This morning denied Holly and Phillip ‘skipped the queue’ to Queen’s lying state

The ITV program This Morning has confirmed presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby did not “line up” for the Queen to be in condition and present to cover the event as media. pine.

His couple received criticism from some on social media after they appeared inside Westminster Hall on Friday without joining the public queue.

The show’s boss said in a statement on Instagram that their host duo were in attendance to film a segment due to air on Tuesday.


Royal Standard with Crown of Royal State, Orb and Scepter of Sovereign placed on Queen’s coffin while she is in state (Marko Djurica / PA)

They said, “Hello everyone, we want to clarify something. We asked Phillip and Holly to star in a movie for this Tuesday’s show.

“They don’t wait in line, get VIP access or apply through the Queen lying in bed – but instead they are there professionally as part of the world’s media to cover the news. about this event.”

Some media and MPs have been able to skip the queue and enter Westminster Hall since it opened to the public on Wednesday.

In the days since, the queue has grown in size and at one point reached a timeout of “at least 24 hours” before decreasing.

Lie is also being broadcast live 24/7 by a number of broadcasters including BBC and Sky News.

Other famous faces have also paid their respects ahead of the Queen’s funeral.

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid, 51, said she lined up for seven hours and 20 minutes to see the person lying down, while David Beckham also joined the line.

Speaking after the viewing, Beckham, 47, told the press: “It was emotional for everyone involved.”

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