This Mornings Holly and Phil face calls to be sacked after skipping queue

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have faced calls to be sacked from ITV after the pair reportedly skipped the queue to visit the Queen.

Tons of mourners have been queuing up outside Westminster Abbey to pay their respects Her late Majesty during her lying-in-state over the last three days.

Many have queued through the night along the South Bank for the opportunity to file past the monarch's coffin, with waiting times reportedly exceeding 19 hours.

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Even football legend David Beckham joined the general public when he queued up for 12 hours to see Elizabeth II lying in state.

However, This Morning stars Holly and Phil sparked a furious backlash after reportedly snubbing the queue to film a segment for the ITV daytime show.

Viewers claimed they "skipped" the queue, some reckoned the pair should be sacked from their TV jobs, and others threatened to boycott This Morning.

One fumed: "If Holly and Phil jumped the queue to see Her Majesty the Queen lying in state they should be sacked."

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Another said: "Holly and Phil should be sacked..pair of idiots..jumping the queue to see the Queen laying in state is deplorable @itv @thismorning think they are above everyone..pair of celebs with zero respect." (sic)

A third added: "I hate cancel culture but I’ll make an exception. @itvstudios sack Phil and Holly x."

The pair were clad in black clothing to honour the monarch, who passed away aged 96 last Thursday (September 8) at her beloved Balmoral estate.

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An alleged ITV source told that the pair gained a press accreditation for the sombre event alongside other broadcasters and press outlets.

Apparently they were filming a segment to be broadcast on Tuesday's show – the day after the Queen's funeral.

The source added: "Holly and Phillip were not able to pay respects in the same way that the queueing public would have, therefore [were] not jumping that queue."

However, many heaped praise on England footy ace David, 48, who told ITV News he had been queuing since 2am to pay his respects to the Queen.

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The striker seemed to get visibly emotional when he finally made it through to the hall, where he gave the Queen a bow.

He said: "I grew up in a household of royalists and I was brought up that way.

"You know, if my grandparents had been here today, I know that they would’ve wanted to be here so I’m here on their behalf and on behalf of my family and to celebrate with everyone else here."

Daily Star has contacted ITV for comment.

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