Blue Planet Is Back And The David Attenborough Swoon-A-Thon Has Begun

Over 10 million people tuned into BBC One this Sunday to watch Blue Planet II, screened some 16 years after the critical acclaim of the original series.

And while some viewers had come for the "spectacular" marine scenes, most were there just to see Sir David Attenborough waltz across the screen like a modern-day messiah.

(Image: Dan Rees/BBC)

As the seven-part sequel aired its first episode this weekend, the internet transformed into an ocean of compliments for the 91-year-old broadcaster and environmental activist.

Twitter is now awash with appreciative comments, with fans claiming his "soothing" voice is enough to warrant paying the £147 for a TV Licence alone.

Viewers were left besotted by Sir David, who spent much of the episode talking about changing ocean systems, surfing dolphins and false killer whales.

Film crews mounted 125 expeditions across 39 countries to capture the scenes in Blue Planet II, which has been almost four years in the making.

Audiences have praised the show as "life-affirming, magical, spellbinding, mind-blowing, genius" – with some saying the nature show was particularly special in the current climate.

"In the world of Trump, Brexit, Weinstein and all other human nonsense, there is something very life-affirming about watching #BluePlanet2," one pointed out.

But the real star of the show is – and will always be – Attenborough. Check out the Tweets below.

Some people even got quite biblical.

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