Entertainment David Attenborough reveals what would make him retire

03:55  08 january  2018
03:55  08 january  2018 Source:   Digital Spy (UK)

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David Attenborough has said that he'll only retire if his work standards begin to slip, though that doesn't seem to be happening any time soon. Latest News. 01. David Attenborough reveals what would make him

SIR David Attenborough will once again narrate a BBC nature series after it’s been revealed the broadcaster is making Blue Planet II. David recently revealed that although he things about dying every day, he has no plans to retire .

Sir David Attenborough reveals he'll stop working when he starts turning in © BBC Sir David Attenborough reveals he'll stop working when he starts turning in "substandard" work David Attenborough has said that he'll only retire if his work standards begin to slip, though that doesn't seem to be happening any time soon.

The 91-year-old national treasure spoke to Radio Times about his upcoming projects in 2018, which include episodes of Natural World, an overseas project and another big series.

Of course, Blue Planet II, which he hosts, was broadcast last year, while the BBC legend also recently signed a mega-deal with Netflix to host a show on conservation.

a turtle in the water: Sir David Attenborough won't be retiring any time soon.© Digital Spy Sir David Attenborough won't be retiring any time soon.

"I would like to think I would be able to detect when I couldn't find the right words any more," Attenborough said when asked about retirement.

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  Sir David Attenborough dreading retirement Sir David Attenborough has said he may stop working when he "can't walk up and down steps any more", but that he is fine at the moment.The 91-year-old broadcaster and naturalist has revealed that, in his new documentary, he was asked to walk up a spiral staircase several times in order to get the right shot.

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Sir David Attenborough has been making nature shows for some 75 years now (Image: Vik Manchanda/BBC). Speaking with the Radio Times, Attenborough said the thought of not working fills him with "dread". He revealed that, in his latest documentary (' Attenborough And The Sea Dragon'

"If I think I'm not producing commentary with any freshness, or which is apposite or to the point, I hope I would be able to recognise it before someone else told me."

He continued: "I spend a lot of time fiddling with the words. I write a commentary, and feel it's finished, then go back over it the next day and find it full of infelicities, clumsiness and redundancies.

David Attenborough standing in front of a tree: Sir David Attenborough.© Digital Spy Sir David Attenborough.

"If I thought I was turning in substandard work, that would stop me."

He added that he seems to be coping okay with the physical demands of the job, despite having to go up a spiral staircase six times in his latest doc because of a zealous director.

Attenborough also said that even if he did have to stop making TV, he'd still be able to write books and tick off other plans he has.

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