Holly Willoughbys celeb pals rush to support her as she returns to social media

Holly Willoughby has returned to social media after the This Morning host found herself at the centre of an online storm over the "queue-gate" scandal.

Those wishing to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth were expected to wait up to 24 hours to view her coffin.

But while celebrities like footballer David Beckham and Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid stood alongside the public, Holly and Phillip Schofield appeared to jump the line in an act that sparked massive debate online.

Now Holly, 41, has returned to Instagram in a post that showcased her stunning two-toned pink dress from Cefinn.

She wrote: “Morning Monday… see you at 10am on @thismorning Today we’re joined by everyone’s favourite love story Harry Redknapp and his beautiful Sandra… #hwstyle skirt and knitwear by @cefinnstudio.”

Holly was met with a flurry of positive messages, with model Abbey Clancey writing: “There she is !!!! Beautiful girl.”

Similarly, another fan wrote: “Big hug holly, you look beautiful , don’t let the b’stds get you down.”

“Morning, please don’t take no notice of a few members of the public they got nothing better to do,” a third commented.

Following the viral moment, ITV was forced to issue a statement in defence of Holly and Phillip, which read: "Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something.

"We asked Phillip and Holly to be part of a film for this Tuesday's programme.

"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 media to report on the event."

Despite the explanation, the nation is still very-much debating the moment.

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