Thursday 21 September 2017

Dancing with the toys: Tubridy to perform dance routine at start of Toy Show

According to Tubridy there is the possibility of a dance routine being worked out for the beginning of the 'Toy Show'.
According to Tubridy there is the possibility of a dance routine being worked out for the beginning of the 'Toy Show'.
Ryan Tubridy with primary school children from St Margaret's, Dublin, at the St Vincent de Paul headquarters for the launch of the charity's 'We Can't Do It Alone' appeal yesterday. Colin Keegan
Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

JUST call him Ryan 'Twinkle Toes' Tubridy.

The RTE presenter has revealed that he has been dusting down his dancing shoes in preparation for the highly anticipated opening act of the 'Late Late Toy Show'.

However, the host has said that he is not confident in his dancing skills, and that it may be axed by RTE producers before it airs.

"There is a whole team of people looking into the possibility of a dance routine being worked out for the beginning of the 'Toy Show'," he said.

"It hasn't been done before. I don't think it will ever be done at all, let alone again.

"It's not something I'm good at, or something I excel at. They may just say, 'no, leave it'," Tubridy added.

Refusing to be drawn on the theme of the show, the 40-year-old said it was one he had been "quietly campaigning for" over a number of years, and that it had nothing to do with science fiction.

The busy presenter also said that he "couldn't be happier" with his 2fm radio show, despite the fact that it dropped 7,000 listeners in the most recent JNLR figures.

It was recently revealed that the father-of-two has moved in with his long-term girlfriend, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, after purchasing a period home in Monkstown. However, he refused to be drawn further on the matter.

He was speaking yesterday at the St Vincent de Paul (SVP) headquarters in Dublin, ahead of the charity's launch of their annual Christmas appeal.

He had plenty of practice with children ahead of next week's show, as he joined primary school children from St Margarets, Dublin, in the charity's offices. This year's SVP appeal is called 'We Can't Do It Alone', and the charity is calling for donations to help them assist families with food, heating and education costs.

Irish Independent

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