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John Joe Brennan is back and he doesn't want to be a horologist anymore

It seems auctioneering is now his chosen career path.

John Joe Brennan on the Late Late Show last night.
John Joe Brennan on the Late Late Show last night.
Image: Screengrab/RTE

HE FIRST CAPTURED the hearts of the nation on the Late Late Toy Show when he was just eight-years-old. He came across as an astute young man, wise beyond his years with a love for watches.

Twitter was alight last night when he appeared back on stage with three other memorable characters from the Toy Show, singer Ashely Tubridy and budding fashion guru, Douglas Oman.

People’s reaction

Recounting his time and the reaction he got, John Joe, now 12-years-old, said it was something that was “really sensational” adding that he was really stunned about how people reacted and how people still remember him today. He said he “treasured it for that reason”.

John Joe dropped a bombshell however when he revealed he no longer wanted to be a horologist.

“I have reviewed that thought and I still want to be a horologist but as an everyday job I think I might lose the interest, because when you have a good few clocks on a deadline to repair it sort of becomes a chore” adding that he loves horology so much he wouldn’t want to see that happening.

New career path

He said he has set his sights on auctioneering stating that it is something that is “very enjoyable”.

AshleyTubridy also delighted the audience recounting how she got to play at Niall Horan’s birthday party and was surprised by Ryan Tubridy when he said she had been asked to play at the ChildLine concert this year.

Douglas also showed that he might have a future career as a TV presenter when he read to camera about how you go about applying if you want to be on the Late Late Toy Show this year.

If you missed it, here is a clip from last night’s show:


But if you want to see John Joe back when it was all about horology, here you go:


Read: 6 memorable moments from 50 years of the Late Late Show>

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