We completely disagree with Jeremy Clarkson’s criticism of Sir David Attenborough’s new wildlife films.
Sir David is someone we’re prepared to protect with our entire chest. If he has only one fan, it is us; if he has no fans, we are no longer here.
Jeremy, 63, levelled some harsh criticism at the third season of Planet Earth in his most recent piece.
The Clarkson’s Farm star said that he hated the latest episodes, and we kept reading hoping for a ‘Mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all’ twist in the style of 10 Things I Hate About You, but it didn’t come.
Although he praised the photography, he stated that the script drove him ‘insane.’
‘There used to be a time when Sir Attenborough would tell us all about the animal he’d found,’ he typed.
He found out about breeding, habitats, and how they collected food in the previous series, which he described as “fascinating.” Sir David, 97, has used his dulcet voice to offer us all of that and more, so Jeremy may want to replay.
Jeremy, on the other hand, has taken a disliking to Sir David’s attempts to educate us on the effects of global warming. How could he devote his life to making the world a better place!
‘Now all we ever get is: “Here’s a see-through fish with an orange stomach, and it’s future is threatened by climate change”,’ he wrote in The Sun.
‘And then it’s: “Here’s something with pointy teeth and soon it will be wiped out by global warming.”
‘We know already. So please, in future, tell us about the animals, not the bloody weather.’
While everyone has the right to an opinion, we disagree with Jeremy.
In a footage featured on The One Show, the national treasure was also overly critical of himself.
‘I don’t go out there anymore, I’m sitting writing the commentary, so I see the action before I know it’s going to happen,’ he explained.
Sir David said that it meant the programme frequently’surprised’ him since he didn’t know what was going to happen.
‘I sit in front of the television set with my pen, writing the words – and then suddenly you see this, and you realise you haven’t written anything because you’re just completely held.’
‘And that may tell you that perhaps your words aren’t all that necessary,’ he added, in a supremely self-deprecating fashion.
Planet Earth III continues Sunday at 6:15pm on BBC One and iPlayer.