Sir David Attenborough Makes A Surprise Appearance At Glastonbury

Glastonbury crowds shocked by unexpected act at final day when David Attenborough took to the stage.

Sir David Attenborough took aback crowds at Glastonbury when he made a surprise appearance on stage on the final day of the music festival.

He thanked festival-goers for helping to reduce the use of plastic at the event which saved more than a million plastic bottles being used.

He then unveiled his new BBC natural history series Seven Worlds, One Planet.

Attenborough appeared on stage ahead of Kylie Minogue’s performance at the festival and his arrival was accompanied by whale noises which he told the audience were from Blue Planet 2.

His surprise appearance shocked and delighted those attending Glastonbury.

The broadcaster and naturalist introduced a four-minute prequel video to Seven Worlds, One Planet to the huge crowds at Worthy Farm.

The extended trailer features a new song, Out There, from Australian singer Sia who has collaborated with composer Hans Zimmer on the track.

Attenborough Sir David said of the upcoming series: “Seven Worlds, One Planet will resonate with audiences worldwide.

“We all belong to a continent after all, we all share planet Earth.

“I am delighted to introduce the latest work from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit.”

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The trailer begins with a shot of Sir David standing on a beach, looking out over rolling waves.

The 93-year-old’s distinctive voice can be heard saying: “Planet Earth has seven extraordinary continents, each one unique, each one full of life.

He continues: “This is the story of those seven worlds.

“We will see how life developed on each continent and so gave rise to the extraordinary and wonderful diversity we know today and we will see why this precious diversity is being lost”.

BBC Radio 1 debuted the full track at the same time as the prequel played out across screens at Glastonbury.

The prequel was also simultaneously broadcast in almost 50 countries globally at the same time as it was shown to Glastonbury audiences.

BBC One will premiere Seven Worlds, One Planet later this year.