However, the popular nature documentarian revealed that he receives 70 letters per day, and tries to respond to all of them personally.
“So for a limited period of time I contributed to Instagram but I’m off now. I’m not on it anymore and I don’t intend to go back.”
When he joined Instagram in August 2020, Attenborough became the fastest account to reach 1 million followers, a record which was since beaten by Harry Potter star Rupert Grint.
“I’ve got enough problems with post,” he continued. “I get 70 letters a day! I do my very best [to respond to them all]. Sometimes people, mercifully, don’t actually put their address on because people are so unaccustomed to sending letters.
James responded that people would now send letters “expecting you to send a letter back”, having mentioned it on national radio.
“If you wouldn’t mind including a self-addressed stamped envelope I’d be delighted to reply!” replied Attenborough.
It was recently announced that he will return for a second series of the BBC’s Dynasties, which is expected to air in 2022.
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