HOLLY Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were the hot topic on last night’s Have I Got News For You in the wake of queue-gate.
Paul Merton couldn’t resist making light of the scandal as he looked at the now infamous picture of the This Morning pair ‘skipping the line’ to see the Queen lying in state at Westminster Hall.
Holly and Phil came under fire amid claims they skipped the queue to see the Queen
Paul Merton made a joke about the situation
He joked: “She is wearing a mask because clearly she is allergic to Phillip Schofield.”
Host Richard Ayoade explained: “This is the national scandal over the queue for the Lying-in-State. It’s the biggest thing that’s happened.
“ITV’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield apparently just appeared in Westminster Hall on Sunday…”
Roisin Conaty interjected: “Just appeared? Like a haunting.”
Richard added: “Exactly, without having spent the previous 36 hours queuing.”
Despite defending themselves of any wrongdoing, a petition for the pair to be sacked has since topped more than 65,000 signatures.
Holly has called in lawyers and a source said: “She’s utterly devastated. It’s been an incredibly tough few days.”
On Tuesday’s show the two hosts addressed claims they were “too posh to queue” but stopped short of an apology.
Holly said: “It was strictly for reporting on the event for millions not able to visit in person.”
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