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Over 15,000 People Have Signed a Petition to Fire Phil and Holly from “This Morning” Because of the Funeral for The Queen

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An online petition has been created asking This Morning to discipline hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Jumping the Queue

Last Friday, the two were accused of cutting through the line to visit the Queen’s casket at Westminster Hall (16 September).

Thousands of people have flocked to mourn the late monarch since she passed away over two weeks ago (8 September).

Presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby of This Morning were seen in Westminster Hall on Friday as people waited in lines that extended up to 10 miles long and lasted more than 24 hours to view the Queen lying in state.

Following their introduction to the press gallery for a separate viewing, Schofield and Willoughby were harshly criticized for skipping the line.

ITV clarified that Phil and Holly were present to record a program for This Morning professionally. They did not receive VIP access to pay their respects to the Queen or to avoid the line, the spokeswoman noted.

Nevertheless, a petition has since been started by Laura Harrison titled: “Axe Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby from TV.”

The petition reads: “Thousands of people are lining up overnight to pay respects to the Queen, where they will likely wait up to 24 hours.

“Yet Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, two hosts of one of the most damaging to mental health daytime TV show This Morning, were able to push past those thousands and get immediate access. 

“ITV should be ashamed of exploiting the situation.

“I’d like to see This Morning axed for good as I believe it causes more harm than good, without people noticing.

“For example, like turning cost of living anxiety into a game show.

“At the least though, these toxic presenters Holly and Philip should finally be removed from our TV screens. They monopolised way too long.”

Since then, more than 15,400 people have signed the petition, with a target of 25,000.

This Morning addressed the speculations on the programme today, with Holly saying: “Like accredited broadcasters and journalists, we were given official permission to access the hall.

“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.

“The rules were we would be quickly escorted around the edges to a platform at the back.

“In contrast, those paying respects walked along a carpeted area beside the coffin and were given time to pause.

“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.”

The TV presenter concluded: “Please know that we would never jump the queue.”

This Morning also spoke out in favour of Schofield and Willoughby in an Instagram post that read: “They were there in a professional position as members of the world’s media to report on the ceremony — they did not jump the queue, get VIP access, or file past the Queen lying in state.”

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Cardi B Opens Up About Failed Collaboration with Call of Duty

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It may sound a little strange, but Cardi B should be creating some buzz for Call of Duty. Back in July, the rapper partnered with Activision. She goes on to tell us more about how the partnership eventually fell apart after that.

The Reason

You might recall that Cardi B debuted her partnership with Activision by donning a Simon “Ghost” Riley necklace in the music video for “Hot S**t.” Since then, you probably haven’t seen Cardi B advertising Call of Duty because she allegedly lost her cooperation deal as a result of prior “stupid decisions.”

A Hot Topic

Cardi B admitted guilt to assault-related charges earlier this month, according to Comic Book. They related to an altercation that occurred in a New York strip club in 2018. Cardi B took a plea agreement that included 15 days of community service, paying court costs for the other women involved, and avoiding prison time.

Make sure you check out what she said in this Twitter post!

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Rumors of Trevor Noah and Dua Lipa Dating Recently Surface

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After being photographed holding one other’s hands and sharing kisses and hugs on a romantic date night in New York City on Wednesday, Dua Lipa and Trevor Noah ignited a ton of dating speculations.

Where It Happened

The 38-year-old anchor of The Daily Show and the 27-year-old pop diva were spotted having a quiet and personal supper together at Miss Lily’s in the East Village.

A Big Maybe

The new relationship develops as Trevor prepares to leave The Daily Show after seven years in charge, a period in which the late-night informational program’s audience drastically decreased.

When performing, Dua is renowned for wearing provocative and vibrant outfits, but when she was out with Trevor, she drastically changed her appearance to be more casual-chic. 

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Alan Rickman’s Diary Reveals Criticism of Emma Watson

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If the remarks Alan Rickman made about Emma Watson’s performance in his soon-to-be-published personal diaries are any indication, he was capable of the kind of harsh insults that Harry Potter character Severus Snape would be proud of.

Backstage Talk

The late actor admitted that he had pondered leaving the Potter series with his agency because he had been so uncomfortable filming on some of the movies. He struggled with everything on the Hogwarts set, from his working hours to his coworkers, and had significant issues.

The Direction

The recently discovered journals claim that Alan struggled particularly with Emma Watson, who naturally played Hermione Granger in the movies. “These kids need directing. They don’t know their lines and Emma [Watson]’s diction is this side of Albania at times.” Alan wrote about the kids he performed scenes with.

As Harry, Hermione, and Ron find themselves sparring with their teacher more than ever, Alan had to spend more time in this film with his younger co-stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.

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