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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield queue row UPDATE: Petition to have iconic duo AXED from TV hits 73,000 signatures

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A petition to have the iconic presenting pair AXED from This Morning has hit 73,000 signatures, as Brits continue to fume over "queue gate."

The petition, found on Change.org, takes aim at the iconic duo, calling for them to be kicked off British TV.

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield have been the subject of controversy after being accused of skipping the 12-hour queue to see the Queen Lying in State ahead of her funeral that took place on Monday.

With a target of 75,000 signatures, the petition is quickly heading toward its goal.

Despite thousands of Brits calling for them to be removed from This Morning, a source has claimed "Holly will not quit. She has been devastated by all the negative reaction after she turned up to work at Westminster Hall with Phil on Friday, but she's not going to resign."

Read our Holly & Phil live blog below for the latest updates...

  • Henry Moore

    Have I Got News For You takes aim at Holly and Phil

    The popular comedy show has hit back at Holly and Phil following their decision to skip Her Majesty’s lying in state queue.

    Paul Merton joked: “She is wearing a mask because clearly, she is allergic to Phillip Schofield.”

    Host Richard Ayoade explained: “This is the national scandal over the queue for the Lying-in-State. It’s the biggest thing that’s happened.

    “ITV’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield apparently just appeared in Westminster Hall on Sunday…”

    Roisin Conaty interjected:  “Just appeared? Like a haunting.”

    Richard added: “Exactly, without having spent the previous 36 hours queuing.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Henry Moore

    Fears Holly and Phil could be booed at NTA

    Holly and Phill have won a gong for This Morning every year since 2011, but now ITV bosses think the iconic duo could be booed off stage.

    A source said: “They could be booed walking down the red carpet or even on stage. It’s a major concern.”

    The NTAs take place on October 13.

    Click here for more.

  • Henry Moore

    Fans take to Twitter as they defend Holly and Phil

    Some fans have taken to Twitter to defend the iconic pair after they were accused of jumping the queue to see Her Majesty’s lying in state, while some Brits waited a staggering 25 hours.

    One fan said: “Omg give it a rest people! There are more important things going on in the world than Holly and Phil! How about go out and GET A LIFE!”

    Currently, a petition to get the pair axed from This Morning has 73,000 signatures.

  • Henry Moore

    Petition to AXE Holly and Phil from TV only 2,000 signatures away from its goal

    The petition to have Holly and Phil axed from This Morning is edging closer to its goal of 75,000.

    Today, the Change.org post reached an impressive 73,000 signatures.

    Stay tuned for more updates.

  • Henry Moore

    ITV jumps to Holly and Phil's defence

    Following the backlash against Holly and Phil over queue gate, ITV released the following statement:

    “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.”

    Some fans have questioned this position though, as Holly and Phil are yet to release any form of report on the event.

  • Henry Moore

    Holly and Phil 'weren't on the guestlist' for Her Majesty's lying in state

    According to one source, the iconic TV duo were not even on the guestlist before their arrival at Westminster Hall to see the Queen.

    An insider explained: "When they got there, their names weren't on the list so there were some discussions and – after some back and forth – Phil and Holly were given access and they were ushered through. The whole thing caused a bit of a hoo-ha."

    Click here to read more.

  • Henry Moore

    How many people waited in the lying in state queue?

    Over 250,000 people reportedly waited in the massive queue to see Her Majesty’s coffin.

    Holly and Phil’s choice to not take part in what became somewhat of a national pilgrimage, and instead, skip the queue, has left thousands of Brits fuming.

    Currently, a petition to have them AXED from ITV’s This Morning, has over 72,000 signatures.

  • Henry Moore

    Phillip Schofield sees social media following plummet amid 'queue gate' controversy

    Fans are seemingly abandoning Phillip Schofield as his choice to skip the queue to see Her Majesty continues to enrage Brits.

    In the last 12 months, Phil has lost 117,769 fans across Twitter and Instagram.

    Could this massive drop in following be a response to "queue gate?"

  • Henry Moore

    Kim Woodburn says she is ‘appalled’ by Holly and Phil

    Speaking on GB News, Mrs Woodburn hit out at the iconic duo, calling for ITV to sack them both for “lying.”

    She told the broadcaster: “Their self-serving publicity stunt came back to bite them on the bum, didn’t it? I’m appalled by them.

    “There were many people in that queue, people with wheelchairs and walking sticks. And Holly and Phillip think because they are on TV they can flout the rules.

    “They’re telling lies and they’ve been caught. They’re cocky, they’re self-assured and they are disliked intensely.

    “They should be fired and the crew would say, ‘Yippee. We’ve had enough of these two idiots. They won’t be missed.’”

    Click here to read more.

  • Henry Moore

    Brits call Holly and Phil's media claim into question

    Holly and Phil have defended their decision to skip the queue to see Her Majesty's lying in state, claiming that they were working as media on the day.

    However, some witnesses have called this into question.

    "There was no film crew at the time they walked past us. They were headed towards a side entrance," one said.

    Click here to read more.

  • Henry Moore

    Have I Got News For You takes aim at Holly and Phil

    The popular comedy show has hit back at Holly and Phil following their decision to skip Her Majesty's lying in state queue.

    Paul Merton  joked: “She is wearing a mask because clearly, she is allergic to Phillip Schofield.”

    Host Richard Ayoade explained: “This is the national scandal over the queue for the Lying-in-State. It’s the biggest thing that’s happened.

    “ITV’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield apparently just appeared in Westminster Hall on Sunday…”

    Roisin Conaty interjected:  “Just appeared? Like a haunting.”

    Richard added: “Exactly, without having spent the previous 36 hours queuing.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Henry Moore

    Holly and Phill sticking together amid queue row

    Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield have reportedly got each other’s backs as fans fume over their alleged decision to skip the lying in state queue.

    “They are very much in this together, and will get through it.” a source told the Mirror.

    Currently, a petition to have the pair axed from This Morning has over 72,000 signatures on Change.org.

  • Henry Moore

    Fears Holly and Phil could be booed at NTA

    Holly and Phill have won a gong for This Morning every year since 2011, but now ITV bosses think the iconic duo could be booed off stage.

    A source said: “They could be booed walking down the red carpet or even on stage. It’s a major concern.”

    The NTAs take place on October 13.

    Click here for more.

  • Henry Moore

    Petition to AXE Holly and Phil inches closer to goal

    The petition to have Holly and Phil axed from This Morning is edging closer to its goal of 75,000.

    Today, the Change.org post reached an impressive 72,000 signatures.

    Stay tuned for more updates.

  • Henry Moore

    Holly Willoughby to continue role with Marks and Spencers

    Holly Willoughby will remain as the face of Marks and Spencers following the row over her and co-presenter Phillip Schofield's "queue-jumping" during the Queen’s Lying-in-State.

    She won’t be quitting her position on This Morning, or her role with Marks and Sparks.

    An M&S spokesman confirmed to The Sun: “I can confirm we have extended our current contract with Holly, and we will continue to work with her.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Takeaway makes ‘tasteless’ Holly and Phil joke

    A North East takeaway made a joke about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield skipping the queue during the Queen’s Lying-in-State.

    However, many have branded it as “tasteless”.

    Yahoo! News reports that Stockton-based Moja Indian takeaway posted a joke about the This Morning presenters on their social media account on Friday morning – by photoshopping Phil and Holly on to the background of the shop – with the caption “Apologies to everyone who is waiting on their order – we’ve just had Phil and Holly come in and order a meal #VIPTreatment.”

    However, a lot of people suggested the joke was “tasteless”, with one social media user said: “It’s all getting very boring and irrelevant now, while another added: “What happened to being kind? Give it a rest.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly & Phill 'should not be hounded' queue jump narrative 'boring'

    Fans have come to the This Morning presenters defence, after growing tired of the constant criticism of the duo.

    One Tweeted:"No one deserves to lose their jobs or be mercilessly hounded in the media for what looks remarkably like jumping a very sensitive and respectful queue of people paying respects to our late monarch but…. when you’re in a hole…FFS, stop digging!"

    Another yawned: "It’s done with. It’s all very boring now. Getting very tired of toxic, and hatred by the MSM, and Twitter."

    "Boring, boring, boring. I bet loads of people did it. Perhaps someone booked them on the list and used a generic email or something. Who cares. Stop making a silly fuss and move on," a third penned.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Fans say the Holly & Phil witch hunt has gone 'too far'

    One Brit took to Twitter to express that those annoyed at Holly and Phil should be looking at This Morning and ITV also.

    The user wrote: "You'd have thought they'd have done something horribly wrong with the way they're being treated."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Richard Ayoade rips Holly and Phil over Queuegate scandal

    Richard Ayoade tore into Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield over the queuegate scandal on Have I Got News For You.

    “ITV’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield… apparently just appeared in Westminster Hall on Sunday without having spent the previous 36 hours queueing,” Ayoade said.

    “Just appeared? Like a haunting?” comedian Roisin Conaty asked.

    Ayoade continued: “They’ve had to present ‘Hello Good Morning’ for five years, which you would’ve thought is punishment enough.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield defended by Clodagh McKenna’s husband Harry Herbert

    This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were defended by the show’s chef’s husband.

    Mail Online reports that Clodagh McKenna’s husband, Harry Herbert, the son of the 7th Earl of Carnarvon and brother of the current Earl, has claimed the backlash the presenters are facing is “awful”

    He added that they never jumped any queue.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    ITV defends Holly Willoughby and Phllip Schofield

    Following the backlash against Holly and Phil over queuegate, ITV released the following statement:

    “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.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Mourner claims Phil and Holly queue jumped pas wheelchair user

    In a now deleted Tweet, Mia Froggatt slammed the This Morning duo after they were accused of queue jumping.

    She replied to Christine Hamilton's Tweet, that read: "Can you just clarify - ‘they did not file past the Queen lying in State’. So they did not file past in Westminster Hall?

    "They did not file past the coffin of #HMQueen So that photo was taken elsewhere? We just want to know the truth. Please clarify."

    Below, is a screenshot taken of Mia's Tweet, which has since been removed off Twitter with no explanation.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Phillip Schofield disappears from We Buy Any Car ad

    We Buy Any Car’s social media pages have replaced Phillip Schofield’s smiling picture.

    Instead, there is now a shot of a happy family consisting of a mum and dad and happy children.

    But Phillip appears lower down on the company’s social media feeds.

    Click here to read more.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly and Phil ‘are done for’, claims former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie

    Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are done for, former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie told GB News’s Dan Wootton.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly & Phil were not on 'official Westminster list' and were 'ushered in'

    A source has claimed that "their names weren't on the list" and the whole thing caused a "hoo-ha".

    Nine days ago the TV presenters stood in the press pen for 25 minutes.

    The Mail on Sunday's source said: "When they got there, their names weren't on the list so there were some discussions and – after some back and forth – Phil and Holly were given access and they were ushered through.

    "The whole thing caused a bit of a hoo-ha," the source tells the publication.

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