This Morning, Loose Women cut by ITV after Queen Elizabeth II's death

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Following the sad news that Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 today (September 8), ITV has announced a change in its schedule.

As the United Kingdom has entered a period of mourning, there will be significant changes to broadcasting schedules, and for ITV, that means taking many of the usual TV shows off air on Friday (September 9).

Good Morning Britain will air from 6am-9am as usual, but it will be followed by an ITV News Special which will air throughout the day.

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This means that This Morning and Loose Women will not broadcast on Friday, with Dickinson's Real Deal, Tipping Point and The Chase all also off-air.

It is unclear whether ITV will keep to this next week, though it is expected that there will be some disruption to the usual programming schedule.

The news that the Queen died at her Balmoral estate followed an announcement from the Palace which confirmed that the late monarch was under medical supervision, after doctors became concerned for her health.

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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

Senior members of the royal family and royal household then made their way to Balmoral on Thursday afternoon to be with the Queen.

King Charles III has paid a moving tribute to his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, after her death was announced and he was named King.

King Charles' statement reads: "The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother."

Her 70-year reign makes her Britain's longest-serving monarch.

She is survived by her four children – King Charles III, plus Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – as well as eight grandchildren, including Princes William and Harry, and 12 great-grandchildren.

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