Fresh from winning the hearts of the nation for his hilarious performance on First Dates Ireland, Camross man Eoin Scully is set to appear on the Late Late Show this Friday night on their Valentine’s Special.
Scully became an overnight sensation after appearing on First Dates Ireland a couple of weeks ago after his date with student nurse Tara.
His references to Camross hurling, road frontage and a prank over his bank card being rejected when he went to pay all impressed the thousands of TV viewers around the country.
And that’s before you even mention his now trademark ‘How ya kaping?’ chat up line.
While he did go on a couple of follow up dates with Tara, the relationship didn’t blossom into romance.
But his profile is set to increase even further with another prime time TV appearance – following on from a number of national radio interviews in the aftermath of First Dates.
The Late Late Valentine’s Show has developed into one of the most watched and outrageous RTÉ programmes in recent years and this year should be no different with 200 singletons set to take part once more.
”I was approached last week about going on to it and it was confirmed today,” said Scully.
”I don’t know whether I’m going to be interviewed in the crowd or what but there are a couple of other people who have appeared on First Dates set to be in the audience as well.”
Scully said that the reaction to his appearance on First Dates has been “phenomenal” and that he’s hoping to make a bumper weekend of it by attending the Late Late on Friday, the Ireland-Italy Six Nations rugby match on Saturday and the Camross Dinner Dance that night in the Racket Hall in Roscrea.
And while he doesn’t have a date for the Dinner Dance, he has confirmed that he has two new outfits for each night. He did, after all, win praise for sense of style and his choice of waistcoat on his last appearance.
Scully, who works in Sheeran’s in Mountrath, is extremely well known around Laois through his involvement as a GAA referee as well as spending time as chairman of Laois Fianna Fáil.