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- ITV stars were filmed jumping in line to see the Queen lying in state at Westminster Hall
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- Both refuse to leave the queue, and instead say that they enter the hall in their capacity as broadcasters.
Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield share an emotional SOS phone call about the ‘devastating’ fierce public backlash on ‘Q-Gate’, can reveal MailOnline.
The Morning presenters were widely criticized after being accused of ‘jumping the line’ to see the Queen lying in state at the Palace of Westminster last week, when thousands of mourners lined up for hours to pay their last respects to the Queen. had stood.
Holly, 41, is said to be particularly upset by the reaction and ‘never had to deal with such anger and vitriol in her life’, as well as the situation she was forced to remove from social media because The criticism continues – and a petition calling for the couple to be removed from the daytime show has risen to 37,000.
The television host and his co-presenter, 60, shared an emotional SOS call on the crisis Saturday and ‘spoke for’They had to take immediate action, more than an hour before the decision was made.
A source told MailOnline, ‘Phil and Holly started getting really worried about the situation on Friday night. He spoke at length and decided that he had to do something to protect himself and the reputation of the show.
‘Holly has never had to deal with this kind of vitriol in her life’: Willoughby and Philip Schofield share ’emotional phone call’ after feeling anxious over reaction to “Q-Gate” – plea for her to drop 33k hits as – pictured on Wednesday Morning
After the call, ITV issued a statement to straighten the record – but the move backfired spectacularly.
‘He expected the statement to heat up, but was completely devastated when he realized it made things worse.
‘At one point they considered releasing their message to straighten things out but in the end they decided to wait till the show so that they could speak directly to the audience.’
Sources close to Holly say she came close to deleting her Instagram account at one point, with hundreds of viewers posting toxic messages and hate-filled comments under a photo she posted showing her children paying tribute to the Queen. Was posted.
The source added: ‘Holi has never had to deal with such anger and vitriol in her life. This has made her so upset and unable to be seen on social media in the past few days.
‘What was the point of paying a sweet tribute to Her Majesty on her Instagram account, which has been hijacked by the trolls. One of the things that hasn’t been damaged is Phil and Holly’s friendship. They are closer than ever’
A source said: ‘It has made her so upset and unable to be seen on social media over the past few days. What was the point of paying a sweet tribute to Her Majesty on her Instagram account ‘kidnapped by trolls’ – pictured as she walks into Westminster Hall
A second television insider said Holly is “disturbed” that she has become the “poster girl” of the row-jumping controversy, which has seen her endure an “attack of criticism”.
A source close to the ITV star has revealed that Holly is ‘really sad’ and sees the misunderstanding as ‘extremely inappropriate’ after attending Westminster Hall as a broadcaster for This Morning – and for personal reasons No.
She explained to MailOnline: ‘Holi is so disappointed that she has become the poster girl of this coercion. It has turned into a circus, and he is made to face criticism…
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