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Kirsten McStay

Eamonn Holmes claims Holly and Phillip Schofield's queuegate excuse was 'a lie'

Former This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes has claimed Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield "lied" to the nation.

The presenters came under fire for allegedly jumping the queue for the lying in state of the late Queen Elizabeth back in September 2022.

After the backlash, the pair issued a statement on the ITV show, insisting they were there for work purposes and did not skip the queue.

However, Eamonn has now hit out at the scenario in a bombshell interview and sensationally claimed that they lied and no film was made.

Speaking on GB News, he said: "Let's get on to the Queen's funeral – they were there to make a film on the Queen's funeral."

Dan Wootton asked: "Have you seen the film?" and Eamonn responded: "There was no film."

"Well apparently they were there to make that, that's the official line given by the editor of the programme," Eamonn added before continuing: "They were there to make a film.

"Unless there's any documentary evidence of this, I would put it to you, that is another lie!"

Holly and Phil were accused of jumping the queue to see the Queen lying in state (REX)

He then added: "Phillip Schofield admits he lies, ITV lie, the place is a den of inequity."

During an episode of This Morning last year, Holly said: "Like hundreds of accredited journalists we were given permission to access the hall.

"The rules were that we would be quickly escorted through an entrance and not file passed the coffin.

"None of the broadcasters and journalists took anyone's places in the queue.

"We of course respected their views. Please know that we would never jump a queue."

Ahead of the statement being read out, This Morning took to Instagram saying: "Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something. We asked Phillip and Holly to be part of a film for this Tuesday’s programme.

Eamonn Holmes, GB News interview with Dan Wootton (GB News)

"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."

Eamonn has made his dislike for Phillip no secret in recent years, often criticising the former This Morning presenter on social media.

The GB News star then added that Phillip was "delusional", as well as sensationally claiming that "everyone" hated him.

Holmes said: "He created an atmosphere where people hated him, that people would put avoid them in the corridor, he didn't look at anybody, he didn't know anybody's name.."

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