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This Morning viewers have claimed show host Holly Willoughby appeared to have been "up all night crying" following allegations she and Phillip Schofield "jumped the queue" to see the Queen lying in state.
Concerned viewers believe the ITV presenter looked like she'd been emotional ahead of her hosting duties today for Wednesday's instalment of the morning show.
Holly and co-star Phillip Schofield have been at the centre of public backlash since it was claimed they queue-jumped to see the late monarch's coffin last Thursday while she way lying in state.
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Members of the public who wanted to pay their respects to the Queen were forced to stay in line for up to 14 hours, with celebrities including David Beckham and Tilda Swinton spotted waiting in line with the public.
Angry Brits started a growing petition to have them sacked – which doubled overnight to 36,000 signatures.
However, viewers said Holly, 41, appeared emotional and "not herself" as the programme went live at 10am today.
One viewer immediately tweeted: "Holly looks like she's been crying all night."
Another said: "Holly has never been so quiet. I don’t envy anyone in the public eye."
As a third remarked: "Holly completely Not Herself."
"Is Holly ok? She’s not looking herself?" another fan wanted to know.
On yesterday’s ITV show Holly and co-host Phil, 60, did a segment addressing online claims they were “too posh to queue” outside Westminster Hall.
Speaking over a montage of people lining to see the coffin, Holly said they went in as accredited broadcasters, adding: “It was strictly for the purpose of reporting on the event for millions who weren’t able to visit in person.”
One viewer responded after the apology: “Show us the report they did from inside the hall then we can see they were working and the situation is resolved.
“If there isn’t one and there is no footage of them in the hall they didn’t need to be in there.”
It has been reported that Holly called in lawyers, with a source saying: “She’s utterly devastated. It’s been an incredibly tough few days.
“Holly had to get lawyers over the weekend over the presentation of this false, very damaging narrative.
“She will not quit. She and Phil love This Morning.
“They do not want to lose their jobs over this, and just hope things will blow over.”
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