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27th Nov 2015

Flashback Friday: Five Of The Greatest Late Late Toy Show Heroes

Take a trip down memory lane...


FINALLY, the greatest programme in Irish television history graces our screens tonight and to celebrate we’ve decided to pay homage to five of our favourite Late Late Toy Show heroes. 

Watching the Late Late Toy Show is a Christmas tradition and the official start of the Irish festive period.

Not only is it one of the greatest TV shows all year, but the Toy Show encapsulates the real message behind Christmas with all toys featured on the show donated to charity after the festivities.

Every year the show comes with a guarantee that something memorable and brilliant will happen; live television and children produces some classic viewing moments.

It was a tough ask,  but we’ve managed to whittle it down, here are five of our favourite Toy Show heroes.

Toby Kane…

Melted the hearts of the entire country in 2003 with his rendition of Girls Aloud hit before experiencing some severe stage fright.

John Joe the Horologist (and absolute legend)

Eight-year-old JohnJoe Brennan from Roscommon reviews a collection by Roald Dahl and speaks of his fascination with clocks.

Any craic?

Níl. Alex Meehan from Blackrock, Dundalk, became an instant Internet sensation after this clip.

“Junior Culchie of the Year”

Mark McSharry from Co. Cavan explains how he gained the coveted title of “Junior Culchie of the Year”.

Robbie Keane is better than Santa.

When Domhnall met his footballing hero, hearts around the country melted. This is a truly adorable moment.

The show kicks off from 9.35pm, we’ll be live tweeting over here

Staying in to watch the #LateLateToyShow? Meteor Mobile & Nicholas StWenceslas are giving away prizes for the best Toy Show cliché tweets! Play using #ToyShowBingo



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