The best day of the year is finally upon us – it’s The Late Late Toy Show day!
No, not Christmas Day; this is far more exciting.
For everyone in Ireland, Toy Show night represents the long-held tradition of watching Ryan Tubridy interview children about the latest toys guaranteed to be big hits on Christmas Day, usually with a glass of Baileys and a box of chocolates by your side.
It’s not just about the toys, however, as there are some incredibly touching and emotional moments each year, like when Ryan surprised two children by bringing their soldier dad home for Christmas.
Everyone – from young children, families, and even adults without kids – come together on the last Friday of November to kick off the festive season, and for those abroad, it would be awful to miss out on watching the Toy Show.
But the good news is, you don’t have to.
So what time is the Late Late Toy Show tonight and how can you watch it from the UK?
What time is the Late Late Toy Show on tonight?
The Late Late Toy Show starts tonight at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.
In keeping with the usual Late Late Show timing, the Toy Show will run for over two hours, finishing up at 11.55pm.
How can I watch The Late Late Toy Show from the UK?
For the last few years, RTÉ One has allowed viewers not in Ireland to keep up with the festivities at home by making The Late Late Toy Show free to watch from abroad.
If you’re in the UK – or anywhere else in the world for that matter – you can watch The Late Late Toy Show live, for free, on RTÉ Player.
Just visit the website at 9.35pm and watch the live TV channel and it’s as simple as that!
It starts at the same time in the UK at 9.35pm, or 1.35pm in Vancouver, 1.35am in Dubai, 8.35am in Sydney, or… well, you get the idea.
What is the theme of the Late Late Toy Show?
The theme of this year’s Late Late Toy Show is The Lion King.
RTÉ confirmed the theme on Thursday, and Ryan Tubridy has said this year’s show will be ‘crazy’.
He told RTÉ Radio One: ‘Last year there was a sort of darkness in the air, and yet you had to make the colour shine through.
‘This year, the darkness isn’t as pronounced. If you’re wondering where it’s going to go, I think it is post-war fun and games and kind of crazy.’