Good Morning Britain fans slam show for ignoring Holly and Phil row after tearing into MP for jumping the queue | The Sun

GOOD Morning Britain fans have slammed the show for ignoring Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield jumping the queue to see the Queen lying in state after a furious row.

The programme put various MPs under fire last week for skipping the wait to view the coffin of her late Majesty last week.


Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard discussed how a number of politicians skipped the queues outside Westminster to see the Queen lying in state.

Among the members of parliament who jumped the long wait were Jacob Rees-Mogg, Angela Rayner and former PM Theresa May.

Members of the public were left furious by the move – after some of them stood in the queue for up to 14 hours.

They praised celebrities including David Beckham – who queued more than 13 hours before paying tribute to Her Majesty.

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Ben, 47, and Susanna, 51, weighed in on the debate on Tuesday morning as they hit out at those who had skipped the queue.

The TV hostess revealed she queued with her mother Sue, 81, on Thursday, hours before This Morning stars Holly and Phil turned up to film a segment for the ITV show.

The pair used their media passes in order to pass through Westminster Hall – and see the Queen lying in state.

ITV insisted they "did not file past the Queen's coffin" on Friday but were being escorted to work from the press gallery by government staff.

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Fans of Good Morning Britain were shocked that Susanna failed to comment on the drama – slamming her and Ben for "ignoring" how their fellow ITV stars jumped the queue.

"The way GMB went after MP’s for queue jumping only now to ignore Holly and Phil," one furious fan wrote to Twitter.

Another chimed in: "Distinct lack of Good Morning Britain presenters mentioning 'the queue' drama, weird that."

"Anyone talk about Holly and Phil queue skipping yet?" a third asked, as a fourth said: "Have Ben or Susanna mentioned their colleagues yet? Or are they proving GMB are ignoring queue jumpers."

"GMB just as bad not mentioning it, it's time to boycott both shows, it's the same owners, someone start a petition," a fifth concluded.

Holly and Phil returned to This Morning and addressed accusations they jumped the queue to see the Queen lying in state on Friday.

The presenting duo said they "understood" the backlash after they used media passes to access Westminster Hall after fellow celebrities queued for hours with members of the public.

Holly, 42, told viewers as the footage aired: "Like hundreds of accredited broadcasters and journalists we were given official permission to access the hall.

"It was strictly for the purpose of reporting on the event for millions of people in the UK who haven’t been able to visit Westminster in person.

"The rules were that we would be quickly escorted around the edges to a platform at the back. In contrast those paying respects walked along a carpeted area beside the coffin and were given time to pause.

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"None of the broadcasters and journalists took anyone's places in the queue and no one filed past the Queen. 

"We of course respected those rules however we realised that it may have looked like something else and therefore we totally understand the reaction.

"Please know that we would never jump a queue."


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