It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas! It’s Toy Show time!
And preparations are in full swing at Toy Show HQ.
Ryan Tubridy has revealed that “every minute of every hour” for the next month is dedicated to preparations for the all-important Toy Show night.
The Late Late Show and its crew are starting preparations for the biggest night of TV in the year, which is set to take place on Friday, November 25th.
Speaking on RTE Radio One on Tuesday morning, Ryan said: “Today is the 1st of November so if you are a friend or an associate of mine and you need me, I’ll see you in and around the 27th of November. I’m gone.”
“Every minute of every hour of every day every hour and every day is jammed. We were looking at the diary today and how we laughed.
“Our heads were thrown back with laughter like the end of an old Tarzan cartoon. We had our hands on our hips and our heads were thrown back as we laughed, knowing that any gap in the diary has been filled.”
The television host, who has been presenting the Late Late Show since 2009, succeeding beloved host Gay Byrne, then added: “Even when I wasn’t here for a few days last week it was being filled by people with access to the diary.”
“When I say the diary, it is literally a hard copy thing on the desk and people just fill it in, and say, ‘I think we will just tell him to do this’. I am Pinocchio to their Geppetto and that is all it is. And I’m looking forward to it.”
Ryan shared just what kind of activities will be filling his calendar for the rest of the month.
“When we finish here today we have interviews to do for Toy Show-related activities and dances to learn and singing to learn, and toys to look at. I’m just telling you that is where it is.”
Mark your calendars for Friday 25th of November, and tune in on RTE One to see what comes of all Ryan’s preparations.
Words by Rebekah O’Reilly