Sir David Attenborough To Present BBC’s ‘Planet Earth III’, Aged 97

Sir David Attenborough To Present BBC’s ‘Planet Earth III’, Aged 97

Everyone’s favourite presenter – and a British institution, David Attenborough is back with a new series which is set to him our screens later this year.

The 97-year-old man shows no sign of retiring as he fast approaches his seventh decade of broadcasting having first hit our screens back in 1954.

Most of us have lived our lives being taught all about the natural world through Attenborough’s dulcet tones and with his 100th birthday just three years away he’s been confirmed as the BBC’s Planet Earth III’s presenter.

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The third instalment has had a range of delays including COVID-19, but its been reported by The Mirror that Attenborough is back and is filming his introductory scenes and recording the narration for the popular series.

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Executive producer Mike Gunton discussed Attenborough’s return to the series, saying: “Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series.

“As ever, he has brought his huge enthusiasm and wisdom, has been encouraging about our new perspective and has, I know, really enjoyed seeing the extraordinary new wonders brought to the screen.

“Gunton revealed the opening scenes of the new series were filmed ‘in the beautiful British countryside in exactly the location where Charles Darwin used to walk whilst thinking over his Earth-shaking ideas about evolution’.


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“It seemed the perfect place for David to introduce Planet Earth III and remind us of both the wonders and the fragility of our planet,”

He continued: “For him, of course, the sun shone under blue skies …one of the only days it did all summer!”

Planet Earth III will be made up of eight episodes which will showcase the behaviour of animals across the globe.

The final episode will honour the human ‘heroes’ who work to save species across the globe from extinction.

We can’t wait to get our fill of David Attenborough!

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