Come one, come all, it's only the theme reveal for this year's 'Toy Show'. And what a theme it is.

This year's 'Toy Show' theme is like no other - in that it's a whole host of books rolled into one. That's right, the one and only critically-acclaimed children's author Roald Dahl will be this year's theme..

Known for the likes of 'Matilda', 'The Twits', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and many more besides, this Friday's 'Toy Show' is pulling out all of the stops for us sitting at home.

With everything going on this year, we're lucky to be having a 'Toy Show' at all. We spoke to host Ryan Tubridy (who is seen pictured in a fantastically foxy get-up) at the launch of this year's special edition of the Irish tradition.

He told us, with this being his twelfth year of the show: "This is the dream theme for a bookish person like me, I've been talking about my love of reading since I was a little boy. I love 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and I'm rather enjoying being a fox for this opening because it's so different from what has gone before.

"What we have in store really captures The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl... everybody is welcome, it's going to be a night of nights in a year of years."

There are also plans for not one, but two musical numbers featuring this year's host. As well as kicking off the show from a pre-recorded segment filmed at the library of the Royal Irish Academy, Ryan will be joined by singers and dancers for a second musical break half-way through the show too.

When asked why the 'Toy Show' theme of Roald Dahl, who can oftentimes be seen as a dark author, Ryan said: "I think Roald Dahl is a perfect choice, because the world isn't' simple, the world isn't a fairytale. But the world is magical. And the world rewards goodness, and kindness, and beautiful children.

"Roald Dahl gets it. He always understood that children were beautiful, and adults should be taken on a case by case basis. They're tall, angular, they point their finger, and theyre always looking down their nose, because they are adults. but they're also troublesome, and children get that. Roald Dahl got that."

This year, expect some children to appear as they review toys live in studio, as well as Ryan getting to grips with video links to families across the world. There will be some mysterious special guests making appearances as well, along with a lot of festive fun with Ryan's marvellous medicine of tricks.

Get ready for this year's 'Late Late Toy Show' which begins at 9.35 pm on RTE One this Friday night.