ITV Good Morning Britain stopped for announcement as Kate Garraway issues apology

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Kate Garraway, host of ITV Good Morning Britain, broke standard protocol to bring viewers a breaking news update. The ITV breakfast show was thrown into unplanned action after returning from an ad break due to a significant announcement that the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, had issued an apology.

Kate commented: "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."

The Express reports that this comes after the Tory party leader abruptly departed a Normandy event on Thursday. Many soldiers and veterans gathered to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the iconic day, and King Charles was also in attendance.

However, Sunak attracted criticism when he exited early to continue his general election campaign. Kate disclosed that the PM has now released a statement admitting his actions were a mistake.

She added: "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.", reports the Daily Record.

Mr Sunak made a statement saying: "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.

"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."

He went on to add: "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."