Art Attack's Neil Buchanan denies he is, in fact, Banksy 2 weeks ago

Art Attack's Neil Buchanan denies he is, in fact, Banksy

"We have been inundated with enquiries over the weekend regarding the current social media story..."

Art Attack's Neil Buchanan has denied that he is, in fact, Banksy.

The former children's TV show presenter issued a statement this week following claims that he is actually the elusive anonymous street artist.

A statement on Buchanan's official website sadly put the rumours to rest.

"Neil Buchanan ISN'T Banksy," it read. "We have been inundated with enquiries over the weekend regarding the current social media story.

"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. Thank you and please stay safe."

This disappointing news comes after social media users began stating that Banksy artwork appeared in places where Buchanan's band Marseille used to play gigs.

The street artists' true identity has remained largely unknown for decades, however multiple publications in the UK claim to know who Banksy is.

Unfortunately for us, it is not Neil Buchanan.

The TV presenter and artist rose to fame during his stint on Finders Keepers in the early '90s. He later co-created and hosted Art Attack on CITV between 1990 and 2007.

He is, as the statement on his website suggests, currently spending lockdown with his family.