Kim Woodburn says Holly and Philip are disliked and should be sacked

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Kim Woodburn has called for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to be sacked from This Morning.

The 80-year-old television personality launched an attack on the ITV stars during an interview with GB News.

It comes after Holly and Phillip were accused of jumping the queue to view the late Queen Elizabeth II lying in state last week.

READ MORE: Phil and Holly’s ‘queue jumping’ backlash sparks petition to remove hosts from This Morning

The presenters have since addressed the backlash and claimed they would "never skip a queue".

Sharing her opinion on the situation, How Clean Is Your House star Kim said: "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.'"

Kim previously claimed Phillip had "pushed her buttons" back in 2017 after she was forced to defend her "explosive" interview with the presenter on This Morning.

The ex-I'm A Celebrity star appeared on the ITV daytime show to discuss her time in the Celebrity Big Brother house but things took a turn when Phillip suggested she caused rows on the reality show and should have been nicer to her fellow housemates.

Taking to Twitter at the time, Kim said: "I'm a nice person. Anybody I know will tell you this. If somebody pushes my buttons. I push back just as hard.

"Thank you for your tweets x."

A petition has been created calling for Holly and Phillip to be axed from This Morning has reached over 60,000 signatures.

Mum-of-three Holly told viewers on Thursday 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.

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

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"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."

A clip followed from outside Westminster Hall as Phil reflected on his visit and said: "That's got to be one of the most profound moments of my life."

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