Ryan Tubridy - I'll be keeping my 'techno' jumper as a Late Late Toy Show surprise
RTE's Ryan Tubridy will be channelling his inner geek this Friday as he dons a Christmas jumper featuring some "modern technology".
There's just four days left before one of the highlights of the RTE schedule - the Late Late Toy Show - heralds what many see as the official start of the Christmas season.
The popular TV star has said that viewers will be in for a real treat this year when he dons a quirky sweater designed especially for the occasion.
"I have tried on a few. There is one in particular that has caught my eye that involves a little bit of modern technology and a regular wool jumper.
"I won't say more because the whole point of this show is meant to be that there will be elements of surprise, so watch and be amazed."
The presenter also revealed that this year's show will be based on a musical that was also a movie and a book, and he's once again expected to be getting involved in the opening sequence.
"It will be something familiar to everyone watching and will not be as old as the previous couple of years but it is an old story," he said.
"I think that it is bright and classic. They are hatching a plan or two but all I will say is that I think book lovers will be excited. The magic of The Toy Show - the thing that makes it really work - is that it's really about the kids."
Last year viewers were left gobsmacked when Ed Sheeran was one of the surprise guests on the show. Tubridy told website RTE Ten how they'll have another big-name star featuring on the programme this Friday.
"We've had some very big names in the studio over the past few years," he continued. "I think most people will remember when Ed Sheeran surprised Aimee Keogh.
"She genuinely had no idea what was in store for her and her reaction was just lovely. He was really great with her as well and he seemed to embrace the madness of the Toy Show wholeheartedly."
Always one of the most-watched shows of the season, last year it pulled in 1.4 million viewers.