By Ron Howells • 12 May 2021 • 10:32
TV Host Alastair Campbell Apologises After Accidentally Saying The 'Queen Is Dead' On GMB. image: YouTube scrn shot
TV Host Alastair Campbell Apologises After Accidentally Saying The ‘Queen Is Dead’ On GMB.
Alastair Campbell left Good Morning Britain fans totally gobsmacked as he made an on-air gaffe saying the “Queen is dead” while interviewing former professional footballer Vinnie Jones.
He later profusely apologised for the gaffe, explaining he meant the Queen’s late husband Prince Philip instead. Alastair Campbell together with Susanna Reid interviewed Vinnie Jones on Good Morning Britain today about his new book Life After Loss which sees him open up on his grief after the death of his wife Tanya Jones.
During the interview, Alastair said: “We’ve been talking a lot about Prince Philip after the death of the Queen.
“One of the phrases that kept being used was something she said after 911, the statement that we had to take to New York.
“‘Grief is the price we pay for love,’ and that’s what comes out of your book on every single page. “Bits of it, especially considering it’s you, moves you to tears.”
Eagle-eyed and baffled fans stormed Twitter highlighting his on-air error. One tweet read: “Please Confirm @GMB is the Queen dead?? #GMB”
Another remarked: “#GMB Death of the queen?” A third penned: “Has @campbellclaret just told us, the Queen died? #gmb”. While a fourth exclaimed: “When did the Queen die? #GMB At least @piersmorgan doesn’t get confused.”
As reported by The Express.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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