Anna Kearney, this year’s Irish entry at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, will be performing in the annual “The Late Late ‘Toy’ Show”. Ryan Tubridy will be hosting the show for the eleventh year running. Other guests include Dermot Bannon and Ed Sheeran.
But what is “The Late Late ‘Toy’ Show”? Originally in 1975, the show was a half hour slot within “The Late Late Show” with Gay Byrne, where parents were given ideas for children’s Christmas presents, before it became an annual show in itself. Pat Kenny took over in 1999, before Ryan took over the reigns in 2009.
The show these days show children testing the latest toys, with guest performers added into the mix. “The Late Late ‘Toy’ Show” is on RTE One from 21:35 GMT tonight.
Author: Richard Taylor