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It seemed like everyone in Ireland was glued to the brilliant Planet Earth II last night

THE PENGUINS.

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TEN YEARS AGO, David Attenborough produced the first Planet Earth nature documentary for the BBC – and it went down as one of the great telly spectacles ever produced.

And last night he was back with Planet Earth II.

Which definitely lived up to expectations

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Crabs, iguanas, penguins… yellow crazy ants. It had it all

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There were sloths swimming too

Last night’s opener focused on wildlife that inhabit islands like Panama, Hawaii, Madagascar and Indonesia

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The battle between the red crabs and the yellow ants was particularly dramatic

In fact, the whole show was packed with near misses

THE BABY IGUANA ESCAPED THE SNAKES

And there was absolutely stunning camera work on show

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It was the first ever BBC television series produced in Ultra-high definition.

People were shook with the emotion of it all

The brave penguins, plucky komodo dragaons and victorious iguanas – it really had it all.

Planet Earth II – we’ll see you next week

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