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Ireland’s favourite Gift Grub has been revealed.

Ian Dempsey and Mario Rosenstock have counted down the Top 20 Gifts of all time Live on Today FM, as voted by the Today FM listeners.

The special countdown show trended No. 1 all afternoon and with over 5,000 votes cast ‘Dry Your Eyes Becks’ has been crowned Ireland’s Favourite Gift Grub.

You can catch the countdown in full, complete with all the giddy commentary from Ian and Mario, by pressing play below!

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Here's the full list of the official Top 20 Gift Grubs from across the years. 

#20 - Gift Grub – Prime Time Seagulls Debate

Every year, the threat from those flying assassins seems to be getting worse. So back in 2014, Prime Time hosted a special show where they got the seagull's side of the story. Pure discrimination lads...

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#19 - Gift Grub – Forty Shades of Green

The Gift Grub crew got into the spirit of St Patrick's Day with their uniquely Irish take on 50 Shades of Grey - Forty Shades Of Green. Things got an-gnéasach...

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#18 - Gift Grub – Garda Breath Test

Garda Commissioner Noírín O'Sullivan came under fire back in 2017 after the Garda breath test scandal. And rightfully so. Such lies lads!

Gift Grub decided to get the Gardaí's point of view through the medium of rap. We sense a record deal on the horizon...

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#17 - Gift Grub – BOD Autobiography

2014 - The Test: My Autobiography - Brian Driscoll's best-selling autobiography described as 'Honest, gritty and thoughtful'. Gift created an audiobook with the help of ROG, Paul O'Connell, Brent Pope and many more. Featuring a host of home truths...

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#16 - Gift Grub – Leo & Kylie Letter

A couple of months back, Leo Varadkar's fan mail to Kylie Minogue went viral in the Irish media. But why so much fuss over a bit of Government headed paper?

Gift Grub did some snooping and got their hands on our Taoiseach's letters to the Aussie pop princess.

It's Stan vs Eminem all over again...

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#15 - Gift Grub – Bertie Convoy

With the truckers of Ireland were causing all kinds of trouble in the capital due to their dispute, Bertie did what he did best and found a way of getting on their side. He revved up his own lorry and defused the situation...

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#14 - Gift Grub – Michael D Meets Michael D

Six months prior to Michael D Higgins becoming president for the first time, Mario met with the minister at an Outside Broadcast in Galway. To honour the scholar, he wrote a special poem about Miggeldy's beloved Galway United. He also left a few lines for our Uachtairáin and he smashed it!...

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#13 - Gift Grub – Sir Alex In The Dressing Room

Remember Sir Alex Ferguson's dressing room bust-up? Well Gift got the blow dryer out and gave us a blast of what it was like the day all hell broke loose in Old Trafford....

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#12 - Gift Grub – World Cup Classroom

This Gift happened the morning Roy Keane exited the Irish camp in Saipan, before the news had actually broke. Mick McCarthy becomes his side's World Cup múinteoir ahead of their opening game against Cameroon. Roy was still pulling the strings though...

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#11 - Gift Grub – Michael D's Expenses

After president Higgins getting stick for allegedly stayed in a luxury five-star hotel in Switzerland in 2018, he finally responded to the rumours of his €3,000-a-night holiday, taking to Liveline to battle it out with members of the public...

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#10 - Gift Grub – Hector v Hector

He's one of Ireland's most famous Gaeilgeoirs and a ball of pure energetic craic. So imagine what two Hector Ó hEochagáins would be like? Mario surprised the Navan man live in studio and it was just as nuts as you'd expect. But could our listener tell the difference between 'Hector 1' agus 'Hector 2'?

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#9 - Gift Grub – Roy Meets Roy

You'd want to be a brave man to gaze into the deathly eyes of Roy Keane whilst taking the p*ss out of him, but Mario was in his element at the task. He and Keane sat down mano-a-mano and the real Roy couldn't help but laugh...

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#8 - Gift Grub – José & His Amazing Technicolor Overcoat

This skit parodies the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as well as Chelsea manager José Mourinho. Mourinho himself liked it so much he invited Mario to a player's dinner to perform it. It reached #45 in the UK Singles Chart...

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#7 - Gift Grub – The Tinker Flatley

Michael 'Feet of Flames' Flatley is as Irish as it comes. Don't believe me? Well listen to this for a dose of Éireannach from the dancer as he chats about his great, great grandfather....

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#6 - Gift Grub – Bertie Bosco

With Frank Twomey having a day off, Bertie Ahern filled in to co-present Bosco with Gráinne Uí Mhaitiú. And sure what could go wrong? Let's just say Bosco isn't his biggest fan...

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#5 - Gift Grub – Leave Right Now

The year wass 2005 and Roy Keane's surprise departure from Manchester United shocked the football world. His and Sir Alex's relationship was at an all time low and the wheels had come off the team's performances on the pitch. So Keano decided it was time to hit the road. This song was also the official Christmas No.1 in Ireland that year...

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#4 - Gift Grub – "De De"

'Bertie' joins Iano to have a look back at forty years of Top of the Pops, but when it comes to English post-punk band The The - the two lads lose it altogether! (Ian had a chest infection at the time - hence his voice)...

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#3 - Gift Grub – The FOGs Perform 'Shotgun'

Ronan 'ROG' O'Gara, Alan 'Quinny' Quinlan and Paul 'Paulie' O'Connell (or The FOGs as they're known) covered one of the biggest song of the summer ahead of their clash with the All Blacks.

George Ezra wouldn't tie their laces!

And they even threw in a Breakfast Show jingle. Talk about spoiling us...

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#2 - Gift Grub – Sky Sports GAA

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear the Sky Sports football pundits commentate on GAA? Well back in 2014 (way before Jeff and Kammy's Road To Croker) Mario gave us a taste of what we could expect....

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*drumroll please

#1 - Gift Grub - Dry Your Eyes Becks

First up - let's wind the clock back to 2004 and the UEFA European Football Championship in Lisbon. Remember when Fabien Barthez saved David Beckham's penalty? Well Roy Keane was there to be a shoulder to cry on (of sorts) as he and Becks did their version of The Streets' 'Dry Your Eyes'...

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