Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield queue-gate petition creator claims it's 'destroying' them
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The person who is responsible for creating the online petition calling for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to be axed from TV has claimed the whole situation is 'destroying me'.
The two This Morning hosts were criticised after viewers thought they 'jumped the queue' to see the Queen lying-in-state. ITV has denied all of the allegations.
At the time of writing, 75,000 people have signed the petition created by Laura Harrison titled 'Axe Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby from TV'.
In an update on her change.org page, she wrote: "UPDATE: 25/9/2022. I’ve asked ITV to deliver any responses relating to this to the public and not to me, as I wouldn’t n’t be following the news, or watching the programme, or sharing anything online, or through social media.
"I want nothing more than for this topic to end. I want positivity, not hostility and negativity.
"The concerns raised by this have been shared with Ofcom and ITV, and that’s all I can do.
"I want to begin the week on a more positive note, and I don’t want to think about the programme anymore.
"It’s kind of destroying me.
"Words will be twisted, but the intent was always to prevent people being hurt time and time again by these TV shows."
Her full 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 day time tv shows 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 do 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 presenters Holly and Philip should finally be removed from our TV screens. They've monopolised way too long.
"If you agree please sign. If enough people sign we can show ITV that the public do matter. And these two don't deserve our time. Thank you, Laura.
"PS. It doesn't matter about your feelings on the monarchy, it's about the TV show being toxic and these presenters being given privileges that deprive others, and humiliate their own viewers in the process. In the same way Jeremy Kyle's show did."
However, an ITV spokesperson cleared up the accusations labeled against the two This Morning hosts.
"Phillip and Holly had full accreditation which was organised by the This Morning production team. Any claims otherwise are untrue," a spokesperson for ITV told OK!.
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Topics: Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, This Morning, Royal Family