He currently has 3.8m followers.

Sir David Attenborough has broken Jennifer Anniston’s Instagram record.

The 94-year-old joined the social media platform during the week.

According to the Guinness World Record, he reached 1 million followers in just 4hours 44 minutes.

The previous record was held by Jennifer Anniston.

The Friends star joined last October and hit the million mark in 5 hours 16 minutes.

In his first post, Sir David told fans;

“I am 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. Saving our planet is now a communications challenge.”



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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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As of the weekend, David Attenborough has 3.8 million followers.

The overall most followed account is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with a whopping 238 million followers.