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Music queen Dolly Parton to appear on Late Late Show Country Special by Zoom

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DOLLY Parton is set to make her first appearance on the Late Late Show’s annual country music special.

The Queen of country is set to join host Ryan Tubridy by Zoom on the show tomorrow week, where she’s due to promote her new Netflix film Christmas on the square.

Daniel O’Donnell is planning to join Ryan in the studio, while several other Irish stars from the local scene will take part in the special.

The country special began several years ago as a segment before being expanded into a full show.

A country special in April 2018 dedicated to the late Big Tom attracted a 51% audience share with over half a million people tuning in.

The full lineup for tomorrow night’s Late Late Show has been revealed.

Ryan will be joined by a host of famous faces, including Adam King from the Toy Show.

The six-year-old Cork native, who suffers from Brittle Bones, will get to meet astronaut Chris Hadfield on the show, for what promises to be another heartwarming appearance.

Ryan will also be joined by Sharon Shannon for a very special evening honouring her contribution to the Irish trad music scene.

U2’s Adam Clayton, Donal Lunny, Denise Chaila, Steve Wickham, and Mundy will all be joining Sharon on the night for special performances of some of her best-known tracks.

President Michael D. Higgins will also make an appearance, as he honours the button accordion player.

Take That frontman Gary Barlow will be chatting to Ryan about his Toy Show performance, and how he kept busy over lockdown.

The Back For Good singer will also be performing his new song for viewers at home.

Rounding up the lineup are GAA President John Horan and sports broadcaster Damien Lawlor, who will be discussing the upcoming All-Ireland football and hurling finals.

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