Alastair Campbell has amused some Good Morning Britain viewers when he accidentally announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II on-air.
Campbell is filling in as co-presenter on a temporary basis throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, with ITV still searching for a permanent replacement for the recently departed Piers Morgan.
During this morning’s (12 May) episode, Campbell spoke to ex-footballer Vinnie Jones about grief, following the death of Jones’s wife Tanya in 2019.
“We talked a lot about Prince Philip after the death of the Queen,” said Campbell, only later realising his error.
A couple of minutes later, the presenter confirmed that he had indeed misspoken.
“I think I may have accidentally announced the death of the Queen. I meant Prince Philip, of course,” he said, seeing the lighter side of the slip-up.
Some viewers joked about the blunder on social media, with one person writing: “Ha off with his head!”
“Alastair Campbell just accidentally announced the death of the Queen on #GMB,” wrote someone else, alongside a “crying laughing” emoji.
Good Morning Britain can be watched weekdays on ITV from 6am and ITV Hub.
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