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'Major concern' over booing of This Morning's Holly and Phil at National Television Awards

MyLondon 26/09/2022 Josh Luckhurst & Andrew Brookes

This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield being booed at the National Television Awards is said to be a "major concern" of ITV bosses. It's thought the duo could be heckled on the red carpet or on stage after the queue-gate controversy at the Queen's lying in state.

Their programme This Morning has won an award, usually in the Daytime or Live Magazine Show categories, at the ceremony every year since 2011, reports The Mirror. This year's NTAs at Wembley Arena on October 13 comes soon after the furious backlash that Phil and Holly had received after they were thought to have skipped the wait to see the Her Majesty's coffin.

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ITV bosses fear This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield could be booed at the NTAs © ITV ITV bosses fear This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield could be booed at the NTAs

And ITV bosses are concerned about the reception the presenting pair could receive, according to The Sun. A source claimed: "They could be booed walking down the red carpet or even on stage. It’s a major concern."

Holly and Phil have been trolled online and more than 60,000 people have now signed a petition calling for Holly and Phil to be sacked. The intense response since the row began on September 17 has led to "serious concerns" for their wellbeing.

The presenters have denied jumping the queue, which at one point had a 24 hour wait. They insisted they were there as accredited members of the press for reporting purposes and did not file past the Queen with mourners from the public.

In a pre-recorded statement the day after the Queen's state funeral, Holly said: "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". She went on to add: "Please know that we would never jump a queue."


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