Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby ‘did not jump queue’ to see Queen, ITV says

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ITV show This Morning has insisted its presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby did not “jump the queue” for the Queen’s lying in state.

The pair have received criticism on social media after they appeared inside Westminster Hall without having taken part in the queue.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby attracted criticism on social media (ITV)
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby attracted criticism on social media (ITV)

A statement on the programme’s Instagram account said: “Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something. We asked Phillip and Holly to be part of a film for this Tuesday’s programme.

“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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