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30th Nov 2020

Listen carefully, Tubs says he didn’t use the F-bomb on live TV… as Toy Show Appeal donations top €6.4million

Paddy McKenna

He was speaking on his RTÉ Radio 1 morning show.

Late Late Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy says he did not actually drop an f-bomb during a segment of the show on Friday night.

The TV host said that his phone had “melted down” after Friday night’s Late Late Toy Show and most of the messages were about his Fanta faux-pas.

Speaking on his RTÉ Radio 1 morning show, he revealed that he had not, in fact, used an F-bomb:

“It wasn’t an F-bomb, it was a B-bomb,” he told listeners.

“If you listen carefully, it’s a word that rhymes with ‘pollocks’ and not anything else.”

Tubridy was having a mini-meal with Abbie when the Fanta bottle malfunction happened.

He also said that the Toy Show Appeal had topped €6.4million in donations, money he described as “changing lives for years to come”.

The Late Late Show host also revealed that Limerick brothers, Patrick and John Collison, the founders of payment processing platform giant, Stripe, personally got involved on Friday night to help cope with the scale of generosity and expanded their capacity for donations.