The Late Late Show to celebrate Irish music legend

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The late show will celebrate the 70th birthday of rock star and philanthropist Bob Geldof this Friday evening.

The show will chronicle achievements in Geldof’s life, from his successful career with The Boomtown Rats, to Live Aid, Band Aid and beyond.

Interview: Bob Geldof – The mouth of the Liffey

Host Ryan Tubridy will be joined in the studio with Geldof and his wife Jeanne Marine, children Pixie and Tiger and sister Lynn.

Additionally, Geldof will receive a special birthday wish from President Michael D Higgins.

The Late Late Show celebrating Bob Geldof’s 70th birthday this week

Elder Úachtaran na hEireann President Mary Robinson will talk about her relationship with Geldof, his vital role as a humanitarian, and his well-known powers of persuasion.

The Boomtown Rats, Midge Ure, Andrea Corr, Imelda May and many more will also pay homage to the evening.

Andrea Corr among those who pay tribute to Geldof during the Late Late Show this Friday

There will also be special contributions from Geldof’s illustrious friends across the entertainment world and beyond including Sting, Van Morrison, Tony Blair and Ringo Starr to name a few.

To concern The late show, Friday October 1 at 9:35 p.m. on RTÉ One.

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