Amanda Holden praises David Beckham for waiting in line for Queen's lying in state

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Amanda Holden praised David Beckham for queuing to see the Queen lying in state, as Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby’s ‘Queue-gate’ row rumbles on.

Britain’s Got Talent judge Holden brought up the queue on her Heart radio show as she and co-star Ashley Roberts discussed Beckham apparently signing a deal with Doritos.

Roberts was saying how much she’d like a deal with the snack company, and Holden told her: “Well get in line."

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“Well, I mean, he did get in line,” she added.

Amanda Holden has praised David Beckham for queuing. (PA)
Amanda Holden has praised David Beckham for queuing. (PA)

Smiling at the camera, Holden praised: “Oh yeah, well done him.”

Sharing the moment on her Instagram Story, she added the caption: “Get in line.”

The footy ace was one of the stars who lined up to see the coffin at Westminster Hall, along with the likes of Susanna Reid, who queued for over seven hours.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16 : Former English football player David Beckham visits Queen Elizabeth II's coffin brought to Westminster Hall, in London, United Kingdom on September 16, 2022. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
David Beckham lined up to pay his respects. (Getty Images)

Holden’s comments came amid the ongoing backlash over This Morning stars Willoughby and Schofield.

The pair came under fire after being pictured in what looked like some sort of fast-track through Westminster Hall.

Amanda Holden applauded David Beckham for waiting in line. (Instagram)
Amanda Holden applauded David Beckham for waiting in line. (Instagram)

The images have sparked outrage, and a petition calling for them to be axed from their ITV show has reached more than 64,000 signatures.

However, the presenters have explained that they were there purely in a work capacity and that they would never jump a queue.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have come under fire. (ITV)
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have come under fire. (ITV)

ITV has also said in a statement on social media: “Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something. We asked Phillip and Holly to be part of a film for this Tuesday’s programme.

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“They did not jump the queue, have VIP access or file past the Queen lying in state – but instead were there in a professional capacity as part of the world’s media to report on the event.”

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