‘Get in line!’: Amanda Holden slyly digs at Phillip Schofield over claims he queued for 12 hours to see the Queen in state – amid their ongoing feud
She previously made it clear that she is not a fan of her ex-colleague.
And Amanda Holden has slyly dug into Phillip Schofield after it was alleged that he and co-host Holly Willoughby jumped in line at London’s Westminster Hall last week to film a segment for This Morning as the late Queen lays in state.
The presenter, 51, made her feelings about the situation clear during her Heart Breakfast show as the feud between her and Phillip continues.
Claims: Amanda Holden has slyly dug at Phillip Schofield after it was alleged that he and co-host Holly Willoughby jumped in line at London’s Westminster Hall last week to film a segment for This Morning as the late Queen lays in state
Amanda’s co-host Ashley Roberts, 41, can be heard on the program: ‘So David Beckham has struck a seven-figure deal with Qatari World Cup sponsor Doritos. I like Doritos. I’d like a seven-figure deal.
Amanda replied slyly, “Get in line. I mean, he did get in line. Good of him.’
Ashley then referred to the football legend’s recent visit to see the Queen’s visit, where he waited in line next to the crowd after turning down a VIP invitation.
The Pussycat Doll said, ‘Well, he did it for about 14 hours’
Speaking: The presenter, 51, made her feelings about the situation clear on her Heart Breakfast show as the feud between her and Phillip continues
It comes as a petition to have the under-fire television duo fired from their lucrative presenting roles on This Morning and has reached more than 50,000 signatures.
The pair were such a response that TV insiders expressed “serious concerns” about the well-being of the presenters after appearing on This Morning this week in tears and muffled.
Phillip and Holly were eager to make a public apology over ‘queue-gate’, but were talked out of it after seeking legal advice, TNZT revealed.
Not enough: A statement was issued by ITV on Saturday and later aired on Tuesday’s This Morning (pictured on the show) voiced by Holly, 41, but both stopped using the word ‘sorry’
A statement was issued by ITV on Saturday and later aired on Tuesday This Morning, which was voiced by Holly, 41, but both stopped using the word ‘sorry’ – a move that has outraged many viewers.
A source told TNZT: “Every word of the statement was flooded. In the end it is spectacularly counterproductive.
“Initially, Holly and Phillip were willing to apologize if they upset anyone, because they both desperately want to end the affair. But they were strongly advised not to go down that path of saying sorry.’
Allegation: Amanda previously hit out at Schofield amid claims he blocked her from filling in for regular co-host Holly Willoughby while co-hosting I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Amanda first worked with Schofield after stepping into Holly’s shoes when the This Morning star took a year off the show to have her third baby in 2014.
But there have long been reports of trouble between the TV presenters, with Amanda reportedly lobbying ITV executives after Schofield reportedly pushed for Rochelle Humes to take the job.
A former daytime TV executive told The Sun: “Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle, 30, to get the job, despite Amanda having more experience — and being told privately that she’d gotten the gig.”
Style: After her radio show, she stepped out in a green shirt and wide-leg jeans
Work on it: She showed herself confident as she walked down the sidewalk with her things
Shades: she also wore stylish sunglasses
Tresses: She wore her honey locks in loose waves over her shoulders
An ITV spokesperson later claimed that Rochelle’s casting was a decision of the producers, telling TNZT: “The lineups of presenters on This Morning change regularly and the final decisions about these lineups are made by the producers and not by the presenters.
‘Phillip Schofield is a much loved broadcaster and part of the ITV family. He is a consummate professional and highly regarded by ITV.
“Amanda is also highly regarded as a judge on one of our biggest shows.”
Chemistry on screen: The coveted role finally went to former Saturday star Rochelle Humes