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Late Late Toy Show applications extended by a week

Story by John Donohoe

Friday, 22nd September, 2017 10:27am

Late Late Toy Show applications extended by a week

Aimee Keogh met Ed Sheeran on the Late Late Toy Show.

The deadline to get applications in to be part of the cast for this year’s Late Late Toy Show has been extended by another seven days, it was announced today.

Young performers now have until Friday, September 29th to get their applications in.

The final push for auditionees comes as the Late Late Toy Show team prepares to travel across the country to meet the best and brightest of young talent to perform on Irish television’s biggest night.

The Late Late Toy Show will travel to Cork, Galway and Mullingar in late October for regional auditions as they search for the stars of this year’s show. The team are looking for boys and girls from all over the country to help make this year's Toy Show a truly magical event.

Auditions are invitation only so it is vital that any young person who thinks they have a special talent perfect for the Toy Show gets their application in now.

Late Late Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy said: "I am really looking forward to hitting the road again and taking the Toy Show to the kids who make it such essential viewing. We have unearthed some brilliant performers on our previous trips around Ireland but I'm absolutely positive that there are still some real gems to be discovered."  

Late Late Toy Show producer Nigel Power said: “The Late Late Toy Show has brought us some incredible moments and exceptional performances by kids from all over the country, and this year we’re looking for a brand new constellation of stars to shine on the night. We have already been inundated with applications from incredibly talented young people but we want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to take part, hence, we are extending the deadline for applications. You might be a singer, a dancer, a magician, a book lover or an inquisitive type who wants to be a toy tester. Whatever your talent is, ultimately, we’re looking for kids who are individuals with great personalities and up for helping Ryan Tubridy entertain the nation.”

Appearing on The Late Late Toy Show is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and something that participants never forget. Down through the years, the young people who have appeared on the show have been involved in some classic TV moments like rapping farmer Fionn, John Joe the horologist, and Domhnall meeting his idol Robbie Keane. And who could forget the moment that Ed Sheeran surprised 11-year-old Aimee Keogh, leaving her speechless?

Now 14-years-old, Aimee has some advice for anyone planning on auditioning for the show: “Be yourself. Don't try to put on an act. Just be who you want to be. I auditioned twice, the first year I didn’t get the call but,when I did get onto the show, I remember my Mam's face when she came into my room to tell me. We were so excited. It's every kid’s dream to be on the Toy Show. The atmosphere on the night was amazing, even in rehearsals. It’s indescribable. I'm delighted I got to experience it.” 


 To apply: 

- download the application form at
- record a short video of yourself doing what you do best (singing, dancing, making things disappear, whatever it is) 
- put that video on a DVD or USB key
- Send your application to The Late Late Toy Show Auditions, PO Box 170, RTÉ, Dublin 4 and the Toy Show elves will take it from there!


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