BARGAIN Hunt was pulled from the BBC halfway through an episode for The Queen’s health update.
The show normally airs on BBC One at 12.15pm every day, but following Buckingham Palace’s latest announcement about the Queen’s health, the show was cut midway through so BBC News could start earlier.
Bargain Hunt was pulled off air midway through an episode today for an update on The Queen’s health
Buckingham Palace released a statement to say the Monarch’s doctors were ‘concerned’ for her health
The Royal Family’s official Twitter account released a statement at 12.34pm from Buckingham Palace.
It read: “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.
“The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
Bargain Hunt viewers took to Twitter to comment on the sudden end to the episode to focus on the 96-year-old Monarch’s health.
One wrote: “Pretty sure BBC1 could have waited for news at 1 for the Royal no-news #BargainHunt.”
Another pointed out that BBC News was set to start at 1pm anyways, writing: “BargainHunt couldn’t the BBC wait 20 minutes to tell us the Queen is ill?”
A third raged: “Unbelievable bloody news is on right after this I was enjoying bargain hunt today leave it until then ffs #bargainhunt.”
Meanwhile a fourth tweeted: “Just interrupted #bargainhunt to say the Queen is ill. I wanna know if the red or blues won.”
The Queen’s immediate family members have been informed, the palace said.
Clarence House confirmed Prince Charles and Camilla have already travelled to Balmoral.
Prince William is also on his way to the Scottish estate as fears for the monarch’s health grow.
Camilla had been due to meet staff and patients at Maggie’s in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, today but the engagement was cancelled.
Charles’ helicopter was also seen landing on the grounds of Balmoral this morning.