Plans for the Late Late Toy Show 'well underway'

Plans for the Late Late Toy Show 'well underway'

The Late Late Toy Show, 2018. Host Ryan Tubridy confirmed on his radio show last week that the Toy Show is "100% happening".

Plans for the much anticipated Late Late Toy Show are currently "well underway", a spokesperson for RTÉ told The Echo.

The annual event will take place on Friday, November 27 at 9:35 pm on RTÉ One, with "further details to be announced in due course," the spokesperson added. 

The news follows some concern that the cherished Christmas programme would be axed this year as a result of the pandemic.

Last week, on his RTÉ Radio One show, Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy moved to alleviate these concerns.

The mother of a "very worried" 9-year-old had text in to ask if the show would go ahead.

Last year's Late Late Toy Show's theme was 'Frozen'. The theme for this year's show is yet to be announced. Picture: Andres Poveda
Last year's Late Late Toy Show's theme was 'Frozen'. The theme for this year's show is yet to be announced. Picture: Andres Poveda

Tubridy confirmed that the Toy Show is "100% happening".

"Me and all my friends, and not to mention a few elves, have been working pretty hard. 

"And as soon as I finish the show today, I'll be going out to do more work on it. 

"And I'll be doing it tomorrow, and I'll be doing it the next day, and I'll be doing it pretty much every day until the end of November," he said.

However, he was tight-lipped on the details.

"Now, if you're going to ask me for details about how it's all going to work - that's for another day," he said.

"But like I said before, if I'm standing there on my own doing a jigsaw, there will be a Toy Show this year. 

"So fear not, and we look forward to it immensely," he added. 

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