Eamonn Holmes has hit out at Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield branding the pair “arrogant” as they continue to face a backlash over claims they jumped the queue to see the Queen as she was lying-in-state last week.
Earlier this week, the veteran presenter took a swipe at the duo after he was spotted liking a meme of himself and wife Ruth Langsford laughing, with the words: “When you reach the front of the queue.”
On Thursday he once again doubled down on his attack of the presenters actions, as he branded both Holly and Phil as “liars.”
Eamonn dubbed the duo “arrogant” on GB News, as his co-anchor Isobel Webster could be seen browsing through the morning’s papers.
During her review of the headlines, the pair saw a report about Holly – prompting Eamonn to once again weigh in on the situation.
The TV star said: “I’ll tell you what’s strategic. Why is Holly fighting to keep her job, according to The Sun, but Mr Phillip isn’t?”
Eamonn then read out the statement released by Holly and Phil which defend their actions and explained that they had been working members of the media when they attended Westminster Hall.
He continued: “We didn’t jump the queue, we were working. Why was your boss there working with you?
“They didn’t get a fast-track, they say. Lie. They say they didn’t pay their respects to the body. Lie.
“What else were they there for? Let’s just tell the truth about the whole thing.”
“They messed up, and instead of being arrogant and saying, ‘We were there working as journalists,’ why don’t they just say, ‘Yeah, we thought it would be a good idea.’”
The TV star also appeared to have liked a tweet that criticised the presenting duo on Thursday morning, which read: "Personally, if I have a day off and the tv is on itv, I turn it over when Phillip and holly come on. I love @EamonnHolmes and Ruth and Alison Hammond & @radioleary…"
Since the claims of queue jumping were made last week, over 50,000 people have signed a petition calling on Phil and Holly to be sacked, with several viewers taking the issue one stop further and cruelly trolling the pair for their actions.
The iconic This Morning duo however, have doubled down on their denial of the claims and insisted they would “never skip a queue”
They said: "We of course respected those rules however we realised that it may have looked like something else and therefore we totally understand the reaction.
"Please know that we would never jump a queue.”
Despite the backlash, ITV have also backed their stars all the way, as they even took to social media on Saturday to release a statement denying the cruel claims.
They wrote: "We asked Phillip and Holly to be part of a film for this Tuesday's programme.
"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."
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