Staying In Tonight?


Ryan Tubridy with  children from the Spotlight stage school at the set reveal for The Late Late Toy Show 2019

On The Late Late Toy Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

RTÉ’s most closely-guarded secret was this morning unveiled by Ryan Tubridy ahead of tonight’s eagerly anticipated Late Late Toy Show.

The magical, mystical wonderland world of Frozen has been revealed as the inspiration behind this year’s show-stopping production, and Ryan said that his opening number is his “most outrageous” to date.

Over 200 children from all around the country will participate in the live production from RTÉ’s Studio 4 – as singers, performers and toy demonstrators.

Hundreds of toys have been tested and will feature throughout the live production, and, of course, there will be a special nod to the late Gay Byrne.

This year’s spectacular set is set to melt the coldest of hearts, and was created by the RTÉ production Design Department, led by Marcella Power. RTÉ’s Costume and Make-Up departments, with costume led by Brigette Horan, have also been busily prepping the cast ahead of Friday’s extravaganza.

The Late Late Toy Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm


RTÉ Player action worldwide during the night.

A list of the toys featured will be available on the show’s website following broadcast.

Pics: Andres Poveda

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23 thoughts on “Staying In Tonight?

      1. class wario

        I threw an episode on of the Young Offenders on a week or two back as I wanted to locate a particular scene. I had to watch 11 (eleven!) adverts between the initial 6 ads on starting it up and an additional 5 after skipping past the halfway point. I appreciate it was newly uploaded and is probably one of the more popular shows on there but…eleven!? If it had crashed I’d have had to watch them all again too

        1. Clampers Outside

          The programme gets a young viewership for which RTE charge a hefty price…. as does any media with a young viewership, listenership, etc.

  1. scottser

    see, this is how it all starts. i’m already sick of bleedn frozen. i play those stupid songs for the kids to sing along to, i’ve watched that stupid film hundreds of times and we took them to the new one last weekend AND they’re going again this weekend. we got them all the frozen crap for christmas already and now instead of watching a decent movie or something tonight i have to endure more frozen with a side of tubridy.
    now, if they dunked tubridy in freezing cold water and we got to watch him get hypothermia, now THAT i would be glued to.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      your description of all the young wand belting out the tunes in matching dresses was the stuff of nightmares,
      you Sir are made of stronger stuff than I,
      I managed to not even get ripped into Disneyland once I’m rather ashamed/proud to say, ( they still got to go )

    2. V

      Hello I’m V, and I am Ariel and Hannah Montana survivor

      I’ve the scars of every word note and dance move of every episode from every season, AND The Movie. You haven’t reached rock bottom until you find yourself looking forward to the bits Billy Ray Cyrus appears in, and only when you know every inch of Hawk in the Sky Hoedown Showdown will you have some experience of the degradation and humiliation I have been through.

      Hanna and Miley outfits, Ariel Land and Sea Outfits; of varying ages, and occassions. And Seasons.
      Parties, 3 4 5 6 and 7
      Nighties, slippers, dolls, and enough cuddly toys to run close to a quota in one of today’s by-elections
      Enough plastic bling and bullsuger to kill off the remaining Orca population
      Euro Disney Twice; with three outfit changes per day PLUS full Princess Ball Gear top to toe for the parade
      Scooters, Schoolbags, and more DVDs than a row of Charity Shops
      Duvet Covers, Curtains, Cushions AND Comfy chair

      and we haven’t even got to the visits to Santy
      or other kids parties

      Suck it Scottie
      You’re only at the Man Flu stage in this game

      Man the Let it go up

      1. scottser

        Ha, I hear ya V, and there’s many either have it harder than me or wish to jaysus they were in my shoes.
        But the toy show is still a pox

        1. V

          But you’ll only gave to watch it again about six more times over the weekend
          And every other night until the 23rd ish
          And maybe once a fortnight again until next Halloween

          On other hand you’ve every excuse going to stuff your face with Chewits, Haribos, Tangtastics, Hula Hoops, Jelly Beans, Jelly Tots, Chubba Chops, and blue candy floss that comes in a bucket.

  2. Broadbag

    Something (a lot) about Tubridy prancing around pretending to be childlike is extremely icky.

    Also, Irish people need to get over their sickening reverence for the Toy Show.

    PS. Happy Christmas to all.

    1. millie vanilly strikes again

      He’s not my favourite, especially when you can see the mania creeping into his eyes, but this is my little one’s first year staying up to watch. I’ll let her be the judge.

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Banned it in my house. Commercially-sponsored, materialistic, false, idiotic nonsense. (And that’s just the host).

  3. Clampers Outside

    Time to put the tree up!
    ….if you haven’t already.
    Of course *cough* I haven’t put the tree up already.
    *puts down phone, and walks away whistling innocently*

  4. Nick

    The late late Disney show more like. Every year tons of free advertising for them. Try and count how many times you see a reference to Disney this evening… in no time you will have lost count!

  5. Lilly

    Why has Tubs been banging on for weeks about the secret theme if they’re not going to wait for the actual show for the big reveal? One 11-year-old I know will be disappointed having outgrown Frozen a couple of years ago and pooh-poohing it now. (This could however be just a show of worldly bravado).

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