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01st May 2020

Ryan Tubridy gives Toy Show 2020 update as bosses try to ‘figure out’ what to do

James Fenton

Ryan Tubridy has been telling listeners to his radio show that he and his team are trying to “figure out” how the Late Late Toy Show will go ahead this year.

Consistently the most-watched show on RTE every year, some uncertainty has crept into to Toy Show planning for 2020. Usually taking place on the last Friday of November or the first Friday of December, Ryan has suggested that he can’t be sure if we’ll have seen the last of the current Covid-19 health crisis by then.

He told listeners on his RTE Radio One Show that “We’ve been meeting about it and talking about it and trying to figure it all out. It’s going to be a very interesting experience because I think Christmas 2020 isn’t going  look all that different to summer 2020.”

He continued: “Look, elephant in the room, bring in the elephant! Bring him in, bring him in. Yeah, widen the door. Tomorrow we’re all waiting for the news, aren’t we?”

Ryan was referring to Leo Varadkar’s expected announcement on the extension of social distancing restrictions later today. Current restrictions run out on May 5 but the Taoiseach has indicated that they could go on for another few weeks at least.

An ‘elephant in the room’ is something that wouldn’t be out of place on a Toy Show really so maybe Ryan was hinting at some ideas if this year’s show does go ahead as normal? We’ll have to wait and see.

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