Ray D'Arcy has revealed that The Den will be back for RTÉ Does Comic Relief with Zig and Zag and Dustin the Turkey set to join him on RTÉ One on Friday, June 26.
The returning Den host told his RTÉ Radio 1 listeners on Thursday that he will soon be back in the firing line of whatever mayhem the other three can cause.
D'Arcy said he had held a Zoom meeting with Zig and Zag and Dustin on Thursday morning, during which Dustin had tried to offer him a deal on perspex for social distancing.
"I've changed, they haven't," he said. "It's going to be a bit of craic. It's going to be a bit of fun.
"Dustin is building a set that will look something like the one from 1990."
D'Arcy added that he wants to hear from people who were on The Den or who have funny Den stories, particularly frontline workers. People can get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We might be Zooming you on the night," he teased.
The show on RTÉ One on Friday, June 26 at 8:00pm will bring the cream of Irish comedy and entertainment together to raise a laugh, as well as much-needed funds for the Irish charity sector. It will be hosted by Deirdre O'Kane, Nicky Byrne, Jennifer Zamparelli and Eoghan McDermott.
. @DeirdreOKane1's powers of persuasion are strong, the line up for #RTEComicRelief is unreal 👏@daraobriain, @WeeMissBea, Derry Girls, @BigBoyler, @thejasonbyrne and so many more!— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) June 9, 2020
Let's raise more than a smile for Irish charities on Friday, June 26th pic.twitter.com/qSS1d4gy6M
You can also expect performances and appearances from a whole host of Irish stars, including Dara Ó Briain, Hozier, Amy Huberman, Chris O'Dowd, Jason Byrne, Normal People's Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, Andrew Scott, Nathan Carter, Niall Horan, Paul Howard, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Soulé, Lenny Abrahamson, Christy Moore, The Derry Girls, and many, many more...