“A proud moment in British broadcasting!”GB News viewers are thrilled when TV station begins daily viewing of National Anthem

  • GB News performed this morning the National Anthem before moving on to live broadcast. 
  • This move follows calls from Tories for BBC to follow their lead last week
  • The iconic song was accompanied by video footage of sunrise sights in the UK 

GB News honoured its pledge to play the National Anthem every morning today, airing God Save the Queen over a drone-shot montage of scenery just before 6am.

The stirring 5.59am broadcast came before Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster’s breakfast show.

It followed calls from Tory MP Andrew Rosindell last week for the BBC to do so. 

After the Corporation stopped performing the song 24 years ago, the news channel now plays the anthem.

Rosindell welcomed it, and he was able to view the live stream, tweeting his appreciation: ‘Good Morning Britain!

It had been excitedly followed by him at 11pm last evening, and he exclaimed: “A proud moment in British broadcasting!” At 5.59 am, GB News begins the day with our National Anthem and will show stunning scenes from across the United Kingdom.

“What a wonderful way to start this historical Platinum Jubilee Year!” 

Other fans also were excited to hear the famous song so soon.

Nathan Garbutt.Moore, Ryedale councillor, said: “Great to wake up and the National anthem as well as some scenic images today. Nice job GB News.

Some others simply used shorter phrases like ‘fabulous,’ ‘nice one’ or ‘well done. 

MP Andrew Rosindell tweeted of his excitement at the National Anthem being broadcast

Andrew Rosindell, MP, tweeted his joy at the broadcast of the National Anthem

Nathan Garbutt-Moore was pleased to have the traditional song back on the airwaves

Nathan GarbuttMoore enjoyed having the classic song on air again

Other Twitter users simply used a few words to express their joy at the anthem's return

Some Twitter users used just a few words in order to share their excitement at the return of the anthem.

There was overwhelming approval at the new addition to the GB News broadcasting schedule

The addition of GB News to their broadcasting schedule received overwhelming support

Clips capture sights from the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, the Chepstow Castle in Wales, Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast and other sites

Videos capture images from Glenfinnan Viaduct (Scotland), Chepstow castle in Wales, Runswick Bay along the Yorkshire coast, and many other locations

Tory MP Andrew Rosindell in 2018. At culture questions earlier this month, he asked: 'Will the minister take steps to encourage public broadcasters to play the national anthem?'

Andrew Rosindell, Tory MP in 2018. He asked Andrew Rosindell, Tory MP for Culture in 2018,: “Will the minister make steps to encourage public radio stations to play the national song?”

The anthem could also be heard on GB News radio. 

Clips capture sights from the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, the Chepstow Castle in Wales and Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast.

Also featured are Dartmoor and Bristol at Dawn, as well Pen y Fan from Wales.

Radio channels such as Radio 4 continue to play the national anthem every night, but it was played before broadcasts on TV channels. 

Since the 1990s, BBC One runs the BBC News Channel at night from 1am to 3am. BBC Two broadcasts repeats of the daytime programs in the early hours.

Dartmoor, Bristol and Pen y Fan in Wales are also featured in the video clips taken at dawn

Video clips shot at dawn also feature Dartmoor and Bristol, as well Pen y Fan from Wales.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell said the public broadcaster and other television companies should be encouraged to play the patriotic number more often in the year of the Queen's platinum jubilee.

Andrew Rosindell from Romford, MP said public broadcaster and television companies should be encouraged more to perform the patriotic numbers in the Year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Rosenidell, sporting a Union Jack badge at culture questions this month asked: “I’m sure the minister will agree that singing the national anthem gives us a great sense of unity in our country.

“So, in this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will the minister make steps to encourage public radio stations to play the national song and to ensure that the BBC plays it at the end the day’s programming?

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries could be heard saying ‘fantastic’ and Culture Minister Chris Philp told MPs: ‘We fully support the signing of the national anthem, Her Majesty the Queen and other expressions of patriotism – including the flying of the Union Jack.

Chepstow Castle in Wales, pictured in GB News' national anthem video which will be played every morning

Chepstow Castle, Wales is featured in GB News’ National Anthem Video which will be played each morning

“The better the national anthem is sung, honestly, the more we will hear it. Schools and other organizations are allowed to encourage it, so the more that we do this the better.

Gavin Esler from Newsnight pointed out the fact that this was played daily on radio.

Twitter: Dear Mr Rosindell, If you own what is known as “a wireless” and can tune it to BBC Radio 4, then you might find the National Anthem played at the conclusion of each day.

“God Save the Queen (and The Country) From the Temptation of Parliamentarians.”