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ITV announces Coronation coverage


ITV announces Coronation coverage

A special programme produced by ITN, King Charles III: The Coronation, will be broadcast live from 8.30am to 3pm on Saturday 6th May giving viewers on ITV1, STV, STV Player and ITVX. A close up view of all the events of Coronation Day will feature in this ITV News special Presenters Julie Etchingham and Tom Bradby will guide viewers through a day of pageantry and celebration.

Michael Jermey, ITV’s Director of News and Current Affairs:

“ITV’s uninterrupted coverage on Coronation Day will capture every significant moment of an historically important event. We will provide viewers with a close up view of all the pageantry and public celebration. Our guests will reflect a range of views on what the new reign will mean for Britain and the Commonwealth.”

The ITV/ITN team including Mary Nightingale, Nina Hossain, Charlene White and James Mates will be at the key locations ensuring viewers don’t miss a moment during six and a half hours of live, uninterrupted coverage.

From Monday 1st May, ITV Daytime programmes including Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women will recognise and celebrate the Coronation of HM King Charles III. On the week leading up to the Coronation, Good Morning Britain will be joined by an array of experts, dignitaries and friends of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen Consort. On Friday’s show, the day before the event, Lorraine Kelly will dedicate the entire programme to Coronation content including the best food for Coronation outdoor street parties to the most fashionable party looks.

On Friday 5th May, Loose Women will put on a celebration fit for a King from 12.30pm – as the studio is transformed into a great British garden party! Joining in with events happening up and down the country, the live studio audience will be invited to take part in a green-themed royal knees up, in honour of His Majesty The King. The panel will be dressed to impress for the occasion and joined by Royal super-fans and showbiz guests throughout the episode to honour the Coronation.

On Saturday 6th May from 6am Good Morning Britain will usher viewers into a weekend of programming, with a one-off special episode in celebration of the upcoming Coronation. Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard will be live from Westminster Abbey, Ranvir Singh will be outside the Abbey speaking to guests as they arrive, Kate Garraway will be live from Buckingham Palace, Charlotte Hawkins will be with the Armed Forces and Laura Tobin will be live from the Long Walk in Windsor.

In a first for ITV, live audio description of the Coronation ceremony will be available through the ITV1 TV coverage, and live signing of the Coronation ceremony will be available on ITV3. In addition to the rolling coverage on Saturday 6th May, which will be available to livestream through ITVX, on ITVX there will also be an hour-long highlights show that will be available that evening, as well as additional bespoke content and explainers on the ITVX ITV News rail and the ITV News website.

Emma Gormley, Managing Director ITV Daytime:

“The Coronation of HM King Charles III is a once-in-a-lifetime television event and here at ITV Daytime we’re producing many hours of bespoke content, as well as special stand alone shows, to celebrate and commemorate this historical occasion with our audience, both at home and globally.”

On Monday 8th May Loose Women will host an extended 75-minute show for the Coronation Bank Holiday.

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