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Sir David Attenborough Appeared At Glastonbury To Praise Plastic Ban

Sir David Attenborough Appeared At Glastonbury To Praise Plastic Ban

If there's one man the whole nation unanimously adores, it's Sir David Attenborough. So imagine the delight of Glastonbury attendees when the man himself appeared on the stage on Sunday to thank festival goers for cutting down their plastic use.

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The conservationist, presenter and historian, who appeared just before Kylie Minogue's set, made a surprise appearance on stage to the sound of whale noises and had to restart his speech several times after being drowned out by cheering and applause.

He started off by talking about Blue Planet 2, saying that one of the "extraordinary effects" was Glastonbury going plastic-free, and thanking attendees for making it possible.

"Those extraordinary marvellous sounds you've just been listening to were the sounds of the creatures that live in the sea and the great oceans. You may have heard some of them in a series that went out two years ago called Blue Planet 2," he said.

"There was one sequence in Blue Planet 2 which everyone seems to remember. It was one in which we showed what plastic has done to the creatures that live in the ocean. They have an extraordinary effect.

"And now, this great festival has gone plastic-free. That is more than a million bottles of water that have not been drunk by you at Glastonbury. Thank you. Thank you."

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He went on to explain to the audience: "The oceans cover two-thirds of this planet of ours. Land only covers 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. Each of them has its own glory. Each of them has its own problems.

"We have been making, for the last 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 Planet. Here are a few glimpses of what awaits you in the next few months."

Sir David then went on to play a trailer for the new series, Seven Worlds, One Planet, and concluded his appearance by waving energetically as he walked off the stage.

At the age of 93, Sir David is the oldest person to speak on the festival's main stage. What a hero.

Seven Worlds, One Planet will air on the BBC later this year.

Featured Image Credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

Topics: News, Celebrity News, Celebrity Entertainment

Deborah Cicurel

Deborah Cicurel is a freelance journalist at Pretty52. She writes entertainment, travel and lifestyle content for a variety of print and digital titles.

 

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