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David Attenborough has broken all kinds of records since joining Instagram

By Sarah Finnan

September 26, 2020 at 10:02am


On Instagram mere days, Sir David Attenborough has already broken all kinds of records - becoming the fastest user to reach one million followers. Sounds like he can add accomplished social media influencer to his long list of job titles.

Sir David Attenborough sent fans the world over into a frenzy during the week when it was revealed that the 94-year-old had joined Instagram. Blessing our feeds with a face-to-camera video of himself, the much-loved broadcaster introduced himself to the insta world saying:

"'Hello. My name is David Attenborough and I've been appearing on radio and television for the past 60 years. But this is my first time on Instagram."

As if he needs any introductions though, let's be real.

Going on to give his reasoning for joining the platform he said that he made the move to help educate people on the climate crisis.

"I'm making this move and exploring this new way of communication to me, because, 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 and on.

"But we know what to do about it. And 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."

An important message that is more pertinent than ever. On Instagram mere days, the naturalist has already broken all kinds of records - knocking Jennifer Anniston off her pedestal and becoming the fastest user to amass one million followers. Are we at all surprised? Non.

Now with over triple that amount of followers (he's on 3.8milllion at last check), Sir David reached the one million mark in just four hours - a milestone Jen reached in five hours and 16 minutes. Very impressive.

In other David Attenborough-related news, a screening of his brand new documentary will soon hit Irish cinemas. Due to come out very soon, it will be shown in cinemas across Ireland for one night with the screening followed by an exclusive interview with Sir David himself. You can read more about that here.

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