This Morning pulled off air over major technical blunder

This Morning had to be pulled off air because of a technical error credit:Bang Showbiz
This Morning had to be pulled off air because of a technical error credit:Bang Showbiz

'This Morning' had to be taken off air for almost 15 minutes on Friday (09.02.24) because of a technical error.

The ITV1 magazine show normally runs from 10am to 12:30pm on weekdays but upon returning from an ad break during Friday's episode, viewers were instead presented with three short pre-recorded documentaries focusing on locations in Wales and the English Channel as well as one item titled 'Britain's Favourite Forests' presented by three members of the 'This Morning' family.

A message printed on the screen read: "We are sorry for the disruption to your schedule. We will return to normal as soon as we can. "

After the three short films had aired, the show finally resumed normal proceedings where hosts Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond were joined in the studio by Gyles Brandreth and Isla Traquair to resume the 'Morning View' segment of the show.

Alison explained: "Welcome back to 'This Morning'. We do apologise, we've been having a few gremlins in the system and we're sorting it, aren't we?"

Dermot added: "Absolutely. But three lovely films to watch while we were at it, Josie Gibson, Megan McCubbin and then Julia Bradbury. It's almost like Gyes went backstage and fiddled with a couple of buttons so we could all have a lovely lie-down!"

Former politician Gyles, 75, is a regular contributor on the programme and the 'Celebrity Gogglebox' star is often seen discussing current affairs and has even recently launched the viewer phone-in game 'Beat the Brandreth' in which he goes head-to-head with a member of the public with a series of questions, giving them the chance to win £500.

But Gyles - who has been married to Michèle Brown since 1973 - joked that whenever he does appear on the show, his wife puts the television on mute.

He said: "Well, I tell you, when I am on, my wife turns the sound down so she wouldn't have missed it!"

Former 'Big Brother' star Alison added: "So she's turning it back up now? I love live TV!"