Sir David Attenborough breaks the internet after finally joining Instragram

Sir David Attenborough has finally joined social media and set a new Instagram record in the process.

The 94-year-old made his debut on Instagram overnight, breaking Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram record by hitting one million followers just four hours after his first post.

He now has over 2.2 million followers.

In his first post, the much-loved nature broadcaster explained he was hoping to use the account to spread awareness around climate change.

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David Attenborough has spent a lifetime travelling, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. He’s also witnessed the damaged caused. Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will. That’s why we want to share this message on Instagram. Because there is hope and together, we can inspire change. Social media isn’t David’s usual habitat so while he’s recorded messages solely for Instagram, like the one in this post, we're helping to run this account. In case you’re wondering, ‘we’ are Jonnie and Colin and we worked with David on A Life On Our Planet. So, as well as sharing the messages he’s recorded especially for this account we’ll also post some exclusive clips and behind the scenes content. Stay tuned.

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“Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will,” he said in a video.

“This is my first time on Instagram.

“And I’m making this move and exploring this new way of communication to me, because as we all know, the world is in trouble. Continents are on fire. Glaciers are melting. Coral reefs are dying. Fish are disappearing from our oceans. The list goes on and on and on.”

“But we know what to do about it and that’s why I’m tackling this new way of communication.”

He says he’ll be using the platform to record messages explaining what the problems are and “how we can deal with them.”

Although the account belongs to Attenborough, he won’t be running it himself.

The page will be managed by Jonnie Hughes and Colin Butfield who are the filmmakers of his recent Netflix documentary A Life on Our Planet.

Bindi Irwin confirms she’s having a baby GIRL!

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell have posted another adorable baby photo to Instagram, confirming they’re having a girl!

Pictured with one of Australia Zoo’s Aldabra tortoise’s, Chandler is also holding a sonagram picture of a healthy baby.

Bindi posted the image to her Instagram page last night, announcing the good news.

“Baby girl, you are our world,” her post reads.

“Our beautiful daughter is now about the same size as a hatchling Aldabra tortoise and is as healthy as can be.

“We can’t wait for her arrival next year.”

The couple announced their pregnancy back in August, during the first trimester, just a few short months after their covid wedding in March.

Bindi’s brother Robert has commented on the announcement, “I can’t wait to meet my niece!”

Neither can we, Bob! Congrats Bindi and Chandler!

Ellen DeGeneres addresses workplace allegations in first show back since COVID

Popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has addressed the allegations of a toxic workplace at the show, as filming resumes in the United States.

Throughout the year, various allegations of a dysfunctional workplace had emerged, including claims of sexual misconduct and racially insensitive comments.

Three of show’s producers quit the show over the allegations, and an internal investigation took place.

Ellen had been filming home sessions of the show during the coronavirus period, but has just returned to a studio with a virtual audience.

She began the first show back with a monologue about the allegations, vowing the 18th season will be a ‘new chapter’.

“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment and then there was an investigation.

“I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously, and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected.

“I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realise that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.

“We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace, and what we want for the future.

“We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter,” she said.

Watch the full video below.

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Netflix is increasing the price of its plans in Australia from today

Popular streaming service Netflix has announced it’s hiking up the prices of it’s plans in Australia.

From today, the basic plan will increase from $9.99 to $10.99 a month, while the standard plan will go from $13.99 to $15.99.

However, Aussie viewers already paying for the premium plan won’t have to worry, with that plan staying at the same price of $19.99 a month.

A spokesperson from Netflix said the price hike would enable the company to “invest in more shows and films”, giving Australians more variety.

“We know Australians have never had more choices when it comes to entertainment, and we’re more committed than ever to delivering an experience that exceeds their expectations,” Netflix said.

“Members tell us how much they value the breadth and variety of the catalogue, and we’re updating our prices so that we can continue to invest in more shows and films.

“As always, there will be different plans so that people can pick a price that works for their budget.”

The price increase will be effective immediately for new users, while existing members will notice the difference on their next bill.

Fans believe this video proves who WINS The Bachelor

Alright bachie fans, we’re getting down to the business end of this season of the Bachelor… where we all eagerly await to find out who steals Locky’s heart.

While we’re not set to officially find out until the next few weeks, there’s talk going around that two of the contestants may have unknowingly let the winner slip.

Fans of the reality show believe a video shared on the Bachie Funny Instagram Page last week seemingly proves fan-favourite Irena will take home the final rose.

The footage shows Bella Varelis and intruder Bec Cvilikas watching an episode of the show together, with reports the pair are now also living together.

“Intruder Bec watching last night’s ep with Bella and Bella’s friends and family,” Bachie Funny caption the video.

“A lot of you are messaging to say they now live together. Wouldn’t be doing that if either had won hey!”

 

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New photos have also since emerged, showing Bella and Bec enjoying a breakfast out together in Bondi over the weekend.

According to the odds, Irena is the favourite to win, followed by Bella, with Bec coming in at third.

The Bachelor Australia continues at 7.30pm Wednesday on Channel Ten.