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John Joe, junior culchies and a fright for PK: The Late Late Toy Show’s best bits

It’s not the working-with-kids bits that Toy Show hosts need to be wary off – adults, kamikaze balloons and turkeys are the ones to watch out for.

WE’RE SENTIMENTAL TYPES here at and we’ll definitely be tuning in to tonight’s Late Late Toy Show – in fact, we hope you’ll join us here for the liveblog.

But can the Toy Show ever yield another child horologist as fascinating as John Joe Brennan from Roscommon? We really don’t think so…

Last year also featured the Junior Culchie of the Year, Mark McSharry from Co Cavan:

Dustin the turkey tells Gaybo he’s “looking fierce shook”:

Words can’t physically injure though – unlike the unexpected popping of a balloon which appears to almost give Pat Kenny a stroke, here.

The best moment of the Toy Show years didn’t actually take place on the night itself. Remember this moment, when a well-spoken competition winner turned down tickets from Pat Kenny to the Toy Show? How COULD she…

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