In a move that delighted social media on a global scale, the much-loved environmentalist’s new profile became the fastest to gain 1 million followers, according to Guinness World Records, in just 4 hours and 44 minutes. The record was stolen from Jennifer Anniston, who joined in October last year, and gained her first million followers in a time 36 minutes longer than the renowned documentary presenter and naturalist.
The national treasure explains that he has joined the social media network because he needs to embrace a new way of reaching out to people, as our planet is ‘in trouble’.
Attenborough’s latest powerful TV documentary, ‘Extinction: The Facts’, aired on BBC1 in September, and shocked viewers with hard hitting facts and visual imagery of the impact we are having on the planet. His new film, A Life on Our Planet, is expected to drop on Netflix on 4th October.
You can follow David Attenborough on Instagram @davidattenborough, watch ‘Extinction: The Facts’ on BBC iPlayer now.