The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey receives its world premiere in the early hours of Wednesday November 28, Irish time, and you can watch the stars and red carpet glamour on RTÉ TEN.

The premiere is taking place in Wellington, New Zealand and begins at 2:50am Irish time on Wednesday November 28.

Among those in attendance will be stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, the Company of Dwarves and director Peter Jackson.

The entire show will be replayed in the player below once the live show ends.

For the chance to win tickets to the Irish premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, click here.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in Irish cinemas on Thursday December 13.