Amanda Holden praised David Beckham for queuing to see the Queen lying in state, as Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby’s ‘Queue-gate’ row rumbles on. Britain’s Got Talent judge Holden brought up the queue on her Heart radio show as she and co-star Ashley Roberts discussed Beckham apparently signing a deal with Doritos.
Roberts was saying how much she’d like a deal with the snack company, and Holden told her: “Well get in line.” Smiling at the camera, Holden praised: “Oh yeah, well done him.” Sharing the moment on her Instagram Story, she added the caption: “Get in line.” The footy ace was one of the stars who lined up to see the coffin at Westminster Hall, along with the likes of Susanna Reid, who queued for over seven hours. Holden’s comments came amid the ongoing backlash over This Morning stars Willoughby and Schofield.
The pair came under fire after being pictured in what looked like some sort of fast-track through Westminster Hall. The images have sparked outrage, and a petition calling for them to be axed from their ITV show has reached more than 64,000 signatures. ITV has also said in a statement on social media: “Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something. 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.”