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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield queue row UPDATE: Anyone called Holly or Phil can queue jump at certain clubs

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AFTER THE fallout of the This Morning host's Queue Gate scandal, some night clubs have made light of the situation that has divided the nation.

The Five Bar in Huddersfield, Liquid and Envy in Oldham and the Fever & Boutique on the Isle of Wight are reportedly letting night club goers skip the lengthy queue if their name is either Holly or Phil.

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield have been the subject of controversy after being accused of skipping the 12 hour queue to see the Queen Lying in State ahead of her funeral that took place on Monday.

While most of the United Kingdom argue whether they did indeed skip the queue or not, night clubs are making light of the situation this weekend.

One Twitter user hilariously wrote: "my mates daughter just made my day. The nightclub she goes to in Birmingham, Thursday night.. 'If your name is Holly or Phil, you don't have to queue.. just show your ID and you can walk straight in'... made me laugh"

Read our Holly & Phil live blog below for the latest updates...

  • Matt Snape

    Holly and Phil defended by Gyles Brandreth

    Gyles Brandreth defended Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield over the ‘queue-jumping’ incident sparked by the Queen’s Lying-in-State.

    In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Gyles said: “It is a terrible misunderstanding and I imagine people will realise that and will move on.  

    “[Holly and Phillip] are good people and good friends of mine.  

    “I am really sorry about the misunderstanding and it is sad that there is a misunderstanding because the atmosphere around Westminster, around Westminster Hall and Buckingham Palace, has been so universally good amongst all ages. It is a shame that anything should spoil it.  

    “But it genuinely was a misunderstanding, I completely accept that.”

  • Matt Snape

    Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield defended by Clodagh McKenna’s husband Harry Herbert

    This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were defended by the show’s chef’s husband.

    Mail Online reports that Clodagh McKenna’s husband, Harry Herbert, the son of the 7th Earl of Carnarvon and brother of the current Earl, has claimed the backlash the presenters are facing is “awful”

    He added that they never jumped any queue.

  • Matt Snape

    Takeaway makes ‘tasteless’ Holly and Phil joke

    A North East takeaway made a joke about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield skipping the queue during the Queen’s Lying-in-State.

    However, many have branded it as “tasteless”.

    Yahoo! News reports that Stockton-based Moja Indian takeaway posted a joke about the This Morning presenters on their social media account on Friday morning – by photoshopping Phil and Holly on to the background of the shop – with the caption “Apologies to everyone who is waiting on their order – we’ve just had Phil and Holly come in and order a meal #VIPTreatment.”

    However, a lot of people suggested the joke was “tasteless”, with one social media user said: “It’s all getting very boring and irrelevant now, while another added: “What happened to being kind? Give it a rest.”

  • Matt Snape

    Phillip Schofield disappears from We Buy Any Car ad

    We Buy Any Car’s social media pages have replaced Phillip Schofield’s smiling picture.

    Instead, there is now a shot of a happy family consisting of a mum and dad and happy children.

    But Phillip appears lower down on the company’s social media feeds.

    Click here to read more.

  • Matt Snape

    Holly and Phil ‘are done for’, claims former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie

    Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are done for, former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie told GB News’s Dan Wootton.

  • Matt Snape

    Alison Hammond helping Holly survive queue-gate row

    Holly Willoughby’s This Morning co-star Alison Hammond is said to be helping her deal with the trauma of the queue-gate row.

    A source told MailOnline: “Alison, Dermot, Phil and Holly are incredibly close and tight-knit. 

    “When things started to blow up over the weekend they were in touch straight away to offer their support.

    “Alison, in particular, has spoken many times with Holly over the phone and been a real rock.”

  • Matt Snape

    Holly Willoughby to continue role with Marks and Spencers

    Holly Willoughby will remain as the face of Marks and Spencers following the row over her and co-presenter Phillip Schofield ‘queue-jumping’ during the Queen’s Lying-in-State.

    She won’t be quitting her position on This Morning, or her role with Marks and Sparks.

    An M&S spokesman confirmed to The Sun: “I can confirm we have extended our current contract with Holly, and we will continue to work with her.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Angry Brits brand Holly and Phil’s apology ‘pathetic’

    Some Brits are not very impressed with the pair’s explanation as to why they did not stand in the queue with other mourning royalists.

    Attempting to quell the wave of anger directed their way, Holly said: “We totally understand the reaction. Please know that we would never jump a queue.”

    Rather, Willoughby explained that she and Mr Schofield were on the job while visiting the coffin, and thus got to skip to the front.

    Some Brits have branded this a “pathetic excuse”, however.

    One viewer tweeted: “Pathetic excuse. The 3 of them @hollywills @Schofe #MartinFrizell seen a loophole to jump the queue. Since when do any of them go to an outside filming piece. Lost the last bit of trust they had with the viewers @itv #ThisMorning @thismorning”

  • Holly breaks silence

    After keeping a low profile while not on This Morning, Holly posted on her Instagram stories yesterday to congratulate her close pal Lisa Snowdon on winning Celebrity MasterChef.

    Sharing Lisa’s post, she wrote: “ Congrats. Well done clever lady.”

    Mum-of-three Holly is said to have been beside herself over the backlash she has received since visiting the Queen lying in state.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Alison Hammond helping Holly survive queue-gate row

    Holly Willoughby’s This Morning co-star Alison Hammond is said to be helping her deal with the trauma of the queue-gate row.

    A source told MailOnline: “Alison, Dermot, Phil and Holly are incredibly close and tight-knit. 

    “When things started to blow up over the weekend they were in touch straight away to offer their support.

    “Alison, in particular, has spoken many times with Holly over the phone and been a real rock.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly speaks out

    After keeping a low profile while not on This Morning, Holly posted on her Instagram stories yesterday to congratulate her close pal.

    Sharing Lisa Snowdon’s Instagram post, she wrote: “ Congrats. Well done clever lady," after the radio presenter won Celebrity Masterchef.

    Mum-of-three Holly is said to have been beside herself over the backlash she has received since visiting the Queen lying in state.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Phillip Schofield disappears from We Buy Any Car ad

    We Buy Any Car’s social media pages have replaced Phillip Schofield’s smiling picture.

    Instead, there is now a shot of a happy family consisting of a mum and dad and happy children.

    But Phillip appears lower down on the company’s social media feeds.

    Click here to read more.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Night club goes called Holly or Phil can jump the queue this weekend

    Some clubs have taken advantage of the awkward situation the This Morning hosts have found themselves in.

    The following nightclubs are letting you in without having to stand outside for ages: Five Bar in Huddersfield, Liquid and Envy in Oldham and the Fever & Boutique on the Isle of Wight."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    This Morning fans call on Alison and Dermot to take on the show full time

    Holly and Phil took a break from This Morning today, being replaced by Alison and Dermot, and fans were all saying the same thing.

    This Morning fans called for the pair to replace Holly and Phil, following accusations that they skipped the queue to see Her Majesty’s coffin.

    One person wrote: “Keep Alison and Dermot on #ThisMorning or the lovely Josie Gibson. Totally different vibe. The other pair have had their day.”

    A second added: “Why do Alison and Dermot not present full time? Do people actually like Holly and Phillip? Ew.”

    While a third said: “Love to see Alison and Dermot on the sofa, such a refreshing change 😊.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    How many people waited in the lying in state queue?

    Over 250,000 people reportedly waited in the massive queue to see Her Majesty’s coffin.

    Holly and Phil’s choice to not take part in what became somewhat of a national pilgrimage, and instead, skip the queue, has left thousands of Brits fuming.

    Currently, a petition to have them AXED from ITV’s This Morning, has over 67,000 signatures.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Ashley James: Holly and Phil "were press accredited"

    The presenter said she was "confused" by the "backlash" Holly and Phil have been hit with.

    She said that they "hardly" queue jumped on Twitter.

    One hit back in response: "Journalists around the country/world commentated on the funeral without needing to file past the coffin or even be in there.

    "There was a 24 hr, live feed, what could they have possibly filmed/ informed us that we didn’t already know?

    "They took advantage of their celeb status."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Richard Ayoade rips Holly and Phil over Queuegate scandal

    Richard Ayoade tore into Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield over the queuegate scandal on Have I Got News For You.

    “ITV’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield… apparently just appeared in Westminster Hall on Sunday without having spent the previous 36 hours queueing,” Ayoade said.

    “Just appeared? Like a haunting?” comedian Roisin Conaty asked.

    Ayoade continued: “They’ve had to present ‘Hello Good Morning’ for five years, which you would’ve thought is punishment enough.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly to keep job at M&S

    The This Morning hosts job at M&S is secured.

    After being signed on to the clothing range, Holly Willoughby's role with the retailer is safe.

    The Sun was informed by a spokesperson that: "I can confirm we have extended our current contract with Holly, and we will continue to work with her."

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly ‘devastated by all the negative reaction’

    Although This Morning fans feared she had been ‘crying all night’ on Wednesday morning, an ITV source confirmed: “Holly will not quit.

    “She has been devastated by all the negative reaction after she turned up to work at Westminster Hall with Phil on Friday, but she’s not going to resign.

    “This Morning has been her life for more than a decade and the only way she’d consider quitting at this stage is if viewers really didn’t want her there.

    “She’s tried to give their side of the story on the show today and they’re both hoping to move on from it now.

    “Bosses know Holly is still a hit with viewers and are counting on her working her magic on the show for a good while yet.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly and Phil defended by Gyles Brandreth

    Gyles Brandreth defended Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield over the ‘queue-jumping’ incident sparked by the Queen’s Lying-in-State.

    In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Gyles said: “It is a terrible misunderstanding and I imagine people will realise that and will move on.  

    “[Holly and Phillip] are good people and good friends of mine.  

    “I am really sorry about the misunderstanding and it is sad that there is a misunderstanding because the atmosphere around Westminster, around Westminster Hall and Buckingham Palace, has been so universally good amongst all ages. It is a shame that anything should spoil it.  

    “But it genuinely was a misunderstanding, I completely accept that.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Phillip Schofield disappears from We Buy Any Car ad

    We Buy Any Car’s social media pages have replaced Phillip Schofield’s smiling picture.

    Instead, there is now a shot of a happy family consisting of a mum and dad and happy children.

    But Phillip appears lower down on the company’s social media feeds.

    Click here to read more.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield defended by Clodagh McKenna’s husband Harry Herbert

    This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were defended by the show’s chef’s husband.

    Mail Online reports that Clodagh McKenna’s husband, Harry Herbert, the son of the 7th Earl of Carnarvon and brother of the current Earl, has claimed the backlash the presenters are facing is “awful”

    He added that they never jumped any queue.

  • Guardian columnist asks if people have reached a verdict on Holly and Phil

    Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson addressed her readers by asking if they have reached a verdict on Holly Willoughby’s and Phillip Schofield’s behaviour during queue-gate.

    She wrote: “Then there is the fundamental question of whether Willoughby and Schofield actually did skip the queue. As broadcasters, they were able to enter as accredited media – images show them being rushed through Westminster Hall and straight to the media platform. ITV has since confirmed that the pair had been asked to feature in a package about the Queen’s death.

    “For those questioning the pair’s journalistic credentials, it’s a reasonable point, note that they have interviewed our last three prime ministers.”

    Have you reached a verdict on their behaviour yet?

  • ITV defend Holly Willoughby and Phllip Schofield

    Following the backlash against Holly and Phil over queuegate, ITV released the following statement:

    “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.”

  • Richard Ayoade rips Holly and Phil over Queuegate scandal

    Richard Ayoade tore into Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield over the queuegate scandal on Have I Got News For You.

    “ITV’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield… apparently just appeared in Westminster Hall on Sunday without having spent the previous 36 hours queueing,” Ayoade said.

    “Just appeared? Like a haunting?” comedian Roisin Conaty asked.

    Ayoade continued: “They’ve had to present ‘Hello Good Morning’ for five years, which you would’ve thought is punishment enough.”

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