Ben Shephard reveals how GMB prepared for the Queen's death

Good Morning Britain's Ben Shephard says the ITV breakfast show has been preparing for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II for up to 15 years as they work towards covering the funeral.

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BEN SHEPHARD: All of us here, at various times over the last 10, 15 years, have prepared for this moment. We'll do rehearsals. We'll plan what's going to happen. There's a protocol about it all. But the reality of that moment for all of us has struck really, really hard.

- I think we all knew it was going to happen. The weird thing is, of course it wasn't a shock. She was 96. It was no kind of shock. We're all human and all of that. And yet, it was a shock. It was a-- sorry. It wasn't a surprise. But it was a shock.