Patrick Kielty reveals The Late Late Toy Show theme for 2023 2 months ago

Patrick Kielty reveals The Late Late Toy Show theme for 2023

By Anna Martin

The team behind the annual show have gone for an absolute classic.


The Toy Show night is here and at last, we have a theme!

And this year the team behind the Toy Show’s Christmas magic went for an absolute classic.

Host Patrick Kielty announced that they decided to draw inspiration from the beloved Christmas flick Elf.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment on the set of tonight’s show he said:


“Elf is an absolute Christmas classic and sitting down to watch it with all the family has become a big Christmas tradition in our house and I can’t wait to let Buddy and the elves loose in the Toy Show Workshop tonight.

“We’ve got some amazing kids, wonderful toys and lovely surprises coming your way. I really hope you have as much fun watching as we are going to have making it!”


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Patrick Kielty reveals The Late Late Toy Show theme for 2023


Kielty won’t be doing things alone and will have loads of help from the children, as well as a few very special guests.

The presenter will be joined by Santa, Leon the Snowman, Papa Elf, and workshop elves to make the night as magical as possible.

The crew will travel through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, past the sea of twirly-swirly gumdrops, and journey through the Lincoln Tunnel for the most iconic night on Irish television.

The 52-year-old host from Dundrum, Co. Down, will be hosting his very first Toy Show at 9.35pm and to say he’s excited would be an understatement.


“It is definitely one of the reasons [you take the Late Late job] until you get very close to the show itself and you realise it’s probably the reason you shouldn’t have taken the job!” he said.

“But to be walking out tonight and hosting this show, it’s a big deal for me and a big deal for my family and I know it’s a big deal for everyone watching so definitely, 100% a reason for hosting the Late Late.”

On last week's Late Late, meanwhile, an emotional Patrick Kielty revealed the one message he had for those tuning into this year's Toy Show.

Speaking directly to camera, he stated: "To all the kids who are watching tonight and are going to be watching next week and to all those let loose in the studio, one little sentence: 'Go easy on me.' I can't wait."

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