The morning presenter spoke to guest Mel B about the Queen, who received a letter from the Queen after receiving an MBE for her work with Women’s Aid.
The former Spice Girl spoke of her respects for Susanna, who queued for more than seven hours to see the Queen in state before dropping a hint at the excitement surrounding This Morning presenters.
speech on Tuesday GMBMel B said, “Before I forget Susanna, you’ve been in line for seven hours.
“Gosh, I have so much respect for you. I did it anyway, but now even more so. How was it?”
Susanna likened the queue to a “pilgrimage” as Mel B interjected, “No snake jumping for you!”
In response, the GMB presenter appeared to defend the This Morning hosts as she said: “Well, some had to workNaturally.
“I went there with my mum who wanted to be there and her friend and it was lovely.”
Holly and Phil break the silence in the snake jump line
Looking back at the time of national mourning on Tuesday Holly addressed the situation.
She said: “Like hundreds of accredited journalists, we were given permission to enter the room.
“The rules were that we were quickly escorted through an entrance and didn’t walk past the coffin.
“None of the broadcasters and journalists sat anyone in the queue.
“Of course we respected their views. Please note we would never line up.”
ITV responds to jump line on hold of This Morning
This Morning presenters drew criticism from some on social media after appearing at Westminster Hall on Friday without attending the public queue.
ITV bosses have said in a statement on Instagram that their hosting duo took part in filming a segment to be aired during Tuesday’s show.
They 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 queue, VIP access or walk past the Queen in state – but were there in a professional capacity as part of the world media to cover the event.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/22389011.itv-gmb-susanna-reid-holly-willoughby-phillip-schofield-queue-jump-row/?ref=rss ITV GMB Susanna Reid in the Queue Jump series by Holly Willoughby & Phillip Schofield