Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to host This Morning from Buckingham Palace
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are set to host This Morning from Buckingham Palace.
The presenting duo will be switching from their filming locations tomorrow, Tuesday 24th May, to mark the Queen's Jubilee, which marks 70 years of the monarch's reign.
Announcing the news on today's show, Holly, 41, said: "Hello and welcome to your Monday this morning. It is the start of a brand new week and we have got a very exciting announcement.”
This was followed by music from London Fanfare Trumpet players. Broadcaster and former politician Gyles Brandreth then read out Buckingham Palace's exclusive invitation.
“Dear Mr Schofield and Ms Willoughby, you have been given a royal appointment for tomorrow, as we will be broadcasting live from Buckingham Palace to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee," he said.
"You will be taking a look back at the Queen’s magnificent 70 years of sovereign, with a host of special guests.
"We look forward to welcoming you live from 10 o’clock tomorrow morning as the celebrations begin at Buckingham Palace.”
After the announcement, Holly said: “I’m so excited. That almost made me cry!’
Phillip added: “Beautifully done!”
Holly then said: “Downton Abbey and now Buckingham Palace – we do get the keys to all the best houses in Britain, don’t we?
Phillip agreed: “We really do! But this is the best one!”
Gyles will be joining Holly and Phillip tomorrow by taking viewers on a look back on the Queen's history of her 70 year reign.
Viewers will also be taken on a tour of the Picture Gallery by Gok Wan, who will give insight into the art work and discuss how the Queen's style has evolved over the years.
He will also speak about how generations have been inspired by her fashion choices.
The Queen's favourite corners of her gardens will be explored by horticultural expert, David Domoney, while chef Phil Vickery will take viewers through the royal kitchens and speak about where the palace recipes originate from.
Speaking about Buckingham Palace's invitation, Phillip said in a statement: “What a privilege to get permission from Buckingham Palace for this special show.
"We are all really looking forward to getting a little more insight into the Queen’s life and family history, and although we have had quite a few royal moments on This Morning over the years, to be at her residence during her Platinum Jubilee year is pretty special.”
Holly Willoughby added: "I have been very lucky to have been a part of many ‘firsts’ on This Morning, but to present live from Her Majesty’s home during such a special year for her is a dream come true. I cannot wait to have a look around!"
This Morning Editor Martin Fizell, said: "This will be our way of commemorating one of the greatest monarchs in history.
"To be allowed to broadcast from the Palace, which has been her home for most of her life is an honour. Our viewers will be in for a real treat.
"We are taking a host of our This Morning family with us and I’m sure this will be a memorable day for us all.”
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