It’s almost time.
Tomorrow marks one of the most important days in the Irish calendar year: The Late Late Toy Show.
With the country’s Covid situation spiralling, a bit of light entertainment mixed with hundreds of tweets and memes expressing both joy and perplexity at the utter carnage unfolding on-screen is exactly what we need right now. It’s also occasionally useful for gift ideas.
Host Ryan Tubridy, who is hosting his 13th instalment of the iconic, annual show, has given a pretty tantalising (and weird) description of what we can expect.
“It’s very special,” he told Radio 1 listeners. “You see, what we are doing with the Toy Show this year is, we get the sense… 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.” What “post-war” means in the context of a children’s toy programme is absolutely anybody’s guess.
The show will kick off tomorrow evening (Friday, November 26th) at 9.35pm, and is available all around the world through the RTÉ Player.