viewing on a Saturday night in those times.". "Right up to shortly before he died, Gay had been working on his Lyric radio show and on his TV show, The Meaning Of Life. But, I must admit, even to this day I still have nerves going on the show.".

"That's how big the show was when I was growing up, so Gay was a giant of broadcasting. Gay was very aware of me being from around Dungloe, and how important it was for me to be given that chance. And that was my first time to ever actually see him. The Late Late Show tomorrow evening will see conversation span from the Supervet’s prediction of coronavirus to presenter Philip Schofield’s decision to discuss his sexuality. He was conscious of holding the attention of the listener or the viewer at all times, and that's what made him the best in the business. Daniel O’Donnell is warning fans to ignore an online hoax asking them for donations to help fight the outbreak of Covid-19. What is his legacy? "I … Daniel recalls the day during his teenage years when he first saw Gay Byrne in the flesh. The Late Late Show airs Friday, October 30th at 9.35pm on RTÉ One. "He was very much accepted here in the local area around Dungloe.

Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here. It was in 1969, the night that Daniel's sister Margo made her first appearance on the show singing a song called The Bonny Irish Boy, which her father had given her shortly before he died. Some presenters stick to their list of questions, but Gay was a great listener and he got the best out of his interviewees.".

Later, there was a big homecoming celebration, with bonfires lit. Presenter Cat Deeley will chat about life with her Irish husband, Patrick Kielty, and their decision to move back from the US to the UK after 14 years. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. "He took risks, and that took a lot of courage as Ireland was conservative then and there were many times when he was blasted for it. Join Facebook to connect with Daniel O Odonnell and others you may know. "I remember us going to meet her arriving back, and then there was a hooley in the house with all the neighbours joining in," Daniel reveals.

"Gay had a very unique way of presenting, could interview people from all walks of life, and he brought out the best in them. "Gay loved Donegal," Daniel says. "I was working in Dermot Logue's shop in Dungloe, and we had to deliver an order to a man called James O'Donnell (no relation) in Tubberkeen," he says. "Gay was involved with the local Mary From Dungloe committee from the very start," Daniel says. The Official Daniel O'Donnell Facebook Page He still had a great presence. I knew then that his time was short. Menu

"Well, I think Gay helped to change Ireland for the better," Daniel adds. His bolthole in the stunning Donegal countryside was where he retreated to recharge the batteries amid his demanding radio and TV broadcasting career.

"I got to know them well," says Daniel, who maintained his contact with Gay right up to the end. Then, not long before he died, Gay stopped answering me. I remember Kathleen said, 'He's just up at the top of that boreen there.' Daniel tells how Gay loved the fact that he wasn't treated as a celebrity around the area of Donegal where he had a holiday home. It was Kathleen (Watkins) who answered the door, and then I saw Gay sitting in the kitchen reading the paper. ", 'I glanced over at Gay and I saw that the wheelchair was very, very slowly rolling back towards the water', 'To raise money for charity, we plotted to kidnap Gaybo and ransom him back to RTE', Gay Byrne's most memorable Late Late Show moments. Late Late line up: Supervet, Daniel O’Donnell, Philip Schofield and Catherine Corless. He stressed to me the importance of listening to the guests, to what they are saying. IN his childhood, Daniel O'Donnell remembers how his family would gather around the television in their Donegal cottage to watch The Late Late Show. 10,577 talking about this. I came away amazed that I had seen Gay and Kathleen in their home.". "He put the spotlight on many taboo subjects at a time when that would have been difficult to do.

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However, Gaybo wasn't aloof and he was happy to engage with people and even take an active role in the community through the Mary From Dungloe contest, which he compered for many years. Through the years Daniel built up a personal relationship with Gay and Kathleen out of the spotlight. Mr O’Donnell will also perform Come What May from his new album. "As it turned out, James O'Donnell lived up at the top of their lane. Boreen is not a term we would use in our area. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website. "It was nerve-racking appearing on the show, even though Gay was definitely on my side. Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick will speak to Tubridgy about the life-changing event that happened to him earlier this year, how he predicted coronavirus would happen, and how animals saved his life. I was starting to make waves in the business at the time, but the Late Late was a great boost to my career. "I was with the driver, we didn't know which house he lived in, and when we stopped I got out and knocked on the door of one of them.