Art Attack's Neil Buchanan responds to Banksy conspiracy theory

Neil Buchanan starred in Art Attack

Neil Buchanan starred in Art Attack

The internet and social media regularly offer up some weird and wonderful theories, many of them appearing much more genuine than others.

Plus, while Banksy's identity has been hotly debated over the last few years, there are a few front-runners tipped to be the street artist.

But just where has this freakish new theory come from, how much truth is there in the rumours? Yet people are still certain that Banksy's street art magically followed Neil's band 14 years prior to it even being a thing.

Buchanan shot to fame as the charismatic host of Art Attack in 1990 after the success of a pilot filmed at a disused swimming pool in Gillingham the previous year.

Buchanan is indeed a musician, and played in a heavy metal band called Marseille in the 1970s.

The claim that "Neil from Art Attack is Banksy" started to spread over the weekend when @ScouseMan_ tweeted that he had just heard the rumour himself. "If true, it's the funniest s*** ever. That's outright in the Faith category without question".

Many people then responded to the rumour on social media by announcing they believe it, with one person arguing: "Neil Buchanan WAS known for his big outdoor pieces utilising multimedia props and items to craft uncanny replicas" [on Art Attack].

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"I'm not even going to look any further into this", one Twitter user wrote, "I'm taking this tweet at face value and telling everyone Neil Buchanan is Banksy now".

Another added: "They say not to believe everything you read online but I 100% believe this".

Either way, Banksy could never be Neil Buchanan, so let's put the rumours to rest. "Please can this be true!"

However, claiming that Neil and Banksy are one in the same is a disservice to the creativity of Neil Buchanan.

However, Neil denying that he is Banksy sounds exactly like what Banksy would do.

However, in 2016, the Independent reported that Banksy's real identity is, in fact, a man by the name of Robin Gunningham, who originated from Bristol.

Bristol native Banksy, has gained a reputation for his large art pieces in public spaces while managing to hide his identity.

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