This Morning's Ben Shephard calls halt to show for ITV 'injury' update


Ben Shephard called a brief halt to This Morning on Wednesday, in order to give viewers at home an 'incredible' update on a breaking news story that became a huge talking point back in April.

Minutes into Ben and co-host Cat Deeley taking to the air on April 24, the ITV daytime show was interrupted by footage of distressed horses running through the streets of London. "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 went onto explain that photos had also emerged of a soldier lying injured on the street, as picture of one of the horses, with bloods all over its leg appeared on screen.

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In the first 20 minutes of the live This Morning broadcast on June 5, Ben and Cat were joined by regular contributors Camilla Tominey and Tom Sawbridge to talk about the big news stories of the day, including the Sunak v Starmer Election debate on ITV, when Ben stepped into reveal that the show had an update on the horses injured in London.

He began: "Just before we finish, we wanted to show some footage of the Cavalry Horses, I think we were on air when these horses broke loose a few weeks ago and were charging through the street of London. It was terrifying seeing the pictures, particularly the white horse, with blood pouring down its leg."

He continued "The really good news is that they are making an incredible recovery," as Cat explained that the horses in question would be taking part in the King's Birthday Parade.

Ben added: "We've all been in the centre of London and seen horses going past, but to seem them charging through during rush was..." as Camilla interjected: "The distance they ended up going - they went so far!"