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08th Jul 2020

RTÉ is hosting a Late Late Toy Show singalong this month and we are so in

Anna Daly

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We’ve got the popcorn and the microphone ready to go.

We think it’s safe to say that the night of the Late Late Toy Show is one of the country’s favourite nights of the year. It starts the proper countdown to Christmas, it introduces us to some of the best young Irish talent, and it just provides a whole lot of craic.

Yes, a fabulous night all ’round. Which is why RTÉ has decided to bring us a little bit of the Late Late Toy Show magic to July.

For obvious reasons, we can’t have a whole Toy Show right now (crowds would be pretty unavoidable) so RTÉ One is doing the next best thing – they are creating a collab of all of the best opening numbers from past Toy Shows and will be playing those for all of us to enjoy this July 19 (Sunday) at 18:30.

Just think – we will get to re-experience the magic of Ryan Turbridy in his many opening act costumes, including Sebastian from The Little Mermaid or Olaf from Frozen or Bert from Mary Poppins. Such good costumes…

Okay, sure, yes, we realise that RTÉ is mainly doing this for the kids around of the country who have been making sacrifices and missing their friends and that is adorable and everything. But that also doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy it too. Plus, Ryan Tubridy will be revealing his favourite opening sequence of all time.

The opening acts will be accompanied by on-screen lyrics so this is seriously a proper singalong, lads. And there’s no excuse for not being able to join in.

Speaking about the singalong, Ryan said:

“Given how crazy it has been in the last few months, and how the rain seems to be winning the battle against the sun for summer skies of late, we thought it was time to brighten up the TV and have a look back at The Late Late Toy Show of yesteryear.

“I hope that all the children, who are tall and small, who are young and old, can sit back, get the popcorn out on Sunday, July 19, sing along, laugh, and enjoy.”

Well, you heard the man. It’s karaoke time.