holly and phillip tiktok

A resurfaced TikTok seems to show Holly and Phillip walking past The Queue

Spokespeople for This Morning insist they didn’t queue-jump

Who would’ve thought two daytime TV presenters would find themselves at the heart of this year’s biggest scandal? Not me!

Over the last week (16th September), This Morning regulars Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have received a TON of backlash for allegedly queue-jumping, while on their way to see the Queen lying in state.

Surfaced photos seemed to show them standing in isolation, right when David Beckham was reportedly keeping himself nourished with “jam donuts and crisps” while waiting in line for hours. People were outraged at the idea of the pair queue-jumping – but This Morning spokespeople insist this wasn’t the case.

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Photo via Twitter

A TikTok taken at the height of The Queue’s notoriety (it already feels like a lifetime ago), appears to show Holly and Phillip walking through the centre of the line, without any camera crews. A person can be heard commenting: “They’re gonna go do some interviews”.

This definitely doesn’t show they queue-skipped, as we all know broadcasters were taken through a different entrance to Westminster Abbey. But, some people are questioning how this isn’t the same as cutting in.

In This Morning’s second statement, released during the show yesterday (20th September), Holly explained: “Like hundreds of accredited broadcasters and journalist, we were given official permission to access the hall… the rules were, that we would be quickly escorted around the edges to a platform at the back. We, of course, respected those rules. However we realise it may have looked like something else.

“Please know, we would never jump a queue.”

@danniicooper The moment Holly and Phil jumped the queue 😠 #lyinginstate #queuejumping #london #hollyandphil #westminster #thequeen ♬ original sound – Dannii Cooper

Among the distressed comments, some people also believe this TikTok proves their statement to be true. “They shouldn’t need to explain themselves,” one person said. “They were walking in with their boss.”

“They weren’t queue-jumping,” another pointed out. “They were working.”

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Featured image via TikTok.