“Before the series starts, I want to share with you that I am saddened by the news that Tim is seriously ill,” Nicolaas writes on Instagram. ‘I was also very shocked by the article about Tim Het Parool. My condolences go out to everyone involved. And I hope for Tim’s recovery.’
For the program, the two makers in the Laak district of The Hague investigated what the lives of the residents in this poor neighborhood are like.
Tim recently announced that he has a rare form of cancer. In addition, reports Het Parool that three reports have been filed against him for identity fraud. The police are investigating, but cannot yet provide a definitive answer as to whether criminal offenses have been committed.
KRO-NCRV decided to cancel the finals week due to the news of the declarations Waku Waku, that Tim was in. VPRO, that one 100 Days in the forgotten neighborhood broadcasts, has announced that it will await the police investigation. “This program is bigger than Tim den Besten,” a spokesperson said earlier this week. “So many people have worked with heart and soul on the program. And it is a vital, important subject that deserves all the attention.”