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Late Late Toy Show applications are now being accepted!

Late Late Toy Show applications are now being accepted!

It's almost that time of year again in Ireland!

Whether you're 5 or 50, joy spreads when you hear the words 'Late Late Toy Show'.

Applications are now open for this year's show for toy testers and performers on the night.

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Do you know a child who wants to be on this year's Toy Show?

Whether they sing, dance, have a hobby or just love to have a chat - The Late Late Toy Show wants to hear from you.

People can apply now, here on the website. 

All applicants must have permission from a parent or guardian.

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Speaking at the launch of the Late Late Toy Show, host Ryan Tubridy says "Bring us the stars and we will let them shine, I can assure you."

A massive €6.2million was donated by the Irish public to the Toy Show Appeal on the night of the show, €6.6million in total.

An open call was then made for children's charities to apply for a grant from the remaining funds, the distribution of which was managed by The Community Foundation for Ireland and Community Foundation Northern Ireland.

The money was spread across the country’s children’s charities, including Barnardos, Children’s Health Foundation and Children’s Books Ireland.

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Last year's show pulled on the heartstrings of people across the country as we were introduced to rising stars like Adam King and Saoírse Ruane.

Six-year-old Adam King appeared on the show with a handmade 'virtual hug' in the form of a heart with the words 'A hug for you' written inside, the drawing has been made into a card for charity, with special versions released on Valentine's Day and St Patrick's Day, one of which made its way to the White House in March.

Adam then received a personal letter from US president Joe Biden.

The St Patrick's Day card was delivered to Mr Biden by Taoiseach Micheál Martin who also wore a pin-version of the virtual hug during the two leaders' discussions on March 17th.

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