ITV is back to normality (Picture: PA)
ITV has returned to air as normal, with ITV News airing in its usual slot following a security alert over a suspicious package.
The channel was suddenly taken off air following a security alert in the White City area, where Television Centre is based, with This Morning and Loose Women thrown into chaos. Pre-recorded episodes were instead broadcast.
However, the channel seemed to return to normality following a pre-recorded episode of Life After Loose at 12:30pm, with ITV News airing as usual at 1:30pm.
A spokesperson for the Met Police told Metro.co.uk: ‘At 11:14hrs on Thursday, 10 March, police were called to reports of a security alert at Wood Lane, White City.
‘It was reported a suspicious item had been discovered.
‘The area was evacuated as a precaution and White City and Wood Lane tube stations were temporarily closed.
People were seen gathering outside Television Centre (Picture: Paul Graham)
‘The incident was stood down shortly before 12:49hrs. An investigation is ongoing.’
Transport for London tweeted: ‘White City and Wood Lane stations closed: While the police respond to a security alert outside the station.’
The channel was taken off air during This Morning, hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
As the programme returned following an advert break, the opening credits played in full, and a pre-recorded show followed.
In Loose Women’s slot at 12:30pm, a pre-recorded episode of Life Before Loose was broadcast.
A statement from This Morning’s Twitter account read: ‘We apologise for the break in live programming today. We are currently running pre-recorded content and hope to be back with you soon.’
A tweet from the Loose Women account said: ‘We apologise for the break in live programming today. We are currently running pre-recorded content and hope to be back with you soon.’