PHILLIP Schofield and Holly Willoughby were not on an accredited list to see the Queen lying in state, despite making claims that they were, sparking more anger from viewers fed up of denials from the queue faced two.
Neither of the presenter’s names appeared on the list for people with special access for media or journalistic reasons.
The bombshell turn in the queue gate saga came as a whopping 70,000 Brits signed a petition to axe the disgraced daytime duo, who have faced a massive backlash on social media.
A top source in Westminster told Politicalite: “They were involved in a hoo-ha” after turning up uninvited with two colleagues 10 days ago.
“When they got their names weren’t on the list” the source added.
“So there were some discussions and, after some back and fourth Phil and Holly were given access and they were ushered through. The whole thing caused abit of a hoo-ha”
ITV claimed the duo followed guidelines and attended the media area. via the media centre.”
ITV denied the claims and said in a statement: “The accreditation was organised for Phillip and Holly by This Morning’s production team and so while it was absolutely clear at the time of booking that Phillip and Holly would be attending to report for This Morning.”
“We would never share personal contact details for any of our on-screen talent and so the email addresses of the production members accompanying Phillip and Holly on the day were instead given,” they said.
POLL TOPS 70K
It comes as a petition calling for ITV to sack the duo topped a whopping 73,000 signatures.
The Change.org petition reads: ”Axe Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby from TV”
It was launched on Saturday by Laura Harrison, who branded the daytime duo ‘toxic.’
“If enough people sign we can show ITV that the public do matter,” wrote Laura.
At 6am Tuesday morning the petition was at 15,000, but after a social media campaign led by Politicalite and other social media influencers it has now hit 74,000 as Brits refuse to believe ITV’s lies about Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby’s trip to Westminster Hall.
VIEWERS DEMAND LIVE NTA RE-VOTE
SOME of the 70,000 fans calling for the National Television Awards to hold a live revote on the Best Daytime Show category on the night of the awards ceremony due to take place at London’s O2 arena.
This Morning – which has won the ‘Best Daytime Show’ category every year since 2011, will see the disgraced daytime duo Holly and Phil appear at the later-than-planned National Television Awards that air live on ITV at 8pm on Thursday, October 13.
Yesterday, The Sun revealed that ITV bosses feared that Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield “may be booed at the annual telly bash.
A source told the paper: “They could be booed walking down the red carpet or even on stage. It’s a major concern.”
Now some of the 70,000 fans calling for the National Television Awards to hold a live revote on the Best Daytime Show category on the night of the awards ceremony due to take place at London’s O2 arena.
The daytime queue row has even made headlines in Australia.
Sky News Australia reported on the queue faced two as the social media storm raged on.