The Late Late Toy Show has extended its request for participants beyond the shores of Ireland for the first time.

The popular Christmas show attracts huge audiences annually and provides a snap shot of the trends and interests of children in the particular year. Each year the show is filled with talented child performers from all over Ireland.

This year any child in the world who wishes to be considered for participation, with the necessary permissions of their guardians, can get in touch here.

Speaking about extending the show beyond Ireland, host Ryan Tubridy said: "To all the children, the Irish children particularly around the world, this is your year because for the first time in Toy Show history, we're going global.

"We're going to invite children from around the world to take part  for one very special performance. It's been a tough year for you, we know, and I know there's a lot of grandparents, lots of aunties, lots of uncles who are back home and they miss you very, very much and they'd love to see you on the Toy Show. We're looking for international singers and international dancers to audition."

The closing date to apply is Monday, September 28.