Ben Shephard halts This Morning for ‘distressing’ breaking news | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Ben Shephard halts This Morning for ‘distressing’ breaking news | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

This Morning’s Ben Shephard abruptly halted the ITV show due to ‘distressing’ breaking news. The host appeared visibly shaken by the ‘shocking’ images of escaped horses running rampant through London’s streets.

The live 150-minute broadcast, co-hosted by Ben and Cat Deeley, typically begins with a discussion of the day’s top stories. On this occasion, they were joined in the studio by guests Vanessa Feltz and Tom Strawbridge.

The group was in the midst of discussing a repugnant police WhatsApp message sent following the murders of students Barnaby Webber and Grace O’Malley-Kumar in Nottingham last year when Ben received word of breaking news.

Interrupting the conversation, Ben announced, “We’re going to move onto some breaking news this morning. Shocking pictures have emerged of five escaped Household Cavalry horses. They were doing sort of their daily route through London and they have bolted.”

The Tipping Point star continued to explain that photos had also surfaced of a soldier lying injured on the street, adding “some of the horses have been very spooked. It’s really shocking.”, reports Chronicle Live.

Shocking images of injured horses, one with blood streaming down its leg, left This Morning presenter Cat Deeley visibly taken aback as she exclaimed: “Wow,” while co-host Vanessa Feltz commented: “This is very unusual. These are the best and most rigorously trained horses in the entire country and they are used to being on parade and this is a regular manoeuvre for them, so who knows what happened to frighten them? How awful, how sad for everyone.”

As the situation developed, Ben Shephard updated viewers on the chaos unfolding in central London, saying: “It’s a very busy time in central London right now.

“They don’t know what necessarily know what caused it. They’ve been spooked somehow and then they’ve bolted and they’re desperately trying to get them under control.”

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV1.

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