Frozen is the inspiration behind this year's Late Late Toy Show, with Ryan Tubridy promising his "most outrageous" opening number yet on Friday night on RTÉ One. 

"There will be a lot of goof this year and that will be obvious as soon as I step out in the most outrageous of costumes," the host said as he put the finishing touches on his 11th Toy Show.

Getting carried away with all the fun

"It involves a very toothy grin...even my own weren't sufficient for the occasion!"

The stars of the show, 200 young singers, performers and toy demonstrators from around the country, will be helping Ryan on the loveliest TV night of the year, with "incredible surprises and special guest appearances" in store. There will also be a "special nod" to the late Gay Byrne.

Two-hundred stars will be shining on the night

Ryan has promised that Toy Show fans at home and abroad "will get a sense of family, drawing from Anna and Elsa in Frozen and Frozen 2". 

"A lot of the emphasis this year is on family and coming together and gathering to watch the show, as they have done for decades. It's not a picture perfect portrayal of family, because every family is different, and they come in all shapes and sizes. 

"This year, viewers will get a sense of family, drawing from Anna and Elsa in Frozen and Frozen 2"

"It doesn't matter; once you are there together and are happy and surrounded by people you love, that's what it's all about. People of all ages, sizes and walks of life come together.

"I'm asking everyone to put down their phone or tablet for two hours and talk about the show with each other."

Ahead of the show, children from Jack and Jill Children's Foundation, Laura Lynn - Ireland's Children's Hospice and Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin and Temple Street have enjoyed a sneak peek at the Toy Show set and have played with the toys. 

All the toys will be donated to charity, with the full list of toys featured available on www.rte.ie/lifestyle when the curtain comes down on the Toy Show for another year. 

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The Late Late Toy Show, Friday, RTÉ One, 9:35pm and worldwide on the RTÉ Player.