Vinnie Jones has revealed his plans to become the next David Attenborough and that’s very big shoes to fill.
The actor, 55, has set his sights on creating documentaries that highlight wildlife and conservation – much like TV veteran Attenborough, 94, has done with his much-loved series like Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Africa.
Vinnie revealed in a new interview that he has a number of TV projects on the way and that includes venturing into documentaries.
He revealed to the Daily Mirror: ‘I’m trying to do some documentaries. I want to do some wildlife and conservation stuff too.’
The former footballer is a budding conservationist and previously revealed that he loves all things nature, including the British countryside, while championing a plant-based diet as ‘a good way to go forward’ for the environment and for people’s own health.
That said, Vinnie confessed he isn’t strictly vegan himself and still loves a steak from time to time.
As well as nature-inspired documentaries, Vinnie also revealed he is planning to work with Simon Cowell again. He and the music mogul struck up a firm friendship while Vinnie was starring on X Factor: Celebrity last year.
Vinnie revealed that he and Simon have ‘a couple of projects on the go’, but things are currently on hold following the talent judge’s back injury – Simon broke his back in a biking accident during lockdown.
His TV plans come as Attenborough reached out to fans to deliver an important message about climate change on his Instagram debut.
The presenter broke records as he racked up a huge 1million followers in just four hours when he first joined the social media platform.
He urged his followers to join him in looking after the planet, as he said in his first video shared to his Instagram page: ‘I am making this move and exploring this new way of communication because, as well all know, the world is in trouble.
‘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.’
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