We hope you're sitting down, because we've got some pretty upsetting news for '80s and '90s TV viewers.
'The Den' revival won't be back for a second season. Co-hosts Zig and Zag broke the news on Twitter late last night to their followers, which has caused quite a reaction online.
The popular children's programme, which originally ran from 1986 until 2010 and was hosted by five different Irish presenters, received a revival late last year with Ray D'Arcy returning to the series.
Just the tonic for a year that we won't be forgetting in a hurry, 'The Den' revival proved to be the perfect Sunday evening show for families across the country with its feel-good nature, cracking jokes, surprising special guests, and hilarious pre-recorded sketches. Hell, even Podge managed to make a Christmas appearance.
Zig and Zag, from the planet Zog, posted the news on Twitter. The reason for it not returning was a call from RTÉ bosses: "Well, sad news to report today. We found out from the bosses that #TheDen won't be coming back after all! Thankz to all the old fans and the new ones for tuning in! We had a blast!"
Unsurprisingly, the news of 'The Den' not getting a second season hasn't gone down too well with people on social media. Some have branded RTÉ's decision as a "shockingly bad call", while another said it was "ridiculous".
Ah, that really is disappointing. Sorry to hear it.
Such great fun on a Sunday evening. Can’t think of anything else on TV that we all watched together as a family.
— Conor Wilson (@ConorWilson) October 5, 2021
shockingly bad call there, International Francis Brennan day won't be the same this year
— emma white (@saintlyquaint) October 5, 2021
That’s ridiculous. It was so good and the one RTÉ show my 4 year old loved. She’d ask every day when are Zig & Zag on again. Strangely enough she wasn’t all that interested in the “let’s go on a humourless heritage trail nature walk guys” style of show RTÉ aims at kids. #TheDen
— Catherine (@caffymcg) October 5, 2021
They're mad. Funniest home-grown content they've had in years, and with such wide appeal.
— Maria Power (@mariapower) October 5, 2021
This was the only show on @rte my six year old watched and he loved it. If it brings joy, you can guarantee RTÉ will cancel it.
— Paddy McDonnell (@McDonnellPaddy) October 5, 2021