This Morning and Loose Women cancelled for ITV News special after Queen's death | The Sun

THIS Morning and Loose Women have been removed from the TV schedule today to make way for an ITV News special.

The programme is due to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – who peacefully passed away at Balmoral on Thursday.

As the UK enters a period of mourning following Queen Elizabeth's death aged 96 – significant broadcasting changes have been made.

ITV have already decided to remove This Morning and Loose Women from its schedule on Friday to make way for a ITV News special.

While Good Morning Britain will air as normal until 9am, the special programme dedicated to celebrating Her Majesty's life will run for the remainder of the day.

It is unclear whether ITV will return to regular programming next week, though disruption to the schedule is expected.


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Her Majesty died peacefully on Thursday aged 96 – marking an end to her historic reign and sparking an outpouring of grief.

In a sombre statement, Buckingham Palace confirmed Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, had passed away – making her son, Charles, King.

Buckingham Palace announced in a statement: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

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Charles, who will now be known as King Charles III, gave a sombre statement as he led the nation in mourning.

He said: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”

The Queen's passing comes as…

  • Liz Truss hailed the Queen as ‘the rock on which modern Britain was built’
  • King Charles told of his 'greatest' sadness as he paid tribute to his mother
  • The Queen went from a shy daddy's girl to a hero who dedicated her life to the country
  • The Union flag flew at half mast as the devastating news was announced
  • Prince Charles has now become King Charles III
  • Prince Harry was pictured holding his head as he travelled to Balmoral to be with his family
  • Crowds have gathered at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral to pay tribute to the Queen

Since news broke of The Queen's tragic death, tributes have flooded in from world leaders, including Prime Minister Liz Truss.

The PM, who was formally appointed by the Queen just two days ago, said the Queen's death was a “huge shock to the nation and the world”.

US President Joe Biden hailed the royal as "more than a monarch" and said she "defined an era".

Barack Obama said he and wife Michelle had been "awed" by the Queen's "legacy of tireless, dignified public service".

While ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was the "country's saddest day".

Her passing comes after Prince Charles and Prince William raced to be by the Queen’s side after doctors confirmed they were “concerned” for her health.

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