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This little Cavan legend applied for a job on the Toy Show, and landed it

Charlie might just be the Toy Show’s biggest fan.

hammer Source: Breege Reilly/RTÉ

NINE-YEAR-OLD Charlie Brunton from Mountnugent in Cavan is a super Late Late Toy Show fan.

In fact, not a week goes by that he doesn’t catch up on some old Toy Show footage, watching clips on YouTube or revisiting some of his old recordings.

It was during one of his recent Toy Show binges that he decided he’d  like a go at helping behind the scenes at this year’s broadcast.

His mam Breege says:

He looked at the muscles on his arms and decided they were definitely ready for that job! When I was rushing out to work one morning he produced a sealed envelope and asked me to write Ryan Tubridy’s address. I hastily spelled Donnybrook, Dublin 4 for him and posted it. Every so often he would ask ‘did Ryan Tubridy ring me?’.


Breege says Charlie is handy with a hammer and is fascinated by what goes on behind the scenes on television.

RTÉ took a look at his job application and decided he was the man for the job, so this Friday he’ll be ‘working’ behind the scenes at the Toy Show. We’ll also get to see him chatting to Ryan about his new role on the crew.

Charlie’s mam says that he was “speechless” when he heard the news.

After getting the call I finished work early to pick him up from school to tell him the big news. He was speechless driving home. Then the phone calls and messages started and it hasn’t stopped since. He still doesn’t believe he will be on it. He has become a local celebrity. Everyone in our rural parish knows.

The family tape the Toy Show every year, and Charlie watches it on repeat well into the spring. This Friday’s show will be extra special, and his three teenage brothers will be having a party at home to cheer him on in his first day on the job.

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