Top 10 best Late Late Toy Show moments of all time

Over the years, there have been some unforgettable moments from the beloved Late Late Toy Show. Enjoy a sense of nostalgia with these top ten best Late Late Toy Show moments of all time.

This Friday, 26 November, Ireland will sit down to enjoy a night of laughs, tears, and fun.

From heartwarming moments and barrels of laughs to children that make the country fall in love with them, there have been some absolutely incredible scenes.

Here are our top ten best Late Late Toy Show moments of all time that will get you in the spirit for the big day!

10. Deaf choir performance – a truly touching performance

The deaf choir performance was one of the best Late Late Toy Show moments ever.
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The performance of a rendition of ‘True Colours’by the Holy Family Junior Deaf Choir in 2017 touched the hearts of the nation.

This beautiful arrangement included children singing the words to the song. Then they remove their festive scarves to reveal their glow-in-the-dark hearts, truly warming our hearts!

9. Pat’s grand entrance – a blast from the past

Remember Pat entered on an elephant?
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Something that wouldn’t fly today but firmly secures itself as a memorable moment has to be Pat Kenny’s grand entrance in 2002.

Pat Kenny entered the studio while sitting on a live elephant to The Apprentice theme tune!

The fear on Pat’s face was evident across the country as he quickly clambered down off the creature.

8. A rapping farmer – an unexpected twist

The rapping farmer was one of the best Late Late Toy Show moments.
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The 2015 Toy Show has to feature amongst the best Late Late Toy Show moments of all time.

The eight-year-old Fionn Molloy stole the show when he performed a farm-inspired rap for Ryan. The nation quickly fell in love with his love of farming.

7. The fear – something we can all relate to

This poor kid was terrified of the audience.
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An often forgotten about moment from the Toy Show comes from the Gay Byrne era.

To the unfortunate surprise of one child who feared people dressing up, he came out on the show to see an audience dressed up.

The audience could feel the fear of this little child as he slowly backed away from Gay and hid at the edge of the stage.

6. A cohost – a Toy Show twist

One of the best Late Late Toy Show moments featured Fergal Smith.
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Suffering from the incurable middle child syndrome, Fergal Smith made his presenting debut on the Toy Show in 2013.

Dressed the same as Ryan Tubridy, Fergal discussed the struggles of being a middle child.

Fergal’s enthusiasm for presenting showed Ryan and the audience that the future of the Toy Show is safe!

5. Ignoring Girls Aloud – a cute throwback

One of the best Late Late Toy Show moments of all time had to be Toby ignoring Girls Aloud.
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Imagine being starstruck by your favourite band; well, this is what happened to Toby Kane back in 2003.

The five-year-old was showing the presenter at the time, Pat Kenny, how to use the karaoke machine when Girls Aloud appeared behind him.

Utterly awestruck, Toby was speechless and only nodded his head around the band.

4. A horologist – a memorable moment

We loved John-Joe Brennan.
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Back in 2009, the clock-loving John-Joe Brennan quickly gave us one of the best Late Late Toy Show moments of all time.

At just eight years old, he expressed his desire to become a horologist, a maker of clocks. His love of watches captivated the audience and made him a national treasure.

3. A family reunion – not a dry eye to be had

This family reunion was one of the best Late Late Toy Show moments ever.
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The Toy Show is the place where dreams are made, and this certainly was the case when Cork siblings Kayla and Adam were surprised by their dad.

Their dad, Sergeant Graham Burke, was in the army and serving his 6th tour overseas. Emerging from a box, tears were shed by children, Ryan and many of us at home.

2. Junior culchie of the year – a distinctly Irish moment

Who remembers junior culchie of the year?
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It wouldn’t be the Toy Show if a culchie didn’t make an appearance in some shape or form.

In 2009, Mark McSharry proudly walked on stage declaring that he was the junior culchie of the year.

Mark introduced Ryan to the notion of wearing a sack when going through the rushes to stop getting your knees wet.

1. A hug for you – one of the best Late Late Toy Show moments of all time

Adam King tops our list of best Late Late Toy Show moments of all time.
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No compilation of the best Toy Show moments would be complete without last year’s main man, Adam King.

Adam told Ryan of his dream to become a commander in NASA as he couldn’t be an astronaut due to his brittle bones.

Adam was also surprised by his favourite hospital porter, John Doyle, who is his own hero.

Wondering what to expect from this year’s show, check out our predictions here.