Ryan Toybridy; LATE LATE HOST SET FOR BIGGEST SHOW.
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IT'S the biggest TV show of the year and even presenter Ryan Tubridy Ryan Tubridy, (born 28 May 1973), is a television and radio presenter on Radio Telefís Éireann in Ireland. Early Life and Education
Ryan Tubridy was born in Blackrock, Dublin to Dr. Patrick Tubridy and Catherine Andrews. is counting down the minutes to the Late Late Toy Show.
This year promises once again to be a treat for kids of all ages - not least 36-year-old Ryan.
He said: "I'm extremely excited, I am finding it very hard to focus. It was very hard to host the radio show this morning, I am very distracted at the moment.
"If you open my head, it will just go, 'Wahoo!', it is unicorns and rainbows - it is everything the world isn't."
Last year's show att-racted an average of 1,199,000 viewers, making it the mostwatched programme across all the channels available in Ireland since 2001. This year, there will be performances from celebrity guests as well as from talented tots from all around the country - and of course lots and lots of toys.
But most of us will be tuning in tuning in,
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I would be very hopeful [they will sing]. They are the hottest property doing the rounds at the moment.
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"I haven't gone out one Saturday night since the show started because I am knackered, to be honest. I am exhausted.
"But I love sitting around with my little people and watching the X Factor and I don't think I really care any more now they are gone. They were the interest."
Boyband Westlife are also due to appear but Ryan was keeping tight-lipped.
Tubridy will be hoping the live show will go better than the rehearsals when the children were jumping all over him and he even managed to break some of the toys on set. He said that this year's show will be recessionfriendly, adding: "We hope to bring a splash of colour to a very grey world.
"It is essential for us to reflect the times we live in. We will be saying, 'here is a toy that is great value, here is a toy that won't be a problem for Santa to bring to you this Christmas'.
"And if it is a big toy and an expensive one, we will tell people.
"It is a tough being a child and an adult in 2009.
"It is bad enough with the ads constantly saying, 'buy me, buy me, buy me' and also the children of this generation have grown up accustomed to getting what they want. That has changed and we are acutely aware of that."
The dad of two said his eldest daughter, Ella, will be there to see her dad step into Gay Byrne and Pat Kenny's shoes for the event.
And he revealed predecessors Pat Kenny and Gay Byrne offered him words of wisdom about the toy show.
He added: "Both just said, 'Let the children shine'. They've given me great advice."
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