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Sir David Attenborough hits 1m Instagram followers in under 6 hours

Published: 24/Sep/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Sep/2020 17:17

by Alice Hearing

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British Icon and national treasure Sir David Attenborough broke the internet today on September 24 after he joined Instagram and gained 1 million followers in less than 6 hours.

The 94-year-old’s first post was an IGTV video sharing a strong message about climate change, explaining that he has joined Instagram so that he can find a new way of communicating how the world can tackle these issues.

Jennifer Aniston previously broke the record for gaining the most followers in the shortest time after joining Instagram in October last year, after amassing 1 million in just five hours and 16 minutes. Sir David hit the milestone in a maximum of 6 hours, so he could be up for the title.

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Sir David’s latest documentary “A Life on Our Planet” will be on Netflix in October

The caption read: “David Attenborough has spent a lifetime traveling, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. He’s also witnessed the damage caused. Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will.

“Because there is hope and together, we can inspire change. Social media isn’t David’s usual habitat so while he’s recorded messages solely for Instagram, like the one in this post, we’re helping to run this account.

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David Attenborough has spent a lifetime travelling, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. He’s also witnessed the damaged caused. Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will. That’s why we want to share this message on Instagram. Because there is hope and together, we can inspire change. Social media isn’t David’s usual habitat so while he’s recorded messages solely for Instagram, like the one in this post, we're helping to run this account. In case you’re wondering, ‘we’ are Jonnie and Colin and we worked with David on A Life On Our Planet. So, as well as sharing the messages he’s recorded especially for this account we’ll also post some exclusive clips and behind the scenes content. Stay tuned.

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“In case you’re wondering, ‘we’ are Jonnie and Colin and we worked with David on A Life On Our Planet. So, as well as sharing the messages he’s recorded especially for this account we’ll also post some exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes content.”

Already, huge celebrities have been welcoming him to the platform, including Andy Murray who said “Welcome to Instagram Sir David!” and British heartthrob Joe Wicks.

David Beckham and David Attenborough
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David Beckham welcomed Sir David to the platform

World-famous footballer David Beckham also welcomed Sir David to the platform in his Instagram story where he shared a picture of them together, calling him “one of the most inspiring people I have ever met.”

The broadcaster has now made content for black and white television, color television, high definition television, digital television, 3D television, streaming television (i.e Netflix), cinema, and now IGTV.

Sir David Attenborough’s foray into the world of Instagram precedes his latest documentary “A Life on Our Planet”, due to be released on Netflix on October 4.

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Mike Majlak reveals why he’s broken up with Lana

Published: 31/Oct/2020 5:29 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 9:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Mike Majlak and Lana have been the sweethearts of the internet world for quite some time, but their relationship is officially over, with Mike Majlak breaking the news on YouTube.

Mike and Lana have been in a relationship together for ten months. It’s been a widely publicized roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. However, it was one that many mutual fans loved to see.

It was also the only relationship Majlak has been involved in throughout the past decade. But sadly, not all relationships can stand the test of time, and the two of them have officially parted ways.

Mike Majlak broke the news in a YouTube video. “Never thought id ever put out a breakup video but this one was necessary,” he said. “I wanted the story told my way before others could tarnish what was an incredible relationship and part of my journey.”

In the video, Mike Majlak explains that he felt like the fans deserved an explanation since the breakup happened out of the blue. “There’s no one specific reason [for the breakup],” he said. “It wasn’t a loyalty thing.”

“The best thing about Amara [which is her real name] is that she’s so fiercely loyal,” he added. “I never once had to worry about her cheating [or] talking to any other guys. It was never about other guys.”

His comment immediately shuts down rumors and accusations that she cheated on him. It’s often the first thing people suspect when there’s a sudden breakup.

Instead, he claimed they were simply “two people who wanted vastly different things.”

Mike Majlak Lana Rhoades Breakup
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Mike and Lana’s relationship was a big feature in his content

“Amara was… obsessed with the idea of linear and traditional life and love,” he said. “She wanted to meet a guy, she wanted to settle down, she wanted to have a family and just live this kind of linear life.”

“That’s just not who I am,” he said. He also claimed she was “trying to facilitate the vision that she saw for the relationship, which was getting a house and moving in with her.”

However, while it made “made complete sense to her,” it didn’t to him, and it didn’t feel right to go ahead with it. 

In the end, there were too many signs that they wanted “two vastly different things in life” and “weren’t cut out to be together” and “go the distance.”

The breakup has been hard on them both, so to make things easier, they’ve been trying not to talk and keeping their distance.

It’s a sad end for one of the more beloved internet couples in recent times, but it’s certainly not a bitter one. The two of them have clearly thought long and hard about the decision.

In the end, it seems like calling it quits made the most sense in the long run, but they’ve parted ways on good terms.