Ryan Tubridy assures worried children that The Late Late Toy Show is happening

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Worried children across the country have been assured by Ryan Tubridy that The Late Late Show is ‘100% happening’ this year.

Like most years, the show is set to take place at the end of November, however, due to the current pandemic for the first time ever a live audience will not be permitted.

As last night saw the entire country move to level 5 of lockdown, earlier in the week a stressed-out mother contacted Ryan on his RTÉ Radio One show, telling him that her nine-year-old was ‘very worried’ that the show would not be going ahead later this year.

Ryan quipped back, however, telling the mother that her child shouldn’t worry, as he and the team are working extremely hard to make the show go ahead.

“You’ve got to tell her that this is 100% happening,” he said.

Going on to explain that the show is being filmed in stages in order to allow it to happen, he continued:

“Me and all my friends, and not to mention a few elves, have been working pretty hard,”

“And as soon as I finish the show today, I’ll be going out to do more work on it. And I’ll be doing it tomorrow, and I’ll be doing it the next day, and I’ll be doing it pretty much every day until the end of November.”

Tubs then went on to address the children of Ireland and the tremendous bravery and adaption they have shown this year, admitting that for this reason alone they deserve a Toy Show.

“We know, now more than ever, that the kids of Ireland, who have been so good, deserve a night like no other. So we’re putting more effort and more love into this thing than you can imagine. So, is that a ‘yes’? That’s a ‘yes’.”

“But like I said before, if I’m standing there on my own doing a jigsaw, there will be a Toy Show this year. So fear not, and we look forward to it immensely.”

We’re glad to see Ryan and the team working so hard to put a smile on not only children’s faces but adults alike too – roll on the end of November!


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