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ITV ANNOUNCES PRESENTERS AND COVERAGE PLANS FOR THE KING'S CORONATION

A special programme produced by ITV News King Charles III: The Coronation will be broadcast live from 8.30am to 3pm on Saturday 6th May giving viewers on ITV1 and ITVX a close up view of all the events of Coronation Day.



Presenters Julie Etchingham and Tom Bradby will guide viewers through a day of pageantry and celebration. The ITV team including Mary Nightingale, Nina Hossain, Charlene White and James Mates will be at the key locations ensuring viewers don't miss a moment during six and a half hours of live, uninterrupted coverage.



On Saturday 6th May from 6am Good Morning Britain will usher viewers into a weekend of programming, with a one-off special episode in celebration of the upcoming Coronation. Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard will be live from Westminster Abbey.


Ranvir Singh will be outside the Abbey speaking to guests as they arrive, Kate Garraway will be live from Buckingham Palace, Charlotte Hawkins will be with the Armed Forces and Laura Tobin will be live from the Long Walk in Windsor. Special guests that day will include Mel B and Jonathan Dimbleby amongst others.



From 8.30am, ITV1 will air a special ITV News programme King Charles III: The Coronation. Presented by Julie Etchingham and Tom Bradby, the programme will broadcast live from a special studio outside of Buckingham Palace, with commentary from Mary Nightingale outside Westminster Abbey and James Mates who during the service, will explain the ancient traditions and rituals shown on screen.


Nina Hossain will be with the gathering crowds at the Mall and Charlene White will report from RAF Waddington where the Red Arrow performers will be preparing for their flypast. Throughout the programme, presenters will be joined by guests and commentators, including friends of the royal family.



In a first for ITV, live audio description of the Coronation ceremony will be available through the ITV1 TV coverage, and live signing of the Coronation ceremony will be available on ITV3.


In addition to the rolling coverage on Saturday 6th May, which will be available to livestream through ITVX, on ITVX there will also be an hour-long highlights show that will be available that evening, as well as additional bespoke content and explainers on the ITVX ITV News rail and the ITV News website.



In a dedicated rail on ITVX during the week leading up to the Coronation, viewers will be able to see documentaries from ITV’s catalogue including Charles: 50 years a Prince, Charles: Our New King, Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall, Inside the Crown: Secrets of the Royals, Camilla's Country Life and The Queen's Coronation in Colour.


Michael Jermey, ITV's Director of News and Current Affairs, said "ITV's uninterrupted coverage on Coronation Day will capture every significant moment of an historically important event. We will provide viewers with a close up view of all the pageantry and public celebration. Our guests will reflect a range of views on what the new reign will mean for Britain and the Commonwealth."



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