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Everyone asks me for a ticket to the show -- even in supermarkets

THE ratings for the show last year were phenomenal and all the comments coming in on our Facebook page have been unreal.

There's a lovely sense of anticipation and as usual, the demand for tickets has been extraordinary.

People have emerged from between cereal packages in supermarkets literally going to me, "Have you any tickets for the toy show?"

I always harken back to my old friend Willie Wonka, and there is the golden ticket factor with this.

I think they see how contagious it is, watching at home and they want to be a part of that. But it is a frenzy. People have to apply online for them and our ticket person was saying there's something like a five-year waiting list. The average Late Late show will have about 30,000 requests.

I never had any great ambitions to present the Late Late Show but I always wanted to do the Toy Show because I thought I'd be good at it, so I could present another 20 of them. I have also gotten over caring about my critics. I'm a lot more comfortable in my skin, I'm a bit more stoical about things.