The irrepressible Sir David Attenborough – at the grand old age of 94 – is teaming up with rapper Dave in a new special, becoming the entertainment duo we never knew we needed.

The pair are working together on a new special for the documentary filmmaker’s BBC series Planet Earth, and will focus on animals who are overcoming adversity – so it’ll be sure to tug on your heartstrings.

According to the BBC, the show is ‘designed to lift viewers’ spirits during a time of international uncertainty’.

The musical special, entitled Planet Earth: A Celebration, will also feature work from the acclaimed film composer Hans Zimmer, and will reimagine some of the breathtaking moments from Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II.

The string section of the score will be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, with Dave performing on the grand piano as Sir David does what he does best and narrates.



Dave, whose real name is David Omoregie, said: “I’ve always been a fan of powerful natural history documentaries. This is a programme where nature and music come together, so it was only right that I lent my talent, my time, and my attention to this project. It was a pleasure to work alongside Sir David Attenborough and Hans Zimmer.”

While an official release date for the show hasn’t been announced yet, it’s expected to air some point in late August, according to The Independent.

Zimmer added:

“Working with David on so many of his magnificent programs celebrating nature and our planet has been a joy for me. I am constantly inspired by what he is able to capture, and the collection of sequences featured in Planet Earth: A Celebration is truly special.”


Fans were noticeably excited by the upcoming special, with some even asking David Attenborough to do a guest verse on a new Dave track.

That’s a number one record in the making…


Planet Earth: A Celebration is set to air on BBC One at the end of August.