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Sir David Attenborough smiles at a press event. It's been announced he'll be presenting Planet Earth III

Sir David Attenborough Will Present ‘Planet Earth III’

Sir David Attenborough will return to our screens to present Planet Earth III, the third instalment of the hugely popular series about the world around us!

The BBC has confirmed the beloved naturalist and broadcaster – who is 97 years old FYI – is officially on board for the project, and in fact, filming has already begun:

Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series,” Mike Gunton, the show’s executive producer shares in a release. “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.”


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The series will comprise of eight 60 minute episodes and according to Gunton, will see Sir David walking in the footsteps of one of his heroes, naturalist Charles Darwin, “in the beautiful British countryside.”

“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… and for him, of course, the sun shined under blue skies one of the only days it did all summer!”

Of course it did!

Sir David Attenborough, who has had a stellar media career spanning eight decades, presented the first instalment of the series in 2006 and the second one, a decade later in 2016.

Planet Earth III will be released on BBC One later this year.

(Feature Image Credit: Lev Radin/ Shutterstock.com)


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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter and the founder of positive celebrity news site CelebrityKind. (She's also a mummy-of-3, chocoholic and Opraholic!)