We're counting down to Friday's Late Late Toy Show with our favourite moments from down the decades. See if you agree!

10. Nanny Pat's cameo (2019)
A gem from last November - Leitrim eight-year-old Tom Cullen and his Nanny Pat. Tom told Ryan about Nanny Pat's dinners, her knitting and, of course, the chats. He even revealed that he had a personalised jigsaw of her! So what better a Toy Show treat than to bring Nanny Pat on to the show as a surprise guest? We all wanted a hug from her too!

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9. Sophia's supreme show of strength (2019)
Wow. Dublin youngster Sophia Maher gave the Toy Show its most important moment last year with an anti-bullying message that spoke to, and for, a better Ireland. "Don't let the bullies stop the things... from doing the things you want to do," said Sophia. "And life would just suck if everybody was the same." There wasn't a dry eye in the studio, or at home.

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8. Pat and Oisín (2000)
They say never work with children or animals, and Oisín the dog really proved that point when he appeared on the Toy Show 20 years ago. Brought onstage to prove that canine intelligence is superior to artificial intelligence, Oisín seemed more interested in investigating a toy polar bear than giving the paw. Hey, it was his big night! 

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7. Zig & Zag and Dustin soak Gay (1991)
Leave it to them! Amid shouts of "You in the Pound Shop jumper!" from Dustin, Gay welcomed his troika of toy testers to the show in 1991. Oddly enough, chaos ensued. Zig & Zag showed "Mr Byrne, Your Majesty" a number of dolls, before ungraciously drenching their host with The Super Soaker 50! A sodden Gay then turned to the audience and said: "It was probably the most amusing thing on the show, wasn't it?" They agreed. His revenge was sweet - and soaking!

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6. Any craic? (2012)
What is it about little lads on tractors on the Toy Show? Alex Meehan dazzled in the style stakes in his farmer's cap, bright blue Ray Bans and Christmas jumper, but it was the awkward comedy created by his interaction with the host that really stole the show. Shy Alex burst into a spiel as Gaeilge but seemed to panic when Tubs tried to continue the conversation, giving him a one-word answer and pedalling swiftly away. 

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5. Domhnall Meets his favourite footballer (2013)
When football-mad Domhnall Ó Confhaol from Connemara appeared on the Toy Show in 2013, his hero Robbie Keane was recovering from an operation on his Achilles tendon. Ryan asked Domhnall what he would say to the Irish captain if he could speak to him. "I'd hope he'd be better quick, because I think we really need him for the 2016 Euros...he's like the main man for us," said Domhnall. Cue Robbie hobbling onstage with crutches in tow, leaving the cherub-cheeked eight-year-old completely speechless. Bless.

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4. Imelda May's Late Late debut (1986)
"We start with a charming group from The Liberties in Dublin," said Gay on the Toy Show 34 years ago [gulp]. "They are winners of the Young Entertainers Competition three years in succession." Among them was star of the future Imelda May (on the right below, holding the lantern), who showed her ability to hold a tune with a cover of Boney M's Mary's Boy Child. Twenty-three years later, Imelda May would be back as a solo artist in her own right. As the song says, it started on the Late Late Show!

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3. Toby attempts to ignore Girls Aloud (2003)
Wicklow native Toby Kane won the Junior Stars in their Eyes competition at the Wicklow Regatta Festival in 2003, and wanted to further demonstrate his singing skills on the Toy Show, performing Girl's Aloud's cover of Jump. However, he seemed a bit perturbed when the group sneaked onstage, looking like he might burst into tears and shaking his head when Pat Kenny asked if he wanted to chat to them. Poor Toby!

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2. Ed Sheeran surprises his biggest fan (2014)
It's always great when kids get to meet their heroes, but it's always better on the Toy Show! Aimee Keogh got the shock of a lifetime on the Toy Show when, in the middle of performing a karaoke version of an Ed Sheeran song, the man himself crept up behind her to join in. Aimee screamed, then looked like she was going to cry with joy, exclaiming "I'm hysterical, oh my God." What a cutie.

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1. Home is the hero (2017)
The best Toy Show moment ever? In this of all years, we think so. Brother and sister Adam and Kayla Burke got the best surprise of all when they were reunited with their dad, who was based in Mali with the Defence Forces. We just couldn't deal, and neither could Tubs

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