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29 November 2019 22:39

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FORMER Fair City star Johnny Ward has shared a throwback of himself on the Late Late Toy Show ahead of tonight's Christmas special. The Dancing With The Stars runner up took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of himself as a child on the hit RTE show. 2 Johnny shared a throwback to when he was on the Toy Show as a kid 2 Johnny is best known for playing Ciaran on Fair City Credit: Garrett White - The Sun He said: "This day 24 years ago on @rteone #thetoyshow." Fans of the stars flocked to the comment section to support him. Steve Kehoe said: "You haven't changed a bit apart from a bit facial hair." Siobhan Clifford added: "OMG... That's literally how I remember you." His former pro dance partner Emily Barker left a smiley face in the comments.

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DANCE PARTNERS This comes after fans of Johnny speculated he might be dating Emily after they both shared matching festive snaps. Following his split with long term girlfriend Rachel Tracey back in April, Johnny had fans wondering if he and Emily may be together after they both posted snaps together online. Emily is also recently single after splitting with Love Island's Curtis Pritchard back in January who has since moved on with fellow Islander Maura Higgins. Johnny captioned the photo of the pair with a Christmas tree and heart emoji along with an Ireland flag and tagged the location to Dublin. Emily shared a similar photo of the two of them captioned: "Feeling festive." MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ clocked on Horology fan JohnJoe Brennan looks back on Toy Show appearance 10 years on SAY NOTHING Kris Jenner 'gagged' Caitlyn to stop her sharing 'humiliating' family secrets 'ABOUT TIME' Fair City fans absolutely thrilled that Will's reign of terror is finally over Spoiler WILL BREAKS DOWN Will's finally outed on RTE's Fair City as he shows his true colours Exclusive REALITY TV BECKONS?

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With her car crash marriage, is Jacqueline Jossa the new Kerry Katona? happy family Aoibhin Garrihy shares first family snap since birth of new baby girl Líobhan The Toy Show is back tonight with the theme this year earlier revealed as Frozen. While there will be a special tribute to late host Gay Byrne in a festive special "tinged with sadness", Tubs said the Frozen extravaganza will still be full of fun. Follow the Irish Sun's live blog for all the action as it happens. The wait is over, the Late Late Toy Show is finally here. Households across the country will be tuning in to enjoy the fun and games as Ryan Tubridy meets a host of eager young toy testers. This year's theme is based on Frozen and will see the Late Late set transformed into an incredible winter wonderland. Speaking about this year's theme, Tubs told RTE: "This year we are getting back to basics with more of a festive and Christmassy theme. "The opening gives the essence of the entire show and it will be wrapped festively in warmth, joy and humour." Ryan will be taking on the role of loveable snowman Olaf and says his costume is the most "outrageous" yet. And he promised there'll be "a lot of goof" this year. Viewers may also be treated to a celebrity guest appearance, with Ed Sheeran joining the fun in recent years. A tribute to the late Gay Byrne will also be incorporated due to his role in making the Toy Show a huge success. Ryan told The Irish Mirror: "Of course, we are all thinking about Gay Byrne and we are going to remember him on the Toy Show. "Of course we will be marking him. I mean Gay started this and obviously we miss him and he was who I watched when I was a boy and so many people watching did." Tubs added that he the show will act as an escape for those less fortunate this Christmas, who will be watching from hotel rooms and other forms of emergency accomodation. The RTE star who recently helped out with St Vincent De Paul's Christmas appeal said: "There is a message in the show which is family and [that is] the point of the show, whatever class of family you are in, whether that is blended or unblended (sic), functional or dysfunctional, of any creed or colour or anything like that. "A little girl said to me on the radio this morning, she is in a blended family and she said something very beautiful. "She said, 'It is not about blood it is about love' and that's the message. "Sit on the couch, enjoy each other's company and remember these are what dreams and memories are made of because there are people who aren't there now and people who won't be there in the future, so love each other and enjoy the show together." How to follow the Irish Mirror on social media You can like our main Facebook page here. Our Irish Mirror Sports page - which brings you all your Irish and UK sports news - can be found here. You can also check out our Irish Mirror GAA sports page. The Irish Mirror Twitter account is @IrishMirror while our sports account is @MirrorSportIE. Our Instagram account can be found here. How can I watch the Late Late Toy Show? You can tune in tonight, Friday, November 29th on RTÉ One at 9.35pm. And those living away from home need not fret as the show will be available to watch live worldwide on the RTE Player online or via the app. Follow our live blog for all the excitement as it happens.