ITV cancels This Morning and Loose Women to allow news coverage of EU referendum

Published Friday, Jun 24 2016, 09:49 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
This Morning and Loose Women have been cancelled today following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

ITV announced via the show's official Twitter accounts that both programmes would not air to make room for continuous news coverage of the historic referendum result.

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This Morning's account tweeted: "As Britain has voted to leave the European Union ITV will be replacing @itvthismorning with continuous news coverage of the historic vote."

Meanwhile, Loose Women's account added: "Due to the #Brexit vote, @ITV will be airing rolling news coverage this morning and there will be no live Loose Women today."

The results of the EU referendum came through this morning, with 52% of Britain voting to quit the European Union against 48% who chose to remain within the EU.

Prime Minister David Cameron - who wanted Britain to remain within the EU - has announced he will resign following the result, saying "fresh leadership" is needed.

"I fought this campaign in the only way I know how, which is to say directly and passionately what I think and feel, head, heart and soul. I held nothing back. I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union, and I made clear the referendum was abut this and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself," he said.

"But the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path and, as such, I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it io this direction. I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship in the coming weeks and months, but I do not think it would right for me to try to be the captain who steers our country to the next destination."

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