Not living in Ireland? Don't worry you can still watch The Late Late Toy Show live on the RTÉ Player. And if for any reason you miss it on Friday, you can catch up on demand.

The Late Late Toy Show, one of the most-watched TV events in Ireland, will be available for families around the world to watch on RTÉ Player on Friday (November 26) at 9:35pm (Irish Standard Time).

This unique cultural phenomenon, which first aired on RTÉ in the early 1970s, is a stand-out childhood highlight for generations of Irish people and continues to attract record audiences every year.

It started as a half-hour slot at the end of The Late Late Show, designed to give parents an idea of what toys were in the shops for Christmas while their children were asleep. It soon became a one-night show in its own right, complete with children toy-testers and performers. It was initially presented by Gay Byrne until Pat Kenny took over in 1999 and then Ryan Tubridy in 2009.

For Irish families living abroad, this much-loved tradition can be passed on to the next generation with The Late Late Toy Show being available to watch live and on-demand on RTÉ Player, across desktop, mobile for a whole year after it airs!

Ryan Tubridy said: "You may not live in Ireland but thanks to the RTÉ Player you can come 'home' and watch The Late Late Toy Show with your family and friends live on Friday night.

"It’s one of my favourite shows of the year and it promises to be as fun and entertaining as ever. So tune in wherever you are."

Watch this year's The Late Late Toy Show on Friday, November 26 at 9.35pm, RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.