epa05817449 Jackie Chan arrives for the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 26 February 2017. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in 24 categories in filmmaking. EPA/PAUL BUCK
Jackie Chan brought his pandas to the Oscars (Picture: EPA)

Some people might take their mothers, wives or husbands to the Oscars, but honorary recipient Jackie Chan showed up on the red carpet with a more unlikely partner.

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Or, to be more precise, two unlikely partners – of the panda variety.

Yup, the action movie legend turned up to the biggest night in Hollywood with a couple of cuddly panda toys in tow – which in Oscar terms, is something you don’t see every day.

But like everything else which goes on on that red carpet, there was a pretty simple explanation for it all – it was all in aid of his role as panda ambassador.

‘I am the ambassador of panda and after the earthquake they get hurt and I raise them,’ Jackie explained. ‘I have two pandas in China of my own.’

Bless. Although he could have popped a couple of tuxes on them for their big night.

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