Big Ben to chime on New Year's Eve for first time in four years | ITV News

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The bongs on 31 December will also be the final occasion that Big Ben will be struck using a temporary mechanism. | ITV News London

Big Ben will ring the new year for the first time in four years as work to restore the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower nears its end

The bongs on 31 December will also be the final occasion that Big Ben will be struck using a temporary mechanism. | ITV News London

Wednesday 22 December 2021, 9:22am Big Ben will chime in 2022.Big Ben will ring out its world-famous bong on New Year's Eve to bring in 2022.comments Cases of mistaken identity happen all the time, and celebrities are no exception to such events.Harold Pinter Theatre, SW1 Tuesday December 21 2021, 12.

Credit: PA Big Ben will ring the new year for the first time in four years as work to restore the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower nears its end.The bell will be struck 12 times to mark the start of 2022 bong on New Year’s Eve, with all faces of the Houses of Parliament’s famous clock tower on display for the first time since 2017.This comes as the four-year project to restore the tower now comes to an end.The bell will be heard chiming in the run up to 31 December, as engineers test it ahead of the celebrations.A case of mistaken identity: Ryan Reynolds revealed in a podcast interview that he's consistently confused with Ben Affleck at a pizza place in New York's East Village 'They believe I’m Ben Affleck and I’ve never corrected them,' he said.Ian Westworth, one of Parliament’s team of clock mechanics who will be making sure Big Ben strikes on New Year’s Eve, said: “It’s iconic – it’s probably the world’s most famous clock, and to have had our hands on every single nut and bolt is a huge privilege.“It’s going to be quite emotional when it’s all over – there will be sadness that the project has finished, but happiness that we have got it back and everything’s up and running again.No shiny suits any more, though: Elton dresses instead Sponsored.

” The new year bongs will also be the final occasion that Big Ben will be struck using a temporary mechanism.' He went on to say that 'they just think I’m Ben Affleck and they’ll ask how J.From spring, Big Ben and the four quarter bells will once again sound out the famous Westminster Quarters melody and resonant bongs throughout the day.Over the past four years, the Elizabeth Tower and the clockwork and bell mechanism within it have undergone the biggest repair and conservation project in its 160-year history.The tower, to the northern end of the Houses of Parliament, which is also known as Big Ben after the bell inside, has been covered in scaffolding for most of the last four years.' Reynolds isn't the first star to be mistaken for a different celeb.As the scaffolding has been removed in recent months, a view of the clock face’s restored original paint colour has emerged.

When black paint was stripped away from the dials during repair work earlier this year, it was discovered that it was originally painted in a dark blue hue known as Prussian blue.The clock was designed and installed in 1859, with the aim of creating the most accurate public timepiece in the world.Not the first celebrities to be confused: Reynolds isn't the first star to be mistaken for a different celeb..

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Big Ben will bong to celebrate the New YearThis New Year's Eve, Big Ben will bong with all faces of the Houses of Parliament's famous clock tower on display for the first time since 2017.The bell will be struck 12 times to mark the start of 2022. I Will be Bonging Then too.,

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