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Sir David Attenborough Makes Surprise Appearance At Glastonbury To Warn Against Plastic Pollution

Jake Massey

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Sir David Attenborough Makes Surprise Appearance At Glastonbury To Warn Against Plastic Pollution

Featured Image Credit: BBC Earth

At a festival as massive and diverse as Glastonbury, it is inevitable that no act will be able to please everyone.

However, if anyone could take to the stage and unite an entire crowd, then it's Sir David Attenborough.

The 93-year-old national treasure made a surprise appearance on the Pyramid Stage, essentially serving as a warm up act for Kylie Minogue... What a time to be alive.

Shots of marine life appeared on screen as whale song echoed out across the speakers, before Attenborough took to the stage and received the rapturous applause he rightly deserves.

After thanking the crowds, he made reference to Blue Planet II and the impact it had on raising awareness of the damage that plastic pollution causes marine life... In fact, just mention of the word 'plastic' was widely booed by the masses at Worthy Farm.

"It had an extraordinary effect, and now, this great festival has gone plastic free," he said.

Naturally, when the word 'plastic' was followed by the word 'free', the crowds began to cheer once more.

Attenborough continued: "That is more than a million bottles of water that have not been drunk by you in plastic. Thank you, thank you."

Attenborough received a great reception at Glastonbury. Credit: BBC Earth
Attenborough received a great reception at Glastonbury. Credit: BBC Earth

Attenborough then went on to announce a new documentary, which is only ever brilliant news.

He said: "The oceans cover two thirds of this planet of ours. There's one third that we occupy all the time, the land, that covers only one third of the globe.

"There are seven great continents on which we human beings live. Each of them has its own marvellous creatures, birds, mammals and animals of all kinds. Each of them has its own glory, each of them has its own problems.

"We have been making for the past four years a series about those things. About those seven very different continents. It starts later on this year. It's called Seven Worlds One Continent."

David Attenborough took to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. Credit: BBC Earth
David Attenborough took to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. Credit: BBC Earth

With that, there was a slightly muted applause as people grappled with the nonsensical title, and the fact the screen behind him clearly said Seven Worlds One Planet.

Realising the error of his ways, Attenborough added: "Seven Worlds, I should say, One Planet."

The correction was greeted with huge applause once more and Attenborough left the stage to whooping and cheering that Years & Years before him could only dream of.

Topics: UK News, Entertainment, TV and Film, Music, david attenborough

Jake Massey
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