Dec 15, 2016 06:19 AM EST

‘X-Factor’ Shattering ‘Planet Earth’ Series Will Still Be Hosted By 90-Year-Old David Attenborough Even if He Reaches 100 Years Old By 2026!

By JC Santos

BBC's famous nature "Planet Earth" series has rivalled ratings of UK's top talent show "X-Factor." It is looking at a bright third season congruent with the belief of show producers that it is outrageous not to produce another segment. Legendary BBC presenter David Attenborough has agreed to host the third season - even if it means he is turning to 100 by the year the third season is released.

According to The Daily Star, "Planet Earth 3" is due to happen but Producer Mike Gunton said it would be "crazy" to make a third installment only after "three or five years. However, he also said it would be "crazy to count out" a third season of "Planet Earth." The previous season took 10 years to make, according to the producer.

Furthering his insight regarding the production for "Planet Earth" he said that it takes more or less 10 years time to produce the show because of intensive research needed for the subject matter. According to his in-depth interview in, he said that physically travelling to different parts of the world - especially if destinations are quite far away from each other - also take time. He said "Planet Earth 2" was successful because it was a combination of "getting things just right at the correct time."

Mike Gunton also said if David Attenborough decides to stop they will have to "rethink how they do the entire programme (sic)."David Attenborough had once been a senior executive of the BBC and started in the 1950s as a radio talk producer. He once resigned from his post to get a post-graduate degree in social anthropology.

Once, he had been compared as a contrast against actress Tara Reid. Promoting Syfy Channel's strange and outrageous "Sharknado", Tara Reid was a "David Attenborough but with more pizzaz" - and likely less research regarding the topic.

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