Sunday 24 February 2019

'From fairy doors to Rory McIlroy' - 10 of the best moments from The Late Late Toy Show

Ryan Tubridy pictured in the opening sequence of RTÉ The Late Late Toy Show 2016. Picture Andres Poveda
Ryan Tubridy pictured in the opening sequence of RTÉ The Late Late Toy Show 2016. Picture Andres Poveda

Amy Mulvaney

The Toy Show gets better and better every year, and this year was no exception. Here are 10 of the best moments from the Late Late Toy Show 2016:

1. The opening sequence


The opening sequence was promised to be the biggest and best yet, and that it was. From the singing and dancing, to Ryan Tubridy's Baloo costume and the hundreds of children dressed as animals, the start of the show had everyone singing in their seats.

2. Sarah and Lexie from Ballyfermot


Sarah and Lexie reviewed the most coveted toy of the year, Hatchimals, which has parents all over the country searching far and wide to get their hands on one, only for Sarah to say that she doesn't think they're "worth the money." The girls have been friends since they were born and told Ryan all about how couples go on dates to Nando's and Eddie Rocket's before they get married. That sounds about right.

3. When Anna McGrath met Dermot Bannon


Aspiring architect Anna McGrath, from Sligo, was delighted when Dermot Bannon surprised her on the stage after raving about how much she loves Room to Improve.

4. When Charlie Smyth met Rory McIlroy


After demonstrating a golfing game and telling Ryan how much he loves Rory McIlroy, nine-year-old Charlie couldn't believe his eyes when the man himself walked out onto the stage. Rory even organised tickets for Charlie and his family for the Irish Open 2017.

5. Edie's crazy dinner


Edie Rose 's excitement was palpable when she was making a pizza on stage, throwing sweets, jellies, cheese, sauce and even glass bowls onto the base. She just about managed to miss spraying Ryan with the cream, however, which would have been tv gold.

6. Bebhinn and her diabetes doll


Young Beibhinn showcased a doll that has diabetes, just like her, in one of the sweetest moments of the night.

7. When Evan Hoban met Jamie Heaslip


Nine-year-old Evan wore his Ireland rugby jersey on the show, and was literally left speechless to see his hero Jamie Heaslip come out on stage and give him a number 8 jersey.

8. Alex and his fairy doors


Alex, from Bundoran, stole the nation's heart when he told Ryan about his fairy doors and his worry board that makes his worries, such as when he has a nightmare, go away.

9. Darragh's country medley


Darragh Malone, from Down, had everyone tapping their feet when he starting singing Hit The Diff and drove his tractor around the stage, before breaking into a full country medley.

10. The little lad dancing


One little lad in a white t-shirt with a moustache on it caught everyone's eye when he gave everything he had to the Irish dancing sequence. What a dote!

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