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a na­tional trea­sure. Blue Planet II was par­tic­u­larly mem­o­rable for high­light­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal catas­tro­phe tak­ing place in our oceans. Around 8.5 bil­lion plas­tic straws are thrown away each year, con­tribut­ing to the more than 150 mil­lion tonnes of plas­tic in the world’s oceans.

“When you talk to the peo­ple who were work­ing on that, they were all ab­so­lutely ag­o­nised by the amount of plas­tic, just ev­ery­where,” says Sir David.

Fol­low­ing on from the as­ton­ish­ing re­sponse to Blue Planet II, it has been an­nounced plas­tic straws, drinks stir­rers

fundraiser at Wem­b­ley Arena, hosted by Fearne Cot­ton and Clara Amfo. While last year’s line-up had a pre­dom­i­nantly 1980s feel, with Bana­narama, Boy Ge­orge, Era­sure, Eu­rope, Imag­i­na­tion, Ja­son Dono­van and UB40 all on the bill, 2018’s ex­trav­a­ganza sees four of the 21st cen­tury’s big­gest sell­ing artists per­form­ing. Singer-song­writ­ers Ge­orge Ezra, Jess Glynne, Olly Murs and Rita Ora will all be tak­ing to the stage in Lon­don. Plus, not to be over­shad­owed by the young­sters, pop leg­ends Nile Rodgers & Chic and Sir Rod Stew­art will also be belt­ing out a mix­ture of their hits, clas­sic tracks and favourite cov­ers.

Sir David At­ten­bor­ough re­turns with new wildlife se­ries Dy­nas­ties

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