ITV1’s royal wedding presenting team, Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham, are to reunite for the channel’s live coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee procession on Tuesday 5 June.
The This Morning host and the News at Ten presenter will front the all-day coverage, starting at 8:30am and continuing until 4pm, backed by a team including Alastair Stewart, Mary Nightingale, Mark Austin, Nina Hossain and Natasha Kaplinsky, who will each be based at key procession points on the route between Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s. James Mates will commentate on the thanksgiving service at the cathedral.
Michael Jermey, ITV’s director of news and current affairs, said: "ITV will give viewers a close-up view on a great day of national celebration. We'll aim to capture the national mood as millions of people across the country toast the Queen's 60th anniversary on the throne.”
ITV has also commissioned two new documentaries about the monarch’s reign, to be shown during the build-up to the celebrations.
Presented by Alan Titchmarsh, Elizabeth: Queen, Wife, Mother is a portrait of Her Majesty by those closest to her, while the two-part The Queen & I will showcase home movies by members of the public of the day they met the monarch.