Foxtel subscription TV channel Sky News Australia has swiftly transported many of its key talents to the UK for live coverage of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III.
The first of four hosts to go to air were Peta Credlin and Paul Murray on Sunday evening. Following them on Monday morning from 5.30am were breakfast hosts Laura Jayes and Peter Stefanovic.
Credlin and Murray went to air Sunday night as the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II started its journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh.
Losing a primetime place to Australians hosting from the UK is Piers Morgan. His new Piers Morgan Uncensored program is now only available to Flash subscribers. The program was launched in Australia with high hopes back in April.
The Foxtel news channel is promising that over the coming week Sky News Australia teams across the UK and Australia will be live around the clock to cover all the commemorative moments including Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and the events around the accession of King Charles III.
Following their two-hour joint hosting on Sunday night, Peta Credlin will continue to host her Credlin program throughout the week nightly at 6.00pm, live from London.
Paul Murray will also be live from London Monday – Thursday at 8.00pm for an extended two-hour edition of Paul Murray Live.
Laura Jayes and Peter Stefanovic are hosting a Remembering Queen Elizabeth II program each morning from 5.30am – 11.00am live from Buckingham Palace, featuring the latest breaking news and updates on the day’s royal events.
Sky News reporters Annelise Nielsen and Jonathan Lea will also be on the ground in the UK with the top stories as they develop, plus reaction from Australia and the world.
Continuing coverage each day on Sky News Australia from 11.00am will be from Tom Connell and Ashleigh Gillon as they take the hosting reins across the week for NewsDay.
Next on air each day will be Afternoon Agenda at 2.00pm led by Kieran Gilbert and Andrew Clennell with the latest news from Canberra as politicians and others remember the extraordinary life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Live rolling coverage and analysis continues each night with special editions of The Kenny Report weeknights at 5.00pm, The Bolt Report Monday – Thursday at 7.00pm, The Rita Panahi Show Monday at 10.00pm, The World According to Rowan Dean Tuesday – Thursday at 10.00pm and The Front Page weeknights at 11.00pm.
Piers Morgan can now be heard giving his take on the historic events in Piers Morgan Uncensored streaming Tuesday – Friday on Flash. Morgan hosted a special three-hour program on Friday paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II which is available to watch on the Piers Morgan Uncensored YouTube page.