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Hammer time.


The Late Late Toy Show on RTÉ One.

Aspirant vet Saoirse demonstrates how the Pfizer rona vaccine is administered to a Covid positive toy dog. Other vaccines are available.

Karl D writes:

No offence to the charming girl, but seriously: what the fupp was this (apart from a Pfizer ad)?



“What is required is a calm, clear, persuasive campaign about Covid vaccines, their safety and the alternative danger of refusal. Given what is at stake, a refusal to vaccinate is the socialisation of manslaughter.”


Very calm.

Gerard Howlin: We must inject calm into Covid vaccine debate (Sunday Times)

Ryan Tubridy on the set of last year’s Late Late Toy Show

This morning.

On RTÉ Radio One’s Ryan Tubridy Show…

Tubs told listeners over 91,000 applications have so far been made for tickets for this year’s Late Late Toy Show.

The application process opened five days ago.


The Late Late Toy Show Audience Ticket Application (RTÉ)


Ryan Tubridy (right)  with cubs of the Seeonee wolf pack

Did you stay in on Friday night?

Of The Late Late Show’s Jungle Book-themed Toy Show…

…Gareth Naughton writes:

Friday night’s The Late Late Toy Show was the most watched programme on Irish television so far this year, with an average audience of 1.4 million* viewers watching the entire show.

Four in five people watching television at the time were tuned in to The Late Late Toy Show on Friday night with an average audience share** of 77 per cent. B

ased on overnight figures Friday night’s broadcast of The Late Late Toy Show was even more popular than last year’s and had its highest TV audience since 2011.

The show had a one-minute reach of more than 2 million***, while on RTÉ Player, this year’s Late Late Toy Show was watched in 102 countries outside of Ireland….

*  Average viewership figure was 1,398,100
** Average share of 77 per cent of the available audience watching television at the time of programme broadcast.
*** Reach is the number of people who tuned in for at least a minute of the show.



Gareth Naughten writes:

With just two weeks to go to The Late Late Toy Show, the teaser debuts on RTÉ One tonight but here’s a sneak peek (above) before it goes live! This year’s teaser sees The Late Late Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy unleash his inner Sinatra as he hopes to impress a panel of mini-judges with a special lip-sync version of the modern festive classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.


The Late Late Toy Show, Friday, December 2 at 9.35pm.



Gareth Naughton writes:

The application process for The Late Late Toy Show tickets closed yesterday. More than 125,000 applications have been received for seats in the audience of this year’s show, which airs on Friday, December 2nd. Tickets will be issued on a lottery basis.

However, The Late Late Toy Show is giving viewers an extra shot at securing two seats…

To be in with a chance of securing a pair of tickets, all viewers have to do is go here to download the ‘RyanElf’, carefully cut it out and start taking snaps.

Make the ‘RyanElf’ a part of a special occasion, bring him to your favourite spot in your hometown or maybe he could ’embellish’ the perfect picture with a well-timed photobomb.

To enter viewers must then post their creative shots – using #ToyShowSnap – on Instagram, Twitter or The Late Late Show/RTÉ One Facebook pages.

This may not end well


The Late Late Show (Facebook)

Previously: Time Travel Adventures


“Nothing Santa can’t handle”

The Xmas forecast with Johnny O’Loughlin, age 8, from Ennis, Co Clare.

Gareth Naughton at RTÉ, writes:

He was one of the stars of this year’s Late Late Toy Show and now Johnny is back to deliver his very first weather report, updating everyone on Santa’s progress as the big day approaches.
Viewers of this year’s Late Late Toy Show will remember Johnny as the little boy who was mad about the weather – even making his own board game about it – and his stunned reaction when his favourite weathercaster, Evelyn Cusack, surprised him live on air.



Stopaidh that.

Caitlín Nic Aoidh struggles with amadamness during the Christmas forecast on TG4/Cúla4.

Thanks Cúla4

Toy Show Live

There is no escape.

Maria Schweppe, of the London Irish Comedy festival writes:

I’m organising an event in London called The Late Late Toy Show LIVE! on Saturday 28 November in the London Irish Centre [Camden Square, London NW1], which is a screening of The Late Late Toy Show (with support from RTÉ Player International) the night after it airs in Ireland. There’ll be live comedy, craic and Christmas jumpers! Comedians Tara Flynn, Gráinne Maguire and Colum McDonnell will host. Be very grateful for a shout out to let your Irish readers in London know about it.

Book tickets here