Holly Willoughby shaken and upset after queue skip backlash, says expert

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Holly Willoughby has been left "shaken and upset" amid her ongoing lying-in-state queue drama, an expert has claimed.

This Morning presenters Holly and Phillip Schofield faced a furious backlash from people claiming they skipped the queue to see the Queen's coffin at Westminster.

The ITV stars were slammed when footage emerged of them appearing to bypass the regular lying-in-state queue and walk straight into Westminster Hall.

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Some people were so livid that they even called for the pair to be sacked from their role on the hit ITV daytime programme.

The duo broke their silence on Tuesday's This Morning (September 20) with Holly addressing the queue-jumping claims alongside a film.

However, celebrity body language expert Inbaal Honigman has claimed Holly was "shaken", "upset" and "clearly emotional" at the queue-skipping accusations.

Taking a closer look at the TV star, Inbaal explained Holly emphasises each word, speaks passionately and isn't using a regular speech pattern.

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She said: "Reading out the statement, Holly emphasises each word. She's not using a conversational speech pattern, which would place the emphasis on one word here and another word there. She's speaking passionately and by the sounds of it, every word matters."

Holly's emotion is also exposed after she trips up on certain consonants and rushes to explain the situation.

Inbaal continued: "Despite her apparent desire to ensure each single word is heard, and each spoken clearly, she's clearly emotional as she speaks, tripping up on the odd consonant as she rushes to explain the situation."

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The body language buff noticed that Holly's voice was shaking towards the end of the statement, and that the host was very sincere in her explanation.

"Her voice is shaking slightly towards the end. She seems shaken and upset at the accusation of queue jumping, and passionately sincere in her explaining," Inbaal added.

Inbaal concluded: "No apology is included, because no wrongdoing is assumed, but her upfront clarification is sympathetic in its tone."

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Reading the statement, Holly said: "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.

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

She added: "We, of course, respected those rules – however, we realise that it may have looked like something else.

"And therefore, totally understand the reaction."

ITV also released a statement defending the pair and insisting the presenters did not jump the queue and had obtained press accreditation.

To see Inbaal's work, and you can visit her site here.

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