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14th Oct 2022

Holly and Phillip booed as they win big at the NTAs following backlash

Ellen Fitzpatrick

They won big.

This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were booed at the 2022 National Television Awards last night after winning the award for Best Daytime Show.

The duo had recently received major backlash after allegedly “skipping the queue” to see Queen Elizabeth’s coffin and were booed by fans as soon as their name was called out.

A source in the audience told The Sun: “The boos in the room were very loud when Holly and Phil were announced as the winners. It was really embarrassing. Judi Love from Loose Women didn’t clap either. It was all very awkward.”

This comes after the chief executive of ITV defended Holly and Phillip over the incident despite many calling for them to be sacked from the show.

While attending the RTS London Convention last month, Carolyn McCall said that they did “nothing” wrong, saying: “They did have accreditation. Lots of people saying they didn’t. They were sent by This Morning to do a piece for September 20, which ran.

“They were to interview people inside and outside. They didn’t displace anyone in the queue. And they’ve been very misrepresented, actually.

“And that’s why we made a statement. Unusually, we made a statement to say all of those things. But it does show you how things spread and how misinformation just spreads. And it is really horrible for them.”

McCall continued: “I think they’re highly relevant and still very topical, and I think the majority of their viewers love watching them.

“But there is a very shrill kind of voice against, and it will hurt them.

“They did not do anything wrong,” she stressed. “They were with loads of other broadcasters, many of whom you know, and they were with lots of press journalists.

“It’s hard. You imagine yourself in the eye of the storm like this, where you’re trying to say you’ve done nothing wrong and all the noise around you is saying that you have.”