Producers of the new Muppets series, aired on Sky1 this evening, have confirmed that Kermit the Frog will be killed off at some point in the series in a bid to address gun violence in the US.
The decision has been met with the approval of Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and Barack Obama.
The Muppets producer, Ed Stone, said: “The decision to kill off Kermit wasn’t easy, but something needs to be done about gun violence in the US. It’s so bad now that it’s become a topic of everyday banter. It shouldn’t be that way.