EAMONN Holmes has branded his former This Morning co-stars Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield “arrogant” over the queue jumping row that has engulfed ITV Daytime.
The former ITV presenter, who left ITV following the alleged Mathew Mcgreevy grooming scandal liked a series of Tweets related to the scandal as a petition to axe the pair hit a whopping 50,000 signatures.
One was a meme of himself and his wife Ruth Langsford laughing, with the words: “When you reach the front of the queue.” The Sun reported.
Today, he spoke out on GB News and branded the pair “arrogant” after his co-presenter Isobel Webster flicked through the papers, pausing on a report of Holly popped up, and Eamonn couldn’t help but comment on the situation.
The TV star said: “I’ll tell you what’s strategic. Why is Holly fighting to keep her job, according to The Sun, but Mr Phillip isn’t?”
He read aloud Holly’s statement from Tuesdays show: “We didn’t jump the queue, we were working.”
Responding to a video of Phillip, Holly and This Morning’s editor Martin Frizell – who was also the boss of GMTV, Eamonn asked what everyone in Britain is thinking.
“Why was your boss there working with you?”
“They didn’t get a fast-track, they say. Lie. They say they didn’t pay their respects to the body. Lie.”
“What else were they there for? Let’s just tell the truth about the whole thing.”
“They messed up, and instead of being arrogant and saying, ‘We were there working as journalists,’ why don’t they just say, ‘Yeah, we thought it would be a good idea.’”