‘Bomb threat’ at ITV: Channel goes off air in the middle of This Morning and staff are evacuated from London HQ
- Police are responding to a bomb alert near television studios in White City
- ITV pulled a live episode of This Morning and will not be showing Loose Women
- Transport for London closed White City and Wood Lane stations while police respond
ITV has gone off air and staff have been evacuated from their West London television studio amid a reported bomb threat.
The channel has been forced to pull a live episode of This Morning during an advert break and cancel following programme Loose Women.
Viewers watching Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby at around 12.15am returned from an ad break to instead be shown a highlights reel of footage.
ITV has gone off air and staff have been evacuated from their West London television studio amid a reported bomb threat
A tweet from This Morning reads: ‘We apologise for the break in live programming today. We are currently running pre-recorded content and hope to be back with you soon.’
It is not known what exactly has taken the show off air – but there has been a security incident reported nearby to the studios.
Transport for London have closed White City and Wood Lane stations while police respond.
TfL tweeted: ‘White City and Wood Lane stations closed: While the police respond to a security alert outside the station.’
A Met Police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘At 11:14hrs on Thursday, 10 March, police were called to reports of a security alert at Wood Lane, White City.
Transport for London have closed White City and Wood Lane stations while police respond
‘It was reported a suspicious item had been discovered.
‘The area was evacuated as a precaution and White City and Wood Lane tube stations were temporarily closed.
‘The incident was stood down shortly before 12:49hrs. An investigation is ongoing.’
The unexpected change in the TV schedule surprised many, with some taking to social media to share their bewilderment.
One wrote: ‘It took me a few minutes to realise this is a taped edition/ off air. What happened?’
Another wrote: ‘Somone has clearly pressed the wrong button and now I’m having to watch a man talk about a cactus. I’m literally dying at this point.’
‘I’ve not been paying attention all morning, is this a repeat?’ a third viewer posted.
One added: ‘I thought I’d passed out and woken up at 10am’ one baffled viewer posted.
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