Jeremy Clarkson has criticised Sir David Attenborough (Picture: BBC NHU/Nick Lyon)
If there’s anybody we’re willing to defend with our whole chest it’s Sir David. If he only has one fan it is us, if he has zero fans then we are no longer here.
In his latest column, Jeremy, 63, wrote some pretty savage criticism about the third series of Planet Earth.
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.
Jeremy disagrees with some choices in Attenborough’s new documentaries (Picture: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
He called the previous series ‘fascinating’ as he found out about mating, habitats, and how they caught food. Jeremy may want to do a rewatch as Sir David, 97, has used his dulcet voice to give us all that, and more.
However, Jeremy has taken a dislike to Sir David trying to educate us on the impact of global warming. How dare he dedicate his life to trying to make 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.
Jeremy wants less climate change information (Picture: BBC/Emily Manley)
‘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 is entitled to an opinion, we don’t agree with Jeremy.
Sir David broke hearts with his self-deprecating comment about Planet Earth (Picture: BBC)
The national treasure has also been unnecessarily self-critical in a clip shown on The One Show.
‘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 admitted that it meant the show often ‘surprised’ him as he didn’t know what was coming.
‘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.
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Let’s not even go there Jeremy.