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11 November 2020 16:42

2 minute silence!

Phil Schofield apologises as This Morning 'ruins' Remembrance Day silence

Sign up for regular updates of events happening in Wales Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email This Morning were left outraged after someone interrupted the two-minute Armistice Day silence during today's episode. The popular daytime programme sparked uproar when someone was heard talking over the two minutes silence live on air, BirminghamLive reports. It took place during a moving segment that showed various cities across the country falling silent to mark the day - which you can watch in the video above. After one minute of quiet someone began talking, thanking members of the public who were there for joining him. Following the 120 seconds of silence, the camera panned back to the studio where host Phillip Schofield commenting on the interruption.

"Think somebody's watch was wrong during the two minutes silence there, but these things happen." He said. Holly Willoughby, 39, looked solemn and respectful as Phil addressed viewers watching from home. "Ridiculous," one commented on Twitter, while a second raged: "Belfast utterly disrespectful for that." Others were outraged, saying: "Struggling to see why they'd have someone proudly declaring 'it's 2 minutes past 11' at 11 o'clock exactly on Armistice Day. Absolutely terrible." The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the nation in observing the two-minute silence as they marked the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior. Wearing face masks, the couple joined a socially-distanced congregation at Westminster Abbey for a service marking 100 years to the day since the body of the unidentified serviceman was laid to rest. Phillip Schofield has explained a blunder on This Morning after viewers accused the show of snubbing the two-minute silence for Remembrance Day. Just before 11am, Holly Willoughby and Phillip invited viewers to be silent for two minutes, before they cut to various Remembrance Day parades across the country.

However, there appeared to be a mix-up with the timings between the ITV studio and a silence being held in Belfast. The camera showed the chimes at Big Ben as they began the two-minute silence, but just one minute in, someone from Belfast started speaking to thank the public for joining him. After the two minutes were up, Phillip acknowledged the blunder as he said: 'I think someone's watch was wrong half-way through there, but these things happen.' While it is unclear what happened regarding the timings, some viewers were less than impressed with the error. Phillip acknowledged the blunder (Picture: ITV) Taking to Twitter to air their thoughts, one unhappy viewer tweeted: 'Wow terrible attempt at the 2 mins silence.' Another commented: 'You spoke over half the 2-minute silence! Some viewers stepped in to defend the show (Picture: ITV) One added: 'This Morning c**ked up 2-minute silence.

'Well you b******d up the 2 minutes silence big style,' one said. Did Belfast have 1 minute silence 🤔#ThisMorning — Russell luxton (@russellluxton1) November 11, 2020 Well done to the guy who spoke over the 2 minute silence 1 minute early #ThisMorning — London Calling (@LDNiscalling) November 11, 2020 One tweeted: 'It wasn't the fault of This Morning that the man from Belfast spoke during the 2 minutes silence. Another said: '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.' MORE: Phillip Schofield would take Covid-19 vaccine live on This Morning: 'If a nurse came in with one now on a plate, I'd have it' THIS Morning sparked outrage today after an official spoke over their two-minute Remembrance Day silence "because their watch was wrong". At 11am the daytime show asked viewers to join them in the poignant mark of respect, cutting to different cities across the UK to show vigils up and down the country. 4 Phillip Schofield acknowledged the blunder after the moving silence The montage started with the chimes of Big Ben ringing out before a moving silence fell over screens - but just one minute in an official in Belfast started speaking to thank members of the public. With the individual seen from a distance standing by a microphone, he told onlookers: "It is two minutes past 11, thank you for joining us in this act of Remembrance and observing the two minute silence." However, it was only one minute past the hour - and his words were a harsh contrast to the moving silence. When the two minutes were actually up and the cameras returned to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in the studio, Phil acknowledged the blunder. 4 An official in Belfast spoke just one minute into the vigil 4 Silence swept the nation at 11am this morning as a mark of respect He apologised for the disruption as he said: "I think someone's watch was wrong halfway through the two minute silence but these things happen." But viewers were outraged, taking to Twitter to slam the "disrespectful" gaffe. One wrote: "Belfast utterly disrespectful for that." Another seethed: "Well you bolloxed up the 2 minutes silence big style, you utter cretins." 4 Holly invited viewers to pay tribute with her and Phil UK falls silent to honour the nation's war dead on Remembrance Day A third agreed: "Struggling to see why they'd have someone proudly declaring 'it's 2 minutes past 11' at 11 o'clock exactly on Armistice Day. Absolutely terrible." One more tweeted: "Well done to the guy who spoke over the two minute silence one minute early." Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - celebs Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email This Morning host Phillip Schofield apologised on Wednesday's show after the programme accidentally interrupted the two minutes' silence for Remembrance Day. The clock chimed for 11-o-clock, but just seconds later, the announcement from a live stream at City Hall, Belfast began speaking. Get the stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter. Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Phillip Schofield was forced to apologised to This Morning viewers when a two minutes' silence for Remembrance Day was interrupted. The show was broadcasting live streams from across the UK including the Cenotaph in London, as Phil and co-host Holly marked the nationwide tribute. But as they were paying their respects to those who have lost their lives in combat when the clock chimed 11am, an announcement boomed on screen from City Hall in Belfast. A man said: "It is two minutes past 11, thank you for joining us in this act of remembrance and observing the two minutes' silence." Cutting back to the studio, Phil said: "I think someone's watch was wrong halfway through the two minutes' silence there. One viewer ranted: "This Morning c**ked up two-minute silence. Another raged: "Well done This Morning for completely f***ing up the two-minute silence!" A third complained: "You spoke over half the 2 minute silence! But others stuck up for the man who spoke, with one tweeting: "It wasn't the fault of #ThisMorning or @Schofe and @hollywills that the man from Belfast spoke during the 2 minutes silence. * This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV