Rugby legend Donncha O'Callaghan is hosting a new family entertainment show for RTÉjr, it has been announced.

Donncha's Two Talented showcases Irish kids aged 5 to 9 year olds singing and dancing, but there's a hilarious and potentially mortifying twist, every child must convince a grown-up to duet with them on the show!

The show will air on RTÉjr weekdays from Monday, October 8 and will also air on RTÉ One from this Saturday.

Donncha O'Callaghan hosting talent show for RTÉjr

The upcoming season of programming for RTÉjr will also include a new science series for 5 to 7 year olds called Let's Find Out.

Also kicking off next Monday, it is set on the space-ship Curiosity, a travelling laboratory captained by alien puppet Zoom, ably assisted by presenter/scientists Mark Langtry and Ciara Murphy.

Mark, a physicist, and Ciara, a biochemist, together will explore science questions posed by children.

New science show for kids kicking off on RTÉjr on Monday October 8

The animated series Peek Zoo follows the hilarious adventures of zookeeper Mr. Peek (played by actor Michael McElhatton) and his two children, Jimmy and Violet, as they look after the loud colourful animals of Peek Zoo.  

With a warm and engaging cast of characters, humans and animals, we embark on a series of hilarious adventures that will make children laugh, think and learn, with problems to solve and mysteries to unravel.

Fun-filled world of Peek Zoo coming to RTÉjr

A new travel series, JourneyCam, began in September and viewers can catch its second outing in October.

Filmed by, and featuring children from all over Ireland, JourneyCam takes a closer look at the way the built environment works and the way children interact with the world as they go about their daily journeys. 

Meanwhile, in Wild Kids, teams of nature-mad kids join wildlife experts Kealan Doyle, Ciara Dolan, Sarah Sarsfield and John Lusby to explore different habitats up and down the country from coast to city, discovering the plants, animals, bugs and bees that live around us.

Returning series include MyaGo, the ever-popular animated series for pre-school children and the magic show abraKIDabra.

Suzanne Kelly, RTÉ Group Head of Children's and Young People's Programming, said: "I am very proud to be associated with the quality and variety of content that our talented independent producers have created for our autumn 2018 schedule.

"There really is something for everyone - top class animation, high-energy and heart-warming entertainment, science, nature, travel and wonderful comedic storytelling. Programmes that entertain, engage and enthral. So snuggle up this autumn with RTÉjr!"

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