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‘Art Attack’ host Neil Buchanan has come out and denied he’s Banksy but no one is convinced

Predictably, Art Attack host Neil Buchanan has shut down the conspiracy theory that he is the identity of Banksy. Now it’s his word against the world’s.

Yesterday we reported that there was a conspiracy theory going around that Art Attack‘s Neil Buchanan was, in fact, the real identity of Banksy – which, if you think about it, makes perfect sense.

Now Buchanan has gone public and flat out denied it, but no one, myself included, seems especially convinced.

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Of course, the idea that the elusive, hooded street figure responsible for the subversive, sociopolitical works sprayed across the globe could also have a wholesome day job as the host of a jolly television show that teaches children how to make art is exactly the kind of news everyone is craving.

Apparently Buchanan was made well aware of the identity theory as the front page of his website now contains a post with a big red heading: Neil Buchanan is NOT Banksy.

“We have been inundated with enquiries over the weekend regarding the current social media story,” the statement reads. “Unfortunately this website does not have the infrastructure to answer all these enquiries individually, however we can confirm that there is no truth in the rumour whatsoever.”

“Neil spent Lockdown with vulnerable members of his family and is now preparing to launch his new art collection in 2021,” it continues. “Thank you and please stay safe.” 

However, people seem decidedly unconvinced about Buchanan’s denial of his identity:

Except for this guy, who I tend to disagree with seeing as cardboard tubes from old toilet rolls and different coloured ping pong balls is probably exactly how Banksy avoids being caught.

Let’s be real, there’s no denying the identity of Banksy anymore. Give the people what they want, Neil.