This Morning viewers are left outraged when an official interrupts the two-minute silence for Remembrance Day in ‘disrespectful’ blunder
This Morning viewers were left outraged on Armistice Day after an officla ‘disrespectfully’ spoke over the two-minute silence in an unfortunate blunder.
During the emotional montage, the poignant chimes of Big Ben were heard before crowds were seen observing the sign of respect at the Garden of Remembrance in Edinburgh.
Outrage: This Morning viewers were left fuming on Armistice Day after an official ‘disrespectfully’ spoke over the two-minute silence in an unfortunate blunder
After just one minute, an official at City Hall in Belfast interrupted and started to thank people for joining him in ‘observing’ the silence in an awkward blunder.
The person spoke into a microphone, telling the crowd: ‘It is two minutes past 11, thank you for joining us in this act of Remembrance and observing the two minute silence.’
But his speech began very soon after Big Ben had stopped chiming and came as an embarrassing contrast to the scenes of silence in other cities.
When the segment ended and the cameras returned to Phillip, 58, and Holly, 39, in the studio, the hosts addressed the untimely disruption.
Respect: An emotional montage on the daytime show heard the chimes of Big Ben before crowds were seen observing the silence at the Garden of Remembrance in Edinburgh
Phillip apologised for the unfortunate error, saying: ‘I think someone’s watch was wrong halfway through the two minute silence there but these things happen.’
But viewers of the show quickly took to Twitter to share their outrage at the ‘disrespectful’ oversight during ITV’s daytime chat show.
One person fumed: ‘People in Belfast cant count…. 1 min into the 2 minute silence there is a bloke saying thank you for doing the 2 minute silence.’
Another angrily penned: ‘Well you b******ed up the 2 minutes silence big style, you utter cretins @thismorning.’
A third wrote: ‘Belfast utterly disrespectful for that.’
Mishap: But after just one minute, an official at City Hall in Belfast (above) started to thank the public for joining him in ‘observing’ the silence in an awkward blunder
While another shared their confusion at the mishap, writing: ‘#ThisMorning Watched and did the two minute silence. The silence then got interrupted by the guy from Belfast due to their clock being 2 minute faster than it should be.
‘Got confused until it switched back to Big Ben. Please double check the time for next year.’
But others quickly flocked to defend ITV’s This Morning after the gaffe, insisting that it was not the show’s error but ‘Belfast who f***ed it up’.
One person wrote: ‘Everyone gunning for this morning for talking through the 2 min silence when it was clear as day that it was Belfast who f**ked it up and spoke half way through.’
And another insisted: ‘It wasn’t the fault of #ThisMorning or @Schofe and @hollywills that the man from Belfast spoke during the 2 minutes silence. The Belfast clock must be slightly out!’
Apology: When the segment ended and the cameras returned to the studio, Phillip, 58, addressed the untimely disruption and apologised to viewers