Ryan Tubridy has revealed that there are changes coming to this year's Late Late Toy Show including a move from its traditional slot in late November to early December.

Tubs, who was speaking at the launch of the new Autumn TV schedule earlier this week, said the switch is being made to bring the show closer to the festive season.

He also said that the Toy Show, which is traditionally one of the most watched shows of the year on RTÉ, will be going back on the road in search of talent following last year's successful regional auditions which he said took away some of the Dublin bias from previous years.

"I am very excited - we're taking the Late Late Toy Show on the road because it worked for us last year," he said. "We travelled around the country finding kids that weren't from Dublin and we enjoyed doing that because it felt more inclusive."

After all who could forget the rapping farmer, Fionn, who enthralled the nation with his sick rhymes or tractor-enthusiast Michael from Tipperary who gave us the catchphrase of the year "Fear the Deere".

This year's Toy Show will now move to December 2nd, instead of its traditional broadcast at the end of November, so it should feel extra Chrismassy.

Ryan says the move makes sense as "to me....even though it was the end of November, always felt bit Novembery."

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Here's a sneak peek at some of the new shows on RTÉ One.

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