London Grime star Stormzy falls victim to BBC Three David Attenborough April Fools' Day joke

Patrick Grafton-Green
'Dumb s***': Stormzy had initially sent BBC Three a long DM about the tweet: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

London rapper Stormzy fell victim to an April Fools' joke made by BBC Three, which suggested Sir David Attenborough would be presenting a new Grime documentary.

On Saturday the BBC Three account tweeted what appeared to be a promo for David Attenborough: A Life Of Grime.

The tweet came complete with a mocked up cover of the legendary broadcaster with various industry stars and read: "Brand new and exclusive to BBC Three."

Alerted to the post by a fan, Stormzy said the channel “had been doing some dumb s***” and sent them a long DM “just slewing them”.

However he soon realised his error.

The 23-year-old posted “Ahh I all sent @bbcthree some long DM just slewing them. public apology guys sorry.”

He told the fan: “Sis, it's April fools, we've been punked. Fuming”.

In a series of follow up tweets, he said: “F*** April fools man there's no time it's too confusing what is the truth” and added: “Fam I'm coming off the internet.”

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