ITV reveals urgent schedule changes to focus on the Queen’s health with The Chase and local news suspended


ITV has revealed it is suspending some of its regular programming tonight to focus on coverage on the Queen’s health.

The broadcaster revealed The Chase and following shows have been taken off air for an ITV News special.

ITV said it was turning over the teatime schedule to coverage of The Queen

People have gathered outside Buckingham Palace this afternoon

It said in an “urgent amendment” that the 6pm local news will also give way to rolling coverage of the Queen.

However, Emmerdale is due to air as planned at 7.30pm on Thursday night.

ITV viewers have been shown coverage of the Queen as royals rushed to be by her side after Buckingham Palace revealed doctors were “concerned” for her health.

Robert Peston has been broadcasting from Downing Street with royal editor Chris Ship in the studio and Scotland correspondent Peter Smith at Balmoral, where the Queen is staying.