Guest GMB host Alastair Campbell is forced to apologise after accidentally telling viewers the Queen is DEAD in on-air blunder
- Alastair Campbell made the gaffe whilst hosting Good Morning Britain as a guest
- He was interviewing former England footballer Vinnie Jones when he misspoke
- Campbell accidentally announced ‘death of the Queen’ meaning Prince Philip
Alastair Campbell was forced to apologise after accidentally announcing the death of the Queen on Good Morning Britain.
Campbell made the gaffe this morning whilst interviewing former England footballer Vinnie Jones about his new memoir, Lost Without You, which remembers his late wife Tanya Jones.
Campbell, who is co-hosting the show as a guest with Susanna Reid, 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 in every single page.’
Just moments later in the show Campbell corrected himself, telling viewers: ‘I think I may have accidentally announced the death of the Queen. I meant Prince Philip, of course.’
Reid stepped in to assure him: ‘I think people understood exactly what you meant.’
However that did not stop viewers from taking to Twitter to point out the gaffe, with one writing: ‘Alastair Campbell ‘accidentally announces’ the Queen’s death on GMB, Piers replacement is not off to a good start to say the least. This was a big one.’
Alastair Campbell was forced to apologise after accidentally announcing the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Good Morning Britain whilst interviewing former footballer Vinnie Jones
Vinnie has candidly discussed his ongoing grief following her death and has now written the intimate memoir, Lost Without You
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Another presenter cock up! What’s going on @GMB’.
Twitter user Edward Roberts wrote: ‘Good Morning Britain you sack Piers for calling Meghan a liar yet here is Campbell saying our queen is dead?’
Another user wrote: ‘Did Alastair Campbell REALLY just refer to the “death of the Queen” at 8.23 am on GMB? I hope she complains to the head of ITV’.
Campbell accidentally announced the ‘death of the Queen’, meaning to reference Prince Philip’s death. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II sitting next to the Duke of Edinburgh, May 18 2016
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Another presenter cock up! What’s going on @GMB’
Campbell accidentally misspoke whilst speaking to footballer turned actor Vinnie Jones, 56, about his wife’s death.
Jones tied the knot with Tanya in 1994, but she tragically passed away in July 2019 following a six year battle with cancer.
Vinnie has candidly discussed his ongoing grief following her death and has now written the intimate memoir, Lost Without You, which tackles his grief honestly and shares warm stories from the 25 years he spent married to Tanya.