Gogglebox star reveals coronation drama that wasn’t shown on TV – with Hollywood actress rushing to the rescue

GOGGLEBOX star Gyles Brandreth has revealed the drama that was not shown during yesterday’s live TV coverage of King Charles’ coronation.

The TV favorite, who appears in the celebrity spin-off of the Channel 4 show, was one of the famous guests when he was crowned at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.

Gogglebox's Gyles Brandreth tackled things viewers didn't see at the King's coronation


Gogglebox’s Gyles Brandreth tackled things viewers didn’t see at the King’s coronationCredit: PA
Dame Emma Thompson was one of the guests at the historic event


Dame Emma Thompson was one of the guests at the historic eventCredit: AP
King Charles with Queen Camilla pictured at the coronation yesterday


King Charles with Queen Camilla pictured at the coronation yesterdayPhoto credit: Getty

There were many celebrity guests including Lord Lloyd-Webber, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Katie Perry and Ant and Dec.

This morning star Gyles, 75, who is friends with Charles and Camilla, opened up about what it was like to be at the historic event – and the things viewers at home couldn’t see.

Speaking to the BBC, Gyles said: “There was a fit of coughing nearby.

“I thought, ‘What’s going to happen now’…

“And Dame Emma Thompson fumbled in her bag and pulled out a cough drop, which was then passed down the line and given to the cougher, then they stopped, which was wonderful because we had music like that.”

The TV favorite felt privileged and overjoyed to be there.

“It was deeply moving to be at the place where rulers have been crowned for 1000+ years and to witness the coronation of King Charles III. And to become Queen Camilla,” he added.

“I was looking around right at that moment and a lot of people had tears in their eyes, it was a very moving moment.

“A great day, but also a human day.”

The celebrations don’t stop there.

King Charles and Queen Camilla will watch world famous acts from around the world perform at the Coronation Concert tonight.

Millions will watch as Take That, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, Nicole Scherzinger and more perform in celebration of the king.

The big event starts at 8pm and is scheduled to last two hours before ending at 10pm.

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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