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Jeremy Vine’s Channel 5 show forced off air following ‘significant’ ITN power failure

Jeremy Vine’s show was forced off air on Monday morning (Picture: Channel 5)

Jeremy Vine’s Channel 5 chat show was taken off air on Monday morning after a ‘significant’ power shortage at ITN Productions.

The daily programme was replaced with re-runs of Million Pound Home and reality series Police Interceptors after the power and back-up generator reportedly crashed.

Staff at ITN studios received an email at 8.30am which said there had been a technical disruption at the building in Gray’s Inn Road in central London.

The presenter addressed the delay on Twitter and uploaded a picture of several staff members working elsewhere.

‘Power cut @ITNProductions so we are all in reception. Here’s hoping @JeremyVineOn5 is with you at 0915,’ he wrote.

However, there were still no signs of improvement hours later.

 

Naturally, fans responded to the schedule change, as one person wrote: ‘Was wondering why my daily dose isn’t forth coming.’

‘For some reason, we can’t get your programme!! Can’t bare it. We never miss,’ another added.

Channel 5 have said in a statement: ‘Due to a major power outage Channel 5 is unable to broadcast Jeremy Vine this morning. We apologise for the change in today’s schedules.’

Vine updated fans on social media later on, and wrote: ‘In @itn reception earlier waiting for news that power had been restored — still, a good chance to catch up with broadcast buddy @StormHuntley.’

 

It was believed that tests were continuing in the hope that power can be reinstated at 11am, but there was no luck.

It is not known whether the power cut will affect the ITV lunchtime news bulletin.

The topical series wasn’t the only programme thrown into chaos today, as Good Morning Britain was also plagued by technical issues.

ITV News teams across the country deliver daily regional bulletins on the show covering the latest news, weather and travel updates.

However, viewers in London were watching Meridian news instead.

‘Now, if you’ve joined us from London, welcome,’ a newsreader said. ‘Technical issues are continuing. Hopefully though, they will be resolved in time for the lunchtime news two.

‘From all the team here, bye bye.’

Jeremy Vine airs weekdays from 9.15am on Channel 5.

 


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