Sir David Attenborough’s narration makes Adele’s ‘Hello’ video even better

Only the master of documentary voiceover could improve Adele's latest music video.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Nov 3, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 5:16 pm CDT

Thanks to his decades of work filming and narrating nature documentaries, Sir David Attenborough is a perfect target for affectionate parody. But why bother with a second-rate Attenborough impression when you can get the real thing?

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The living legend visited Radio 1 this week, where DJ Greg James gave him a simple but delightful task: narrate Adele‘s “Hello” video in the style of one of his own documentaries.

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We know you’ve already spent thousands of hours watching “Hello” on repeat, but somehow, the genius of Attenborough makes it feel fresh all over again.

Screengrab via BBC Radio 1/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 3, 2015, 8:57 am CST