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Sir David Attenborough Has Quit Instagram After Two Months

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Sir David Attenborough Has Quit Instagram After Two Months

Sir David Attenborough has quit Instagram, exactly two months after he joined the platform.

The conservationist has amassed more than 6.2 million followers since he set up an account to encourage people to take action to prevent climate change.

However, according to the 94-year-old's bio, it is 'no longer active'.

Reports have claimed, though, that it will still be directing followers to other worthy accounts.

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When he joined the site back in September, Sir David broke the record for the fastest user to reach one million followers - taking him just four hours and 44 minutes to reach the milestone.

Dave quite rightly, some might say, took the record from Friends' star Jennifer Aniston who got the coveted one million in five hours 16 minutes when she joined back in October 2019.

His first post was an IGTV video warned about climate change, with the first story showing an introduction to the two guys behind the account.

Sir David Attenborough has quit Instagram. Credit: Instagram
Sir David Attenborough has quit Instagram. Credit: Instagram
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Colin Butfield and Johnnie Hughes worked with on his hit Netflix documentary Sir David on A Life On Our Planet, which was released earlier this year.

In the video, they said: "Social media isn't David's usual habitat so while he's recorded messages solely for Instagram, like the one in this post, we're helping to run this account."

Sir David then says: "I've been appearing on radio and television for the past 60 years, but this is my first time on Instagram.

"As we all know, the world is in trouble. Continents are on fire. Glaciers are melting. Coral reefs are dying. Fish are disappearing from our oceans. The list goes on.

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"But we know what to do about it so that's why I'm tackling this new way - for me - of communication.

"Over the next few weeks I'll be recording messages to explain what the problems are and how we can deal with them.

"Join me, or as we used to say in those early days of radio - stay tuned."

Sadly, however, it looks like we won't be getting any more messages from the legendary conservationist through his Instagram account.

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His record was also recently broken by actor Rupert Grint when joined the platform earlier this month.

The Harry Potter star managed to reach the milestone in just four hours and one minute, that's a full 43 minutes quicker than Sir Dave.

His new followers were treated to a lovely photo of the 32-year-old actor posing with his baby daughter Wednesday, and a joke about him being just ten years behind everyone else in joining the social media platform.

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He wrote: "Hey Instagram....only 10 years late, but here I am. Grint on the Gram! Here to introduce you all to Wednesday G. Grint. Stay safe, Rupert."

Some of his fellow Hogwarts alumni have chimed in to express their delight at Grint getting on board, with Draco Malfoy himself - Tom Felton in the muggle world - writing: "Welcome Weasley, it's about time. Love to Wednesday xx"

That's not very Slytherin of him, but whatever.

On top of that, he also shared another Harry Potter connection, as his profile picture shows Dame Maggie Smith - who played Professor Minerva McGonagall - kissing him on the cheek.

LADbible has contacted Sir David's representatives.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Instagram, Science, climate change, UK Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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