There are concerns Holly Willoughby could quit the show.
Holly Willoughby is reportedly distraught over the queue skipping backlash she has faced.
The presenter and her co-presenter Phillip Schofield were both accused of skipping the queue at the Queen’s lying in state. Both Willoughby and Schofield have denied the accusations, but ITV producers are now worried Holly will quit.
According to MailOnline, the presenter is “distraught” over the backlash.
“Holly, in particular, has been left totally distraught by this. She’s been in floods of tears at some of the things she’s been called and of the behaviour she’s been accused of.”
“She’d never jump a queue or behave in that way and is heartbroken that people think she would.”
The source added, “Producers and staff at This Morning are rallying around.
This is a photo taken by my sisters husband yesterday, after he had queued with my sister, their 10 y/o daughter and my disabled mum, for 13+ hrs, my mum was ushered out of @hollywills and @Schofe way so they could #queuejumpers w/o even a thanks #schofieldgate #queuejumping pic.twitter.com/TC7bOtcf6K
— Mia Froggatt (@princessmiaow) September 17, 2022
“They are a close-knit team but there is a concern at how it has impacted Holly and has left many wondering if it’s pushed her close to the exit.”
Earlier today, both This Morning presenters stressed that they didn’t skip the queue.
They explained to their viewers that they were filming inside Westminster Hall.
Holly and Phillip said they would never ever skip the queue.
The duo also said that they were given special permission as “journalists” to be there.
“We, of course, respected those rules. However, we realised it may have looked like something else and therefore totally understand the reaction. Please know we would never jump the queue.”