Here's the first look at the Late Late Toy Show set 5 years ago

Here's the first look at the Late Late Toy Show set

It's time to get excited.

We were invited out to RTÉ to visit The Late Late Toy Show set and to chat with Ryan ahead of the show. To say we were excited was an understatement. It's the stuff of childhood dreams.

And, you'll be happy to hear, it didn't disappoint. The folk at RTÉ have outdone themselves with what looks like an unbelievable show in store for us tomorrow night.

Ryan revealed to us that this year's theme is The Little Mermaid. Perfect, we know! Ryan himself will play the part of Sebastian, Ariel's crab friend.

The whole set has been transformed into an underwater wonderland, with caves, a sunken ship and lots of sealife.

And just look at some of the characters.

The work that has gone into transforming the set is incredible. You wouldn't even recognise it from the usual Late Late Show set, not to mind anything else in RTÉ. It's a work of art.


The nautically themed set has been created by RTÉ production designers Marcella Power and Catherine Sorg.

Speaking about the show and its theme, Ryan said:

"This is going to be really special. I have wanted to do The Little Mermaid for the Toy Show for years and, at last, my ship has come in! I can honestly say that it is like nothing you have ever seen on the show before and I think people are really going to enjoy it.

There’s something in it for absolutely everyone in the family. My costume is a sight to behold but I am loving everything about this year's opening. I invite everyone to forget about the flotsam and jetsam of modern life, come where the people are and be part of our world for a couple of hours tonight. It’s going to be great fun.”

This year’s Late Late Toy Show boasts a huge cast with more than 200 talented young performers and 28 charming toy testers taking part. The children come from all over Ireland with the youngest just four-years-old.

Here's the video in full: