ITV Good Morning Britain halted for breaking news as Kate Garraway issues apology

Kate Garraway abruptly halted the usual routines on Good Morning Britain when the programme was interrupted with a breaking news alert.

The ITV morning show took an unexpected turn after coming back from an ad break as a significant announcement was issued, disclosing that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had issued an apology.

Kate announced: "Good Morning Britain, it's eight o'clock and we have some breaking news. In the last few minutes, Rishi Sunak has apologised for leaving the D-Day commemorations early in order to record an interview with ITV."

It comes as the Tory party chief exited the Normandy event prematurely on Thursday, reports the Express. Numerous soldiers and veterans came together to commemorate the momentous day's 80th anniversary, with King Charles also present.

However, Mr Sunak suffered censure when he left the proceedings early to maintain his general election campaign. Kate revealed that the PM had now published a statement, admitting that his actions were "a mistake".

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The breaking news alert was issued by the hosts on Friday's show. -Credit:ITV

Adding to this she said: "In the interview, he dismissed Keir Starmer's accusation that he lied about Labour plans to elevate taxes by £2,000 during their televised leader debate earlier in the week."

Her co-host Rob Rinder contributed further to the report by saying that another debate is scheduled for tonight on BBC One.

Mr Sunak's statement expressed: "The 80th anniversary of D-Day has been a profound moment to honour the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our values, our freedom and our democracy."

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"This anniversary should be about those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The last thing I want is for the commemorations to be overshadowed by politics."

It continued: "I care deeply about veterans and have been honoured to represent the UK at a number of events in Portsmouth and France over the past two days and to meet those who fought so bravely.

"After the conclusion of the British event in Normandy, I returned back to the UK. On reflection, it was a mistake not to stay in France longer - and I apologise."

Paul Brand from ITV confirmed on News at Ten last night that the Prime Minister had returned from Normandy to participate in the interview. He explained that ITV was interviewing all the party leaders and they'd been trying to coordinate a date with Mr Sunak for awhile.

"Today was the slot they offered us," he commented. "We don't know why."

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