CHANNEL 4 has entered the race to air the Queen’s Christmas Day speech.
The broadcaster’s application comes in the wake of the Royal Family falling out with the BBC.
An insider said: “This is a bold and unprecedented move from Channel 4.
“But they are a public broadcaster, too, and don’t have any axes to grind. Bosses are continually looking to expand the broadcaster’s remit and give viewers fresh and unexpected programming.
“Channel 4 would definitely love to show the Queen’s speech this year should the BBC be punished again.”
Meanwhile it is also news that The Queen has banned a classic British board game at Christmas after competitive royals got “too vicious”.
“The royals love a good game, but monopoly is off the cards,” a clip on the family’s YouTube channel, titled Royal Rule Book: The Royal Family’s Strangest Rules revealed.
“Prince Andrew said it is banned as it gets too vicious,” it added.
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