BBC Bargain Hunt pulled off air amid Queen’s health ‘concern’ breaking news

Bargain Hunt was pulled off air by the BBC this lunchtime amid breaking news about The Queen's health.

The popular show typically airs weekdays from 12.15pm to 1pm but the BBC removed it before announcing that Buckingham Palace had released a statement regarding the Queen.

The statement read: "Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision."

It added: "The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral."

The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became "concerned for her health", Buckingham Palace have said in a statement released on Thursday.

A Palace spokesperson said: "Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision."

They added: "The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral."

The Queen’s immediate family members have been informed, with the latest announcement escalating fears for the monarch’s health.

Prince Charles and Camilla have travelled to Balmoral to be with the Queen, Clarence House said. They were staying nearby at Birkhall on the estate.

While Prince William is also now travelling to Balmoral after today's announcement on the Queen’s health, Kensington Palace said.

Earlier this year, the monarch “reluctantly” missed the State Opening of Parliament due to her difficulties. Speaking of the decision, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said at the time: “The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems, and in consultation with her doctors has reluctantly decided that she will not attend the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow.

“At Her Majesty’s request, and with the agreement of the relevant authorities, The Prince of Wales will read The Queen’s speech on Her Majesty’s behalf, with The Duke of Cambridge also in attendance.”

Bargain Hunt fans were left pondering the end of the programme after it was cut short and took to Twitter to muse over the outcome.

One wrote: "But how much were those tape measures worth?" While another added: "I am just annoyed, the BBC interrupted #BargainHunt How will I know who won?".

A third posted: "Did they make a profit on the clock!? That's all I want to know."

It's the second time this week that live TV has had to make way for breaking news announcements.

On Tuesday (September 5) ITV Loose Women's regular coverage had to be rescheduled as the new Prime Minister was announced live on ITV.

Fans of the Loose Women show had enjoyment of the programme cut short after ITV reacted to the breaking news story and changed the line up.

This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield warned viewers there would be an announcement on the new Prime Minster at some stage in the morning as it happened, but couldn't give any information on when regular programming would return.


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