'A proud moment for British broadcasting!:' GB News viewers react with joy as ...

'A proud moment for British broadcasting!:' GB News viewers react with joy as ...
'A proud moment for British broadcasting!:' GB News viewers react with joy as ...
'A proud moment for British broadcasting!:' GB News viewers react with joy as TV channel begins its daily viewing with National Anthem for first time GB News played the National Anthem this morning at 5.59am before live show  The move comes following calls for the BBC to do so from Tories last week Video footage of sights across the UK at dawn accompanied the iconic tune 

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GB News honoured its pledge to play the National Anthem every morning today, airing God Save the Queen over a drone-shot montage of scenery just before 6am.

The stirring 5.59am broadcast came before Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster's breakfast show.

It followed calls from Tory MP Andrew Rosindell last week for the BBC to do so. 

The news channel is now the only TV news broadcaster to play the anthem after the corporation stopped doing it 24 years ago.

It was welcomed by Mr Rosindell, who got up to be able to watch it live, approvingly tweeting 'Good Morning, Britain!'

He had excitedly trailed it at 11pm last night, exclaiming: 'A proud moment for British broadcasting! At 5.59am GB News will start the day with the National Anthem of our country, whilst showing magnificent scenery from around the United Kingdom.

'What a beautiful way to begin this historic Platinum Jubilee year!' 

And other fans were similarly enthused by hearing the famous anthem so early.

Ryedale councillor Nathan Garbutt-Moore said: 'Great to wake up to the National anthem and some scenic images this morning. Nice one GB News.'

Others said it simply with shorter reactions of 'fabulous', 'nice one' and 'well done'. 

MP Andrew Rosindell tweeted of his excitement at the National Anthem being broadcast

MP Andrew Rosindell tweeted of his excitement at the National Anthem being broadcast

Nathan Garbutt-Moore was pleased to have the traditional song back on the airwaves

Nathan Garbutt-Moore was pleased to have the traditional song back on the airwaves

Other Twitter users simply used a few words to express their joy at the anthem's return

Other Twitter users simply used a few words to express their joy at the anthem's return

There was overwhelming approval at the new addition to the GB News broadcasting schedule

There was overwhelming approval at the new addition to the GB News broadcasting schedule

Clips capture sights from the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, the Chepstow Castle in Wales, Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast and other sites

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