Hundreds of Irish people were turned away from attending the Late Late Show special in London.
The highly anticipated show had sent out applications to appear in the audience months ago.
But it turns out it was on a first come first served basis, so many weren’t able to get a seat.
This can happen regularly in the UK for big TV shows, as broadcasters always overbook in case people don’t show up.
A spokesperson for ticketing site Applause Store said the demand for tickets had been “unprecedented” and that there was a “higher-than-normal” amount of people queueing to get in.
Taking to social media, many of those who were left without a seat shared their frustration with the ticketing system on the night.
So the @RTELateLateShow have oversubscribed their show that much that they have just turned away 100's including my disabled mother who never leaves the house that I brought for her birthday absolute disgrace when you are telling people to arrive for 8PM
— Dan O'Connell (@dan_o_1989) October 12, 2018
Can’t let this go. #RTE #LateLateShowLondon let lots of #IrishInLondon down with a fiasco of a booking arrangement by #ApplauseStore so that hundreds of us – including Roses of Tralee – who queued for 3 hours weren’t able to get in despite having tickets. All we needed was info https://t.co/PeqLWRYDVD
— Cat Sullivan (@CNSCathriona) October 13, 2018
A shambles. Queued for 2.5 hours @RTELateLateShow, constantly told we would get in, hundreds turned away with no apology. @RTEPress staff were rude. Overscribing essential but not like this with elderly & pregnant women. What London Irish community? @ApplauseStoreUK @rtenews pic.twitter.com/ASfdyJBOAW
— Pádraig Prendergast (@prendergast) October 12, 2018