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The Late Late Toy Show: Irish TV favourite 'had to keep going'

Reported by lily | November 29th, 2020 @ 12:46 AM

The Late Late Toy Show: Irish TV favourite 'had to keep going

Ireland's Late Late Toy Show will get people laughing again when it is broadcast on Friday night, according to its presenter Ryan Tubridy.

The iconic RTÉ Christmas TV special will go ahead in spite of the pandemic, with a Roald Dahl theme.

Ryan Tubridy said the show was a tribute to resilience in the face of the "existential threat" of coronavirus.

The show has run for 45 years, with Tubridy at the helm for 11.

The Republic of Ireland is five weeks into a six-week lockdown, during which people are living under the government's highest level of public health restrictions.

An earlier theme for the TV show was scrapped when the pandemic hit in March and plans were redrawn with each lockdown.

Tubridy added: "Only for grit, determination, diligence and an absolute need to keep the show on the road for the Irish children at home and abroad, we wouldn't be here today talking.

"We'd be running a movie [instead]. But we weren't going anywhere; we weren't having any of it and we just had to keep going.

"To have an existential threat on the most joyful programme of the year - of all the years, 2020 - was desperate."

This year it will be available globally with the aim of bringing comfort to Irish expats everywhere.

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