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RTE announce Succession star Brian Cox pulled from Late Late Show line-up at last minute

Succession star Brian Cox has been pulled from the Late Late Show line-up at the last minute due to 'unforeseen circumstances'.

The acting star was due to grace the chat show sofa this evening to chat to host Ryan Tubridy about his life and career.

An RTE spokesperson confirmed this appearance will no longer take place this week.

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A statement said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Brian Cox’s appearance on tonight’s Late Late Show has been postponed for a later date."

The man behind Succession's patriarch Logan Roy, Brian Cox was due to be live in studio to chat about everything from the popular HBO series to Queen Elizabeth II's funeral and how he wants independence for Scotland.

Sharing the news of his planned appearance earlier this week, host Tubridy, who is a huge fan, admitted: "I am so excited to see him in the flesh.”

Speaking on his RTÉ Radio 1 show on Wednesday, the host added:

"It will be very, very interesting to talk to him. What an actor he is."

In another change of plan for the show, RTE announced that Irish Olympic medal winner Sonia O'Sullivan will be a last minute addition to the line-up, dropping by T

T to celebrate Ciara Mageean’s record-breaking success.

It’s been a stunning season for the silver medal at this summer's European Athletics Championships, followed by a record-breaking 1500 metres of three minutes 56.63 seconds run, that saw her shatter O'Sullivan's 27-year national record by two seconds.

Ciara will discuss a whirlwind few months tonight.

Elsewhere, Iconic Spice Girl Melanie C will talk to Ryan about her new memoir Who I Am and what it was like to be part of one of the biggest music groups in history.

She will also discuss the downsides of achieving that level of fame and how she’s found peace in her life after all these years.

Ryan will also chat to singer-songwriter Paul Brady about pursuing his Crazy Dreams over his long and eclectic career, taking in everything from the inspiration behind The Island, finding success again after winding up penniless in America, performing his own song alongside Tina Turner in front of an Irish audience, to teaching Bob Dylan how to play The Lakes of Ponchartrain.

Retired RTÉ Northern Editor Tommie Gorman joins Ryan on the couch to reflect on a broadcasting career of over 40 years, including early life in Sligo, politics North and South of the border and his love of sport.

And queue the drumroll for the TV debut of Louis Walsh’s new boyband Next in Line.

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