Ryan Tubridy says that this year's Toy Show will be the 'biggest one' ever 8 months ago

Ryan Tubridy says that this year's Toy Show will be the 'biggest one' ever

Preparations are well underway!

The Late Late Toy Show is one of the most exciting times of the year - and it's coming so soon.

It's safe to say every man, woman and child tunes into the show, because whether you're buying toys or not, it's still gas craic to watch (if you're watching it with just adults there's always a few fun drinking games going around).

Ryan has promised that this year's show is going to be the "biggest one to date" so it's safe to say we're getting excited.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One this morning, the presenter said:

"It's hard to believe it's only five or six weeks away. This year's show is arguably the biggest one to date.

"We discussed the opening number at a meeting yesterday."

The theme will remain a secret for now but is usually announced a few weeks before the Toy Show airs.

Last month, he explained to Her:

"I have a theme for the Toy Show, yes I do. We generally come up with the theme for the Toy Show after the [previous year's] show ends."

He added that he had a "good idea" of what would differentiate this year's Late Late Toy Show from last year's - and it's all down to a story he heard over the summer.

Keen to not give too many details away, he continued:

"I should be a bit vague about this, as it's too far away and I don't want to give anything away.

"I met somebody during the summer and they told me a nice story of their dad being on the Late Late Show with Gay Byrne some years ago.

"It had to do with her father, whose a good vintage now, and computer games - which I don't like, but we show them on the show anyways.

"Something started to percolate in my head. The theme started percolating in my head, and I thought, 'I think we know where we're going to go now.'

"We're going to have fun - [but] we always have fun on the Late Late Toy Show."

Time to put on our detective hats and figure out these clues - the countdown is officially on.