Buckingham Palace explosion: Moment loud bang interrupts Jacob Rees-Mogg's live broadcast on GB News

Dan Falvey

By Dan Falvey

Published: 02/05/2023

- 21:17

Updated: 02/05/2023

- 21:18

This is the moment a controlled explosion outside Buckingham Palace could be heard on GB News.

Jacob Rees-Mogg's State of the Nation was dramatically cut short after police cleared the area outside the historic building in central London.

The Conservative MP and GB News presenter had been broadcasting from outside Buckingham Palace as part of the week's build up to the Coronation on Saturday afternoon.

His dramatic re-location came after a man was arrested for throwing suspected shotgun cartridges into the palace grounds.

He was detained at around 7pm after he approached the palace’s gates in central London and threw a number of items.

Evacuated to a portacabin safely out of the way, Rees-Mogg continued to film what was going on.

A loud bang could be heard as a controlled explosion was carried out off-camera.

Royal expert Michael Cole, who had been with Rees-Mogg at the time of the evacuation, praised GB News's crew for their swift departure from the area.

He said: "I want to praise and commend out camera crew here, who decamped 50 meters or more, to this portacabin in no time in order that we be on the air."

Watch the moment the explosion took place live on GB News above.

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