Eamonn Holmes likes tweets calling for Holly and Phil to be sacked over queue jump row

Eamonn Holmeshas taken a savage swipe atThis Morningpresenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby,amidst claims they skipped the queueat the Queen's lying-in-state.

The former This Morning host has been liking posts on Twitter suggesting that the pair should be sacked from presenting the morning chat show.

One tweet he’s liked features a meme of himself, and wife and former co-presenterRuth Langsfordlaughing, with words written: "When you reach the front of the queue."

The person who shared the image captioned it: “I always preferred @EamonnHolmes and @RuthieeL #ThisMorning.”

They then added: “There should be sacked Eamonn and Ruth are far better than them idiots.”

Replying to the tweet Eamonn posted a series of praying hands, making his feelings on the queue-jumping fiasco quite clear.

This comesdespite ITV bosses denying the queue jump accusations .

In a statement posted to the This Morning Instagram page, a spokesperson wrote: “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's media to report on the event.”

The pair were also forced to apologise on air when the show made its return on Tuesday morning.

Holly said in a VT: “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 respect walked along a carpeted area besides the coffin and were given time to pause.

“None of the broadcasters and journalists there took anyone's place in the queue and no one filed past the Queen. We of course respected those rules.

“However, we realise that it may have looked like something else… and therefore totally understand the reaction. Please know that we would never jump a queue!”

However, calls for the pair to be axed have only continued with one change.org petition reaching over 37,000 signatures.

The petition reads: “ITV should be ashamed of exploiting the situation. I'd like to see This Morning axed for good as I do believe it causes more harm than good, without people noticing.”

Laura, who started the petition, then adds that even if the show isn’t axed for good, then at the very least Phil and Holly should be sacked.

OK! have reached out to Eamonn Holmes reps for comment.


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