Video: Sir David Attenborough Narrating Adele’s ‘Hello’ is the Pinnacle of British Achievement

Adele’s voice has finally met its match: the majestic tones of legendary narrator Sir David Attenborough.

Attenborough was recently invited to narrate the beginning of the video for Adele’s hit ‘Hello’ by BBC Radio 1 host Greg James, an honour he was most content to fulfil.

He weaves through the video’s muted sepia setting as if it were the most stunning nature doc since Planet Earth, calling upon the audience to appreciate the delicate and finely tuned animal that is Adele while, who he notes hasn’t upgraded her handset since 1999.

This here is the pinnacle of British achievement.

Here’s the full transcript, but you should really just watch the video below.

“The year is 2015. The world appears to have a green tint to it, but there are also some dead insects in the foreground, but don’t worry about that for now.

“Look, as the world’s most famous pop star zooms down a dirt track in an old Mini, money certainly hasn’t changed her.

“Backing against strong winds and the weight of expectation, she’s convinced that now is the time to strike, she, like all pop stars, needs to hunt to survive. But there’s a problem, the signal is poor and she hasn’t upgraded her handset since 1999. Hashtag flip phone.

“She goes inside to seek shelter from the elements and to find a land line. Her surroundings are unfamiliar and unwelcoming but this is no match for such a cool customer, so she decides to tidy up a bit. Oh, dusty, isn’t it.

“We are about to witness one of the great phenomena of the natural world, it’s important for such a delicate and finely tuned animal that the lighting and setting is just right. and now it is. The lesser spotted Adele is about to be everywhere again. Hello!”