BBC Breakfast aired a bizarre chat with Sir David Attenborough on the edge of a lake, despite the nature documentarian appearing virtually.
The 94-year-old broadcaster spoke to BBC science editor David Shukman for his latest series, The Year Earth Changed, with the pair speaking in a field in Chartwell, Kent.
However, Sir David wasn’t actually present, instead appearing via Zoom, the screen poised at the edge of the body of water.
At the start of the chat, Shukman also showed off a ‘gift’ from a cameraman – a ‘bit of adder skin’.
Smiling as he showed off the remnant of the snake, Sir David impressively responded: ‘Oh how nice!
‘Charming, what friends you have.’
Shukman showed off adder skin he was given by the crew (Picture: BBC)
David Attenborough appeared via videolink on the edge of a lake (Picture: BBC)
Most give people are more content with a box of chocolates or something like that, but each to their own.
Despite their strange setup, the pair discussed the new series, which explores the positive impact coronavirus lockdown has had on the environment.
‘The natural world has gone on better without us,’ Sir David said, explaining that animals have begun to improve and rehabilitate when left to their own devices.
Sir David spoke about the impact lockdown had on the environment (Picture: BBC)
‘When we retreated, we discovered that penguins would be doing much better than they have been for decades,’ he said.
‘You should allow animals to have more of a chance – and that applies all over the place.’
It was also revealed humpback whales in Alaska have been able to communicate with each other better thanks to fewer hips being around them in the ocean.
In a press release for the new series, Apple TV+ said: ‘In the one-hour special, viewers will witness how changes in human behaviour — reducing cruise ship traffic, closing beaches a few days a year, identifying more harmonious ways for humans and wildlife to co-exist — can have a profound impact on nature.’
The documentary is described as ‘a love letter to planet Earth, highlighting the ways nature bouncing back can give us hope for the future’.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am on BBC One.
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