TV3 are now into the second year of their annual Toy Show, which we all know won't hold the same place in our hearts as the Late Late version, but sure for kids, toys are toys.
Last year, Brian McFadden and Xpose's Karen Koster presented the inaugural show, however, TV3 have now decided to go in a different direction and have announced that former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh will be taking over presenting duties alongside Brian Ormond.
Speaking about hosting ‘The TV3 Toy Show’ Maria said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for me. I’ve always dreamed of being a part of a toy show. When TV3 approached me I was over the moon and I just thought this was right up my alley and something I could bring a lot of energy to and have loads of fun in the process. I love everything about Christmas and the magic it brings to children; I’m really looking forward to playing with all the kids and toys!"
Brian Ormond said: “I’ve worked on a lot of great shows but I’ve always wanted to host a Toy Show. I’m a bit of a big kid myself so when TV3 approached me I was absolutely thrilled. I’m looking forward to getting into the Christmas spirit".
And what of Brian and Karen?
Well Karen Koster has since had a baby and is now working at TV3 on a part-time basis, and what about the Brian switch-up? A spokesperson for TV3 told the Herald; "We just wanted to go with someone new. He wasn't axed, we hadn't considered him for the role this year."
Yes, not even being considered, that's, eh, much better.
'The TV3 Toy Show’ will air Friday 20th November at 9pm on TV3. Will you be watching?