It’s the last Friday night before December, and it’s the night that kids can stay up past their bedtime. It can mean only one thing — The Late Late Toy Show hits our screens tonight.
In a year that has seen everyone’s world, particularly children, turned upside down, host Ryan Tubridy has promised there won’t be a dry eye in the house during this year’s show, which will have a Roald Dahl theme.
“It’s fully, fully, fully Covid-compliant. Behind the scenes there’s an army of people making it equally Covid-compliant. We did that because we needed children in the show, and we then went through all the hoops we had to to get them there.
“From what I’m getting from people, they don’t want the Toy Show this year — they need it! And that is a baffling prospect, because we have great expectations on us all, and my dream is to make this beautiful.
“Never before did the children, their parents and their grandparents deserve a Toy Show like the one they’re going to get on Friday. And strangely, this is a show for children, and grandparents, as much as for parents, because too many people have spent time looking through windows and meeting relatives through windows,” said Tubridy.
*The Late Late Toy Show kicks off at 9.35 p.m. on Friday night.