A former children’s TV presenter has denied that he is a graffiti artist, Banksy, when a theory went viral.
“Neil Buchanan ISN T Banksy,” Read a statement Posted on the broadcaster’s official website on Monday.
This came after a social media rumor suggested that the former Art Attack and Fighters Keepers host was behind the anonymous Street Art of Banksy.
As the story unfolded, the 58-year-old boy felt compelled to clear the air.
“We have been inquiring over the weekend regarding the current social media story.” Read the notice on his website.
“Unfortunately this website does not have the basic premise to answer all of these inquiries separately, although we can confirm that there is no truth in any of the rumors.”
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It added: “Neil spent Lockdown with vulnerable members of his family and is now preparing to launch his new art collection in 2021. Thank you and please stay safe.”
Neil Buchanan hosted Art Attack on ITV from 1990 to 2007, and was known for using the show to create ambitious, large-scale artwork – including one. The view of the zoo is made up of sacks of vegetables; And a Picture of a reed carved in a field by a lawnmower.
Rumors of a perceived change-ego began when a user claimed that Banksy’s artwork had spread to places where Buchanan’s former band Marcelle had played the jig.
Mystery has plagued Banksy’s true identity for years, and many news outlets have published theories about who he could be.
However, his identity has never been officially confirmed.
The Bristol-based artist has been particularly active this year, and last month Funded the boat to rescue the refugees At sea.
However, the Italian Coast Guard, along with a large rescue boat, had to come to the aid of Luce Mitchell when it got stuck and became too heavy.
In July, Banksy encouraged people to wear face masks in graffiti pieces that Appeared on the London Underground train.
Transport for London (TFL) said it was later removed in line with its “strict anti-graffiti policy”.
And, in May, an artwork that The NHS paid tribute In Southampton General Hospital fans.