'Good Morning Britain' Anchor Alastair Campbell Clears Up Confusion After Stating Queen Elizabeth Had Died — Watch

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May. 12 2021, Published 12:19 p.m. ET

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A major mistake! On May 12, Good Morning Britain host Alastair Campbell was interviewing retired soccer star Vinnie Jones when the former accidentally insinuated that Queen Elizabeth II had died.

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It all went down when the two men were chatting about the athlete's memoir, Lost Without You, which shares the story of his wife, Tanya, who died in 2019 after a battle with cancer.

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While discussing the pain of grieving, Campbell brought up the royal family's recent loss — though he mixed up the names.

"We've been talking a lot about Prince Philip after the death of the Queen," he noted. "One of the phrases that kept being used was something she said after 9/11, the statement that we had to take to New York: 'Grief is the price we pay for love.' And that's what comes out of your book in every single page."

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Quickly realizing his blunder, the TV star corrected himself.

"I think I may have accidentally announced the death of the Queen," he acknowledged. "I meant Prince Philip, of course."

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Coanchor Susanna Reid responded by assuring him, "I think people understood exactly what you meant."

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Campbell is currently a guest host, filling in the empty spot left behind when Piers Morgan abruptly quit the show in March.

The controversial TV personality received a ton of criticism when he shared his negative opinions about Meghan Markle after her tell-all with Oprah Winfrey.

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While on air, Morgan claimed that he didn't "believe" Meghan when she claimed she had experienced suicidal thoughts, and he questioned "the veracity" of what she and Prince Harry said.

It was reported that ITV network received a personal complaint from Meghan herself, as well as those from over 40,000 viewers.

His costars scolded him for his harsh words, which prompted Morgan to storm off the set, and just hours later, it was revealed that he had left the talk show for good.

"Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain," a statement from the network read. "ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

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