The Late Late Toy Show is a must-watch for the family every year, and we love the fact that kids take centre-stage on the night.


Each year without fail, the Toy Show kids always provide cute, funny and heartwarming moments. Who can forget adorable John Joe, the horologist; rapping farmer Fionn, or little Domhnall meeting Robbie Keane?


The deadline for applications to be on this year’s Toy Show has just been extended by another week. So, if your little one wants to show off their talents or test out the latest toys, then this is their chance.


Auditions are invitation-only, so it’s important to apply soon.



The Toy Show team will be travelling across Ireland to hold regional auditions for this year’s cast. They will be holding auditions in Cork, Mullingar and Galway.


To apply, all you need to do is download the application form at, and record a short video of your child performing their talent. Save this on a DVD or USB key, and send your application to: The Late Late Toy Show Auditions, PO Box 170, RTÉ, Dublin 4.


The Toy Show elves will take it from there!


Late Late Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy is already excited about the big night.



He 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: "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."



Aimee Keogh, 14, met her idol Ed Sheeran on the show when she was 11, and has some great advice for anyone thinking of auditioning.


“Be yourself. Don't try to put on an act. Just be who you want to be," Aimee says.


"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.”