Sir David Attenborough is set to return to BBC screens to present the third season of Planet Earth at the age of 97… 17-years after filming first series
At the age of 97, Sir David has landed himself the job to present the show for a third time running.
According to The Mirror, BBC bosses are thrilled to see the broadcaster remain with the hit show for another season.
He has reportedly started to film his introductory scenes and has recorded the narration of the wildlife series.
Sir David hosted the first Planet Earth series in 2006 and ten years later filmed a sequel season.
Presenter: Sir David Attenborough is set to return to our screens this autumn to host a third season of the BBC favourite Planet Earth
Incredible: At the age of 97, Sir David has landed himself the job to present the show for a third time running
This season, which is set to be released in a few months, has been nearly five years in the making after it was commissioned in 2019 and then delayed by the pandemic.
The executive producer Mike Gunton told the publication that the series wouldn’t have been the same without David and expressed his gratitude towards him.
He said: ‘Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series.
‘The opening of the series with David was filmed in the beautiful British countryside in exactly the location where Charles Darwin used to walk whilst thinking over his Earth-shaking ideas about evolution.
‘It seemed the perfect place for David to introduce Planet Earth III and remind us of both the wonders and the fragility of our planet.’
In 2016, Planet Earth II won a Bafta for the scenes showing snakes chasing a young iguana, filmed in the Galapagos islands.
In the new series, fans can expect seven episodes of behind the scenes footage of animals around the world.
And in the eighth episode, it will be a celebration of human ‘heroes’ who dedicate their lives to trying to save certain species.
He’s back: He has reportedly started to film his introductory scenes and has recorded the narration of the wildlife series