Sir David Attenborough in Tunbridge Wells: TV star thrills hundreds with book signing
By kentsussex | Friday, February 15, 2013, 16:32
Living legend Sir David Attenborough was the talk of the town when he dropped in to visit Tunbridge Wells today.
Sir David Attenborough and Erroll Fuller in Tunbridge Wells this afternoon
Cheers: The crowds were thrilled when Sir David Attenborough arrived in Tunbridge Wells today
Hundreds waited for hours in the freezing cold to see the living legend
Fresh from wowing the nation with the Africa series, the 86-year-old was signing copies of his latest book at Waterstone's in Calverley Road.
Erroll Fuller was also in attendance to ink signatures of "Drawn from Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise".
Hundreds of eager fans queued from 9am to catch a glimpse of the star.
The crowds inside the store then cheered when the iconic wildlife presenter arrived to sign copies at around 3.15pm.
When asked what it was like to be in Tunbridge Wells Sir David replied "very nice".
Fans had waited for over six hours to meet him, with Peter Cook from Claremont Road first in the queue before the store had even opened.
The line stretched back out of the shop and all the way up Calverley Precinct towards Calverley Road.
Waterstones staff said they had sold out of the book with 300 copies being snapped up. They even had to take copies out from their window display to give to eager fans.
Ella Krzos, who had taken time off work to meet him, was shaking after she had met her hero.
She said: "He is a national hero and he will always be in our hearts. He is passionate about everything he has done and dedicated his life to wildlife."
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