This year's Late Late Toy Show trailer is finally here

This year's Late Late Toy Show trailer is finally here

With just over one week to go until the most eagerly anticipated production of the Irish TV calendar airs, The Late Late Toy Show trailer will finally premiere on RTÉ from this evening.

But of course, we’ve got the first sneak peek right here.

Marshmallows, Christmas jumpers, and popcorn angels are the order of the day, as one little boy and his family prepare to settle in to watch the show.

There's also a special appearance from Gabriel, The Late Late Show owl, named after the late Gay Byrne.

This year, for the first time, RTÉ News Now will simulcast The Late Late Toy Show with Irish Sign Language. Presenters Daniel Crean and Amanda Coogan will sign on the night.

Over three evenings leading up to the biggest TV event of the year, The Late Late Toy Show Unwrapped team will bring viewers on a trip down memory lane of Toy Shows past, with a sneaky behind-the-scenes look forward to what The Late Late Toy Show 2019 has in store.

Remember JohnJoe the horologist from Ryan's very first Toy Show?

The team has tracked JohnJoe down to where he now resides, in Paris, studying law and still loving clocks. Stella McGirl from Leitrim also returns to talk about her two stints on The Late Late Show and gracing the front page of The Leitrim Observer.

Next Friday's theme remains a closely-guarded secret.

What do you think it is?

The Late Late Toy Show Unwrapped airs Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November on RTÉ One at 7pm.

More in this Section

Former member to rejoin Red Hot Chili PeppersFormer member to rejoin Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tom Cruise gives fans a peek at Top Gun sequelTom Cruise gives fans a peek at Top Gun sequel

Youtuber LadBaby and Stormzy out in front in race for Christmas number oneYoutuber LadBaby and Stormzy out in front in race for Christmas number one

Taylor Swift to headline GlastonburyTaylor Swift to headline Glastonbury


Lifestyle

The Soviet War Memorial in Berlin’s Tiergarten commemorates Russian soldiers killed during the assault on the city in 1945. About 2,000 of the fallen are buried beneath it. Two tanks stand sentry on plinths in front of a columned walkway topped by a huge statue.Polar bears venturing far for their food

Last week, en route to La Gomera in the Canary Islands, I decide to stop off in Tenerife and take the 1.2km cable car ride to the top of Mount Teide, 3,660m above sea level. Cable cars are invariably an exciting way to travel.Dursey Island is a special place because of its remoteness

It can be considered offensive by some but generally the word ‘tinker’ is not considered rude says the Traveller’s advocacy group Pavee Point. Over time the term became synonymous with ‘Traveller’ and it is this which is current today.The Islands of Ireland: Tinkering with the past on Tinker’s Island in West Cork

Dr Naomi Lavelle explores some questions about walking upside-downAppliance of Science: Could humans copy insects' ability to walk upside-down?

More From The Irish Examiner