PICS: Chaos In London As Crowds Left Standing Outside During 'Late Late Show' Special
There were a lot of angry people...
Ryan Tubridy and The Late Late Show hit the road last night and broadcast from London but of course you knew that because you were following our Insta stories...
While those inside appeared to have a great time listening to the likes of Graham Norton, Laura Whitmore and (ahem) Nigel Farage, there were some who never made it in at all.
People have been posting on social media citing an 'overbooking' which left a large proportion of the crowd standing outside.
A shambles. Queued for 2.5 hours @RTELateLateShow, constantly told we would get in, hundreds turned away with no apology. @RTEPress staff were rude. Overscribing essential but not like this with elderly & pregnant women. What London Irish community? @ApplauseStoreUK @rtenews pic.twitter.com/ASfdyJBOAW— Pádraig Prendergast (@prendergast) October 12, 2018
Late Late Show London carnage 🙈 pic.twitter.com/mWgDJIMLMG— Clodagh (@Doda127) October 12, 2018
Late Late Show London. Still hundreds of people waiting to be seated and no seats left!! pic.twitter.com/Jr7FxqY5YP— Clodagh (@Doda127) October 12, 2018
Cúineas he roared! The poor fella in charge of crowd control here -thousands gathered here at Westminster for The Late Late Show London broadcast@RTELateLateShow #FridayFeeling #thecraic pic.twitter.com/VU5Gi4DHB1— Doireann Gillan (@DoireannGillan) October 12, 2018
Regarding the issues, a spokesperson for RTÉ said: "Audience tickets for The Late Late Show in London were allocated and managed by UK based company Applause Store. Applause Store are ticket specialists for UK TV audiences.
"Tickets were allocated to applicants stating that it was not a guarantee of entry but seats would be allocated on the night on a first come first served basis.
"This is standard in UK TV audience management. However such was the demand for this one off show that more people were left disappointed than expected which is of course regrettable."
We wonder what passing Londoners thought of all the madness.