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Vanessa Feltz and Mike Graham were close to tears as they reacted to the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II live on air.

TalkTV host Feltz was presenting a show when a statement came through from Buckingham Palace announcing that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch had died on Thursday, 8 September, at the age of 96.

Her voice already shaking as she read out the date, Feltz said she was ‘extremely sorry to have to bring you the exceptionally sad news that Her Majesty the Queen has died.’

Feltz went on to give an obituary for the late Queen, appearing visibly emotional as she did so, before adding: ‘What sad news.’

Introducing her colleague Graham, Feltz said it was ‘overwhelming’ to break the news and ‘contemplate what that means for all of us.’

Graham himself was immediately emotional as he reacted to the announcement, saying it was ‘very upsetting.’

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died on Thursday at the age of 96 after 70 years on the throne (Picture: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II dead: Key details

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died after 70 years on the throne, with her death announced by Buckingham Palace on September 8, 2022.

She died at the age of 96 surrounded by her family at her home in Balmoral, including her son and heir to the throne Charles, the Prince of Wales, and her grandsons, the Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

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Feltz and Graham were visibly and audibly emotional as they reacted to the shocking news (Picture: TalkTV)

‘She’s the mother we all had for such a long time… she’s been everything that Britain is personified about. She is Britain, and now she’s not here anymore,’ he said.

Feltz, now holding a tissue, offered her ‘thoughts and prayers’ to Queen Elizabeth’s family, who had rushed to Balmoral to be with her, and ‘to every single person with me right now listening to this.’

The presenter added that she did not believe there was a ‘single person’ in the UK and beyond who ‘isn’t feeling a sort of cataclysmic thud, a sock in the solar plexus, of sadness.’

Both presenters were visibly shaken as they took in the news (Picture: TalkTV)

She went on to pay tribute to her ‘fortitude’ and sense of duty throughout her 70-year reign, adding again that she was ‘so, so sorry to have to break this news to people.’

Graham acknowledged that it was ‘tough’ to take in the news, and was seen looking up multiple times as though trying to keep in tears.

The world is reeling from the death of the monarch, with fellow leaders, celebrities and the public offering their condolences and paying tribute to the woman who sat on the throne for 70 years.

The throne will now be taken by the Queen’s son, now-King Charles (Picture: Shutterstock)

News of her death came after it was announced at lunchtime on Thursday that the monarch was under medical supervision.

A statement suggested she was ‘comfortable’ as it was revealed doctors were ‘concerned’ about her health.

The Queen’s four children – Prince Charles, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex – rushed to be with her in her final hours.

The monarch died months after celebrating her Platinum Jubilee (Picture: PA)
The Queen’s family rushed to Scotland to be with her in her final moments, including Prince Harry who arrived after her death was announced (Picture: PA)

They were also joined by the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex.

Prince Harry was seen arriving at Balmoral later in the evening following the news of her death.

The announcement was made by Buckingham Palace at around 6.30pm on Thursday evening, in a statement which read: ‘The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

‘The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.’

It has since been confirmed that her son, formerly known as Charles, Prince of Wales, will now ascend the throne.

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