Late Late Show producers have said that audition tapes from prospective performers for this year's Toy Show will be be viewed despite the industrial dispute at An Post.

Earlier this week, the Toy Show issued a call out to budding entertainers to submit their audition tapes for a chance to appear on this year’s edition of the festive favourite with October 5 the deadline for entries.

However, following news of the industrial dispute at An Post, Toy Show producer Katherine Drohan has moved to reassure would-be stars hoping to secure a coveted berth on the show who have not sent in their audition tape in yet that all is not lost.

“If you live in Dublin and can drop your audition tape to RTE please do and we’ll get it into the system," she said. "If you don’t, then record your audition, fill in your application form and hold on to the envelope. Once An Post say it’s safe to do so, post your application to us and we’ll make sure everything we receive is viewed.

"If we need to put on extra auditions, we will. We want to get the best talent and the Toy Show elves are not going to let this stop them.”

The invite-only auditions will take place at four locations around the country - Cork (October 12), Athlone (October 13) and Sligo (October 14) with Dublin to follow on October 19. To be in with a chance of featuring on the show, performers’ parents must download an application form and send it in, along with a DVD or USB key of their child or group in action.

Application forms are available here and should be sent, when it is safe to do so, along with the DVD or USB key, to: Late Late Toy Show, PO Box 170, RTÉ, Dublin 4. Please note that entries cannot be returned.