Sir David: I faked my croc fight

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TELLY leg­end Sir David At­ten­bor­ough has ad­mit­ted he used to FAKE wildlife scenes.

The vet­eran na­ture pro­gramme host had the na­tion gripped when he fought a huge croc­o­dile in Bor­neo on his Zoo Quest show 50 years ago.

But he has now con­fessed that it was ac­tu­ally only a baby croc and the footage was doc­tored to make it look big­ger!

He ad­mit­ted: “I found a lit­tle croc­o­dile and we did a cod se­quence with it – we filmed it close up so that it looked like a re­ally big croc­o­dile.

“I then took off my shirt and jumped on it. Ev­ery­one thought I had a fight with a full-sized croc­o­dile. ‘God you were brave’, they told me.”

The 86-year-old ( above) re­vealed that fool­ing the na­tion is one of the big­gest re­grets he has of his telly ca­reer which has spanned 60 years.

He added: “I wish I hadn’t done that.”

Sir David’s lat­est TV show, At­ten­bor­ough: 60 Years in the Wild, starts next month on BBC2.

I WENT to the zoo the other day and all I saw was a small dog. It was a shitzhu.

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