Thursday 8 December 2016

The Late Late Toy Show Essentials

Published 27/11/2015 | 16:42

Ryan Tubridy opens the 2014 show with a 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' medley
Ryan Tubridy opens the 2014 show with a 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' medley

Forget about Grafton Street being officially all lit up, or festive department store windows revealed- there’s only one way to really welcome in the season to be merry, and it is happening tonight with RTE’s The Late Late Toy Show.

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To get you in the mood for this seasonal must-do, we’ve unwrapped the show and brought you everything you need to know before tuning in. Moreover, if your foreign roommate/cousin seems perturbed to see a gaggle of twenty or thirty (or forty, fifty and sixty) somethings huddled in the living room around a showcase of the year’s best toys, gently guide them this way to initiate them into the institution that is The Late Late Toy Show.

Everything you need to know:

When is it on?
Tonight! That’s Friday November 27. Slippers at the ready.

What time is it on?
The Toy Show airs tonight at 9.35pm, sharp.

Who hosts it?
The esteemed Ryan Tubridy, a man not afraid to don a Christmas jumper (or four) for the sake of the nation’s Friday night entertainment.

What channel is it on?
Our national broadcaster, RTE One.

Can you watch The Late Late Toy Show outside of Ireland?
You can live stream the show from the RTE Player International App (iPhone/iPad) or with the RTE Player (Desktop/Android). Last year, over 62, 000 streams came in from the UK, US and Australia, so you can catch all of the action whilst ensconced in your thirty-degree pool side seat.

How can you watch it is you missed it?
Despair not, you can catch up on the show by watching it on the RTE Player.

Where can you find a list of all the toys featured on The Late Late Toy Show?
You’ll find a full list on the website www.rte.ie/tv/latelate after the show has aired.

How can I get involved?
Unfortunately, tickets for the show have all been snapped up.

Need to know more?
Easily the most anticipated televisual event of the year, The Late Late Toy Show is nestled in the heart of every Irish man, woman and child. Not just for the kids, the bad jokes, novelty Christmas gear, excitable audience and candid moments from the children make for highly entertaining viewing. With hundreds of children around the country vying for a spot on the show, the talent from the budding performers (285 this year, to be exact) is a spectacle in itself, while the 200 plus toys featured on this year’s broadcast are sure to be the cause of much delight and wonderment.

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