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Amanda Holden takes a sly dig at Philip Scofield over claims he skipped a 12-hour queue to see the Queen lie in state – amid their ongoing feud
Earlier, she made it clear that she was not a fan of her former co-star.
And Amanda Holden took a sly dig at Philip Schofield after it was claimed he and co-host Holly Willoughby jumped the queue at London’s Westminster Hall last week to film a segment for This Morning while the late Queen lay in as a guest.
The 51-year-old host made her feelings about the situation clear during her Hearty Breakfast show as the feud between her and Philip continues.
Claims: Amanda Holden took a sly dig at Philip Schofield after it was claimed he and co-host Holly Willoughby jumped the queue at London’s Westminster Hall last week to film a segment on This Morning while the late Queen lay in as a guest
Amanda’s co-host Ashley Roberts, 41, can be heard saying on the programme: ‘So David Beckham has landed a seven-figure deal with Qatar World Cup sponsor Doritos. I love Doritos. I would love a seven figure deal.
Amanda slyly replied, “Stand in line. Well, I mean he lined up. Good for him.
Ashley then mentioned the football legend’s recent visit to see the Queen visit, where he queued alongside members of the public after turning down a VIP invitation.
Pussycat Doll said: “Well, yeah, he did it in about 14 hours”
Speaking out: The 51-year-old presenter made her feelings about the situation clear on her Heart Breakfast show as her and Philip’s feud continues
It comes as a petition to sack the criticized TV duo from their lucrative This Morning presenting roles has reached more than 50,000 signatures.
The backlash against the pair has been so great that TV insiders are expressing “serious concerns” for the presenters’ welfare after they appeared in tears and silenced on This Morning this week.
Philip and Holly wanted to apologize publicly ‘queue-gate’ but were refused after taking legal advice, MailOnline has revealed.
Not enough: A statement was issued by ITV on Saturday and later aired on Tuesday on This Morning (pictured on the show) which was voiced by Holly, 41, but both stopped short of using the word ‘sorry’
A statement was issued by ITV on Saturday and later aired on Tuesday’s This Morning, which was voiced by Holly, 41, but both stopped short of using the word “sorry” – a move which left many viewers furious.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Every word of the statement was spilled. In the end, it backfired spectacularly.
“Initially Holly and Philip were prepared to apologize if they had upset anyone as they were both just desperate to draw the line under the affair. But they were strongly advised not to go down the path of excuses.
Claim: Amanda previously hit out at Scofield amid claims he blocked her from replacing regular co-host Holly Willoughby while she hosted I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Amanda first worked with Scofield after stepping into Holly’s shoes when the This Morning star took a year off from the show to give birth to her third baby in 2014.
But there have long been reports of trouble between the TV presenters, with Amanda reportedly lobbying ITV bosses after Schofield allegedly pushed for Rochelle Humes to take the job.
A former daytime TV executive told The Sun: “Philip actively campaigned for Rochelle, 30, to get the job, even though Amanda was more experienced – and it was said privately that she got the gig.”
An ITV spokesperson later insisted that Rochelle’s choice was a decision made by the producers, telling MailOnline: ‘The line-up of presenters on This Morning changes regularly and the final decisions on these lines are made by the producers, not the presenters.
“Philip Schofield is a much-loved broadcaster and part of the ITV family. He is a consummate professional and is highly regarded at ITV. Amanda is also highly regarded as a judge on one of our biggest shows.
On-screen chemistry: The coveted role eventually went to former Saturdays star Rochelle Humes