Eamonn Holmes says Phil and Holly lied over infamous ‘queuegate’ scandal
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Eamonn Holmes has accused Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby of lying about the reason they visited the Queen's coffin lying in state.
The GB News broadcaster - who has previously worked alongside Schofield and Willoughby - has made no secret of his stance against the former This Morning presenters since Schofield stepped down not only from This Morning, but from ITV completely.
Holmes' latest accusation is that the 'film' Schofield and Willoughby were reportedly making at Westminster Hall when the Queen's coffin was lying in state is all 'a lie'.
The former This Morning presenting duo faced a lot of criticism on social media after they appeared to jump the queue to see the Queen's coffin lying in state.
In response, Willoughby replied with a voiceover recording which aired on ITV explaining that accredited broadcaster and journalists were given 'official permission to access the hall'.
She continued: "It was strictly for the purpose of reporting on the event for millions of people in the UK who haven't been able to visit Westminster in person.
"[...] None of the broadcasters or journalists there took anyone's place in the queue and no one filed past the Queen. We of course respected those rules, however we realised that it may have looked like something else and therefore totally understand the reaction."
ITV's This Morning also took to social media with a statement, saying: "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."
However, Holmes has since challenged the responses from Willoughby and This Morning.
On Dan Wootton Tonight, Holmes questions where the 'film' the presenting duo were there to reportedly make is.
He said: "Have you seen the film? Well, apparently, they [Schofield and Willoughby] were there to make that... They were there. That's the official line given by the editor of the programme that they were there to make a film.
"Unless there's any documentary evidence of this, I would put it to you that's another lie.
"So Phillip Schofield admits he lies. ITV lie. The place is a den of iniquity, an absolute den of iniquity."
Elsewhere in the interview, he also said that Schofield and Willoughby shouldn't have been allowed to 'present drunk' on the show.
Tyla has contacted ITV for comment.