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Sir David Attenborough ‘nearly Died’ Filming Tv Show After Being Knocked Unconscious ‘with Blood Everywhere’ In The Sea

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SIR David Attenborough “nearly died” while filming a TV show after he was knocked unconscious with “blood everywhere” in the sea.

The acclaimed presenter almost didn’t make it to his ripe old age of 91, as his long-time friend and film-making collaborator Alastair Fothergill nearly killed him off back in the 1980s.

Getty – Contributor David Attenborough ‘almost died’ while filming one of his documentaries back in the 1980s

During a Q&A in London on Thursday night, Alastair recalled the terrifying moment happened while the pair were filming Trials of Life off the coast of the Bahamas.

He said: “We were filming David from the top of a boat that had a wooden platform on the back for people to dive off.

“We had just done a wonderful piece and David was about to go under the water again and a great wave washed him under the dive platform, which then came smashing down.

“I’ve never forgotten it because David was unconscious and there was blood everywhere and I remember thinking ‘the one thing you don’t want on your CV is you’re the man who killed David Attenborough’.”

Dan Charity – The Sun David was knocked unconscious and there was ‘blood everywhere’ while filming off the coast of the Bahamas

Handout The 91-year-old was working on Trials of Life at the time

While the man himself didn’t say much about his near-death experience during the joint chat organised by the Grierson Trust, he did comment on his iconic voiceovers which accompany his nature documentaries.

He said: “I don’t think I’ve seen any programme that I’ve written and narrated when I’ve looked at it after a few years and haven’t said to myself “too many words”.

“The perfect natural history film would have no narration on it at all.

“You shouldn’t be telling people something is beautiful if they can see it is.

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Dawn French Has Not Quit Tv Or Comedy Amid False Rumours She Has ‘no Roles Lined Up’

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DAWN French has hinted she’s quit comedy – as she has no roles lined up this year.

The 60-year-old star has become one of the nation’s best loved stars thanks to her work on The Vicar of Dibley and French and Saunders.

PA:Press Association Dawn French has hinted she has quit comedy

But her fans will be disappointed to hear Dawn isn’t as keen at being in front of the camera as she once was and wouldn’t care if she never acted again.

Speaking to the Daily Star, she said: “I do very little in front of the camera these days.

“I’ve got no desire to do jazz hands any more.

“I wouldn’t be sad at all if I never acted again.

Alamy Dawn is best known for her work on The Vicar of Dibley

Splash News The 60-year-old said she wouldn’t be sad if she never acted again

“In fact, when I get a script, my first thought is ‘Oh, I hope this is no good, because it’ll make it easier to say no’.”

However a representative for Dawn dismissed the notion Dawn had quit TV altogether, telling The Sun Online: “Little Big Shots started a new series on ITV last night and it’s already been announced that Delicious is returning to Sky One for a third series later this year.”

Dawn’s last foray into comedy was with TV partner Jennifer Saunders, with the pair recording a TV special last year to mark their 30th anniversary.

But Dawn revealed: “There are no immediate plans for more because we are booked up into next year.”

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How Old Is Sinitta, When His Her Autobiography Coming Out, Who Was Her Husband Andy Willner And Did She Date Simon Cowell?

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SINITTA is well known for her friendship with music mogul Simon Cowell.

But how did she become famous? And which movie star did she date? Here is what we know…

Rex Features Sinitta was an 80s pop star famed for hits like So Macho

Who is Sinitta? How did she become famous?

Sinitta, 54, is a singer who rose to fame in the 1980s after releasing a number of UK top 10 hits.

Her biggest songs to date are So Macho and Right Back Where We Started From.

Since then she has made her name in the UK TV industry through appearances on shows like Lorraine, Loose Women, The X Factor and This Morning.

She also competed on Dancing on Ice in 2010, I’m A Celebrity in 2011 and The Jump in 2014.

Sinitta recently appeared as the fashion expert on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.

Sinitta divorced husband Andy Willner in 2009 after seven years together. The couple has two adopted children, Magdelena, and Zac, together.

Getty Images – WireImage Sinitta is best friends with Simon Cowell

When is her autobiography coming out?

In December 2017, Sinitta confirmed to the Sun Online that she would be releasing a ‘juicy tell-all autobiography’:

“I have an album coming in the new year, really exciting- AND a book!

“So look out for that. It’s an autobiography. It’s really juicy and a long time coming, but it’s coming!”

The book doesn’t’ yet have an official release date but its working title is ‘Who Put The Sin in Sinitta?’

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Eastenders’ Richard Blackwood Contemplated Suicide As He Hit Rock Bottom After Going Bankrupt

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RICHARD Blackwood contemplated suicide as he hit rock bottom after going bankrupt.

The actor has revealed he lost hope after he was left jobless and penniless.

Richard Blackwood has said his final EastEnders scenes were his final scenes

Richard, 45, said work had dried up and he “lost everything” – and the pressure was almost too much to bear.

He told OK! magazine: “I had lost everything and I went bankrupt.

“After that I got blacklisted by the industry – no work was coming.

“Everybody turned against me.

BBC Richard Blackwood has hinted his EastEnders character could still be alive

“I’m such a strong person and looking back it’s hard to believe I was in that place. But it showed me that things can really accumulate and break you down.”

He has now made a huge career comeback after landing the role of Vincent in EastEnders, but he’s now moving on to new career opportunities after bowing out of the BBC One soap on Friday.

His exit came as his character Vincent was seen having a gun held to him by fake cop DI Alsworth.

And while viewers hoped the ambiguous scene meant Vincent survived, Richard has confirmed that he’s done with the show.

BBC Vincent decided not to be a police informant any more, but it was too late

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He told OK! that when they yelled cut on his final scene it was “a wrap for good”.

It comes after he hinted Vincent Hubbard could still be alive despite the cliffhanger ending.

The character had a gun pointed at him by fake cop DI Alsworth at the end of the episode, with Vincent appearing resigned to his fate before the screen went black and the famous ‘duff duffs’ began.

EastEnders’ Vincent Hubbard his held at gunpoint by fake cop, but will he die?

 

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