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16 of the best moments from the Late Late Toy Show

Evelyn Cusack = the hero the country needs right now.

WELL, THAT’S THE Toy Show over and done with for another year. Let’s recap.

The show was absolutely packed full of wonderful moments, but we’ve managed to select 16 of the very best.

1. Ryan Tubridy’s big song and dance in the opening number

The theme of the night was Beauty and the Beast, and the show kicked off with a 86 kid-strong rendition of Be Our Guest. Tubs played the part of Lumiére, and proved once again that he is an excellent sport. Bravo!

2. And little Chip, who stole the whole show

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3. Toy tester Christopher’s admirable rendition of Chopsticks on the Big floor piano


4. This little girl’s ‘lovely’ ‘song’

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Toy tester Lara told Tubs she had a song for him, then proceeded to trill:

My Little Pony, My Little Pony / Went to the stable, to die on a table

…Dark. Lara then became the first child to attack Tubs with a toy, which surprised no one:

5. When Johnny met his hero, Evelyn Cusack

Johnny is a HUGE fan of the weather, particularly RTÉ meteorologist Evelyn Cusack. And it just so happens that Evelyn was hanging around the RTÉ studios tonight…


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6. This absolute raft of kids doing a mental trad/Little Mix/breakdancing mash up

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If we had to estimate the number of kids on stage during this particular performance, we would have to say 1,000. Absolute carnage.

7. When the nation was told to “FEAR THE DEERE”

Michael the farmer from Tipp gave the country a new motto (and trending hashtag) in Fear The Deere. If we doubted that John Deere made the best tractors before, we certainly don’t now.

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8. Fionn, and his impeccable rap game

Fionn, also from Tipp and also a farmer, harbours aspirations to become a rapper. He dropped a FIRE rap then and there, charmed the country, and made us all want to buy his mixtape ASAP.

9. The kid who wore a suit of money, seemingly for no reason

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After quite some time, he explained he was dressed as Billionaire Boy (a character from one of David Walliams’ books), but people were extremely confused:

10. When Ryan and David Walliams very nearly shifted

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Celeb guest David Walliams gamely played Pie Face with Tubridy, the two bumped cream-covered noses, and the Toy Show very briefly became PG-13.

11. When people weren’t sure if this little girl was saying “UP THE RA!” or “UP THE DUBS!”

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We’re fairly confident, given the Dublin GAA strip and all, that she’s saying “UP THE DUBS!” But many, many people were given pause.

12. When we discovered that Ryan Tubridy LOVES bath bombs

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We’re not sure if we’ll ever rid ourselves of the image of Tubs enthusiastically flinging home-made bath bombs into a plastic bowl, roaring “I LOVE BATH BOMBS!! IT’S LIKE A GIANT BEROCCA!”

Never let him into a Lush store.

13. Leah and Noah Kirwan’s beautiful duet

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The brother-sister duo went viral earlier this year after Leah posted a video of them singing Noah’s favourite song, Titanium, on Facebook. Tonight, they took the duet to the Toy Show stage, and it was a truly special moment.

14. When Tubs asked a child if he liked “flutes and fizzle sticks”

Then made this face:

15. And then got the audience to chant “HAVE IT NOW” at a pregnant woman

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You could say he was feeling giddy.

16. And this enthusiastic kid, who closed out the show with a huge fall

The swaying was a bit too much for him. And for us. What a night.

Written by Valerie Loftus and posted on

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Fionn the rapping kid farmer is the absolute star of the Late Late Toy Show>

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