‘Queuegate’: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s names were ‘not on the media list,’ the source claims

The names of Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were not on the media list to see Queen Elizabeth in state, according to a new report.

he This morning Presenters have found themselves in the middle of a scandal – dubbed ‘queuegate’ – after they were accused of ‘jumping in line’ to see the Queen’s coffin ahead of her funeral.

Willoughby and Schofield denied the allegations, saying they “would never jump in line.” Despite this, more than 71,000 people have signed a petition urging ITV to “ax” the presenters over the alleged snake jumping.

However, according to new reports, Willoughby and Schofield’s names were not on the accreditation list at all, prompting a “hoo-ha” at the state lie.

Speak with The Post on Sundaya source involved in processing the media list claimed that the names of members of the production team were used instead.

“When they got there their names weren’t on the list, so there was some discussion and – after some back-and-forth – Phil and Holly were admitted and put through,” they said.

“The whole thing caused a bit of a stir.”

In a response statement, ITV told the publication they would not release the personal contact details of on-screen talent to the Palace of Westminster authorities.

Instead, the e-mail addresses of program editor Martin Frizell and another production employee who accompanied them were used.

“Accreditation was organized for Phillip and Holly by This morning‘s production team and so it was absolutely clear at the time of booking that Phillip and Holly would be on hand to check in This morningwe would never give out personal contact details for our screen talents and so the email addresses of the production members accompanying Phillip and Holly that day were given instead,” they said.

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Present This morning Last Tuesday, Willougby explained that as members of the media, they had been given “official permission” to see the coffin “solely for the purpose of reporting the event to the millions of people in the UK who were unable to visit Westminster in person”.

“We know it might have looked like something different, so we totally understand the reaction,” she said. “Please note that we would never queue.”

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