BBC’s Huw Edwards ‘rehearsed in front of mirror for months’ for Queen’s death

BBC newsreader Huw Edwards allegedly “rehearsed in front of the mirror for months” in preparation for Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

On Thursday (September 8), Buckingham Palace announced the devastating news about the monarch’s passing at the age of 96 in Balmoral Castle.

It read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

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After the news broke, the 61-year-old broadcaster was on standby in the BBC studios to deliver the devastating news to the nation.

Since then, the Welsh newsreader has been flooded with praise from the millions of viewers who tuned in for the heartbreaking news up and down the country.

Now, Alastair Campbell has revealed the dad-of-five had been preparing to deliver the morbid news months prior to her death in a lengthy post on Twitter.

The journalist quote tweeted a post which shared his emotional broadcast on BBC One as he shared his thoughts on his colleague's deliverance online.

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He wrote: “@thehuwedwards told me a few months ago he had been preparing, practising and even rehearsing in front of his bathroom mirror for this moment for some time.

“He said too that the Queen’s death would be the biggest challenge to @BBCNews in its history. He did superbly.

“I am out of the country and have not seen much of the BBC coverage but Fiona Millar tells me he has been ‘absolutely brilliant’ which should surprise nobody.”

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It comes after the flagship channel announced a major TV schedule shake-up over the next 24 hours to mark the death of the Queen.

The UK has now entered a period of national mourning which will last for a further week after her state funeral expected to take place in the next 10 days.

As a result, many of the nation’s TV channels have cancelled their planned schedules with BBC now prioritising rolling coverage and dedicated documentaries following Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.


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