Ryan Tubridy is excited to finally meet Irish football legend Roy Keane, who is set to appear on the Late Late Show.
The famous hard man is likely to show his softer side as he takes along a puppy and speaks about Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The former Ireland and Manchester United captain is a dog lover and has embraced his role as ambassador for the charity.
It seems strange to think that Ireland’s top chat host and one of the country’s greatest ever sports stars have never met, and Tubridy took to Instagram to share his excitement at finally meeting Keano.
He said: “Would you believe I’ve never met Roy Keane so I’m very excited about talking to him on The Late Late Show this Friday.
“What a fascinating man!”
While Keane is remembered for being fearsome on the football pitch and can be scathing in the pundit’s studio, his caring side shines through in a picture tweeted by his charity.
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind posted the image of Keane holding a little pup who is in training for a life as a guide dog.
The charity tweeted: “Our Ambassador Roy Keane will appear on this Friday’s @thelatelateshow on @rte to highlight our work #ChangingLives.
“Roy will be accompanied by one of our pups who is just starting training. Don’t miss it!”
In another recent non-football related TV appearance, Keane made a cameo in the popular Irish comedy Young Offenders.
In a hilarious scene, the hapless main characters Conor and Jock furiously swore at the star without realising who he was.
Our Ambassador Roy Keane will appear on this Friday’s @thelatelateshow on @rte to highlight our work #ChangingLives. Roy will be accompanied by one of our pups who is just starting training. Don’t miss it! pic.twitter.com/Cn2qhFCqBz
— Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (@irishguidedogs) February 17, 2020
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling