Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview ‘to air on ITV as it wins £1m bidding war’

ITV will reportedly air Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all with Oprah Winfrey after winning the UK rights for £1 million.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to reveal "pretty shocking things" in the sitdown chat with the US chatshow queen when it airs on CBS on Sunday.

On Tuesday the Daily Mail reported that ITV has won the bidding war to broadcast the bombshell chat on telly in the UK.

A BBC source recently said it won't be "pulling out its chequebook" for the the two-hour special.

It's understood the interview will now be aired on ITV1 on 8pm on Monday evening, with reports the broadcaster paid about £1m to beat out Sky.

ITV has been contacted for comment.

A TV insider told The Mirror the interview could be a "diplomatic bomb" if it is aired as Prince Philip's health continues to be monitored.

The Queen's husband has been in hospital for two weeks now after being admitted for feeling unwell.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was on Monday transferred to St Bart's hospital for treatment of an infection and heart condition.

The insider said: "CBS has sold millions of dollars worth of advertising around the interview, but bosses are aware of the delicacy of the Duke's health."

They suggested CBS will go ahead regardless after selling “millions of dollars” worth of advertising and have “no loyalty to the Royal Family”, adding: “For it to run if Philip’s condition worsened would be like setting off a diplomatic bomb.

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"It would be grossly insensitive and hugely disrespectful.”

A trailer released this week showed Oprah telling the camera that "nothing will be off limits" in her interview with her royal friends who life a lucrative life in the US after last March quitting the UK and the Royal family.

Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, were seen holding hands in the clips believe to have been filmed in Santa Barbara – but not the couple's house.

Harry was shown telling Oprah his concerns history would repeat itself, hinting at the tragic death of his mother Princess Diana.

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He said: "You know for me, I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you, with my wife by my side.

"Because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her, going through this process by herself. All those years ago.

"Because it's been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other."

In another clip, Oprah is heard asking Meghan: "Were you silent, or were you silenced?"

She then added: "I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits.

"Almost unsurvivable, sounds like there was a breaking point."

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