GMB’s Alastair Campbell forced to apologise after ‘accidentally announcing death of the Queen’ in HUGE live TV blunder


GOOD Morning Britain’s Alastair Campbell was forced to apologise after “accidentally announcing the death of the Queen” in a HUGE live TV blunder.

The mortified TV presenter issued the apology as he explained that he meant to say her husband Prince Philip, who sadly passed away last month.

Alastair was mortified by the blunder

During his and co-host Susanna Reid’s interview with Vinnie Jones on the breakfast show today, Alastair said: “We’ve talked a lot about Prince Philip after the death of the Queen…”

Moments later, he’d clearly been made aware of his mistake as he interrupted the chat to say: “Can I just say, Susanna, I think I may have accidentally announced the death of the Queen.

“I meant Prince Philip.”

Susanna nodded her head sympathetically, reassuring: “People knew exactly what you meant.”

He accidentally said that the Queen had died

He made the gaffe during an interview with Vinnie Jones
Alastair meant to say Prince Philip, who passed away last month

Viewers at home were stunned by the incident, and flocked to Twitter to share their reaction.

One exclaimed: “When did the Queen die??”

Another added: “The Queen’s not dead…”

A third shared a crying-with-laughter emoji as they giggled: “Alastair Campbell just accidentally announced the death of the Queen on #GMB.”

Alastair has been a guest presenter on Good Morning Britain this week, joining Susanna in the hot seat as Piers Morgan’s temporary replacement.

Today was always due to be his final day on the breakfast show, and he joked that he wouldn’t be invited back following the royal gaffe.

He was drafted in to replace Piers after the divisive star sensationally quit the programme in March after sparking outrage for his comments about Meghan Markle.

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