ITV bosses ‘fear Holly and Phil will be booed at NTAs’ after queue backlash

ITV bosses are said to be "worried" that Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby might get booed at this year's National Television Awards.

Following the queue jump claims that have circled them for more than a week, The This Morning hosts continue to face backlash.

And now the bosses of the TV channel they both work for are fearing they might get booed at a glitzy awards ceremony next month.

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The NTAs – or National Television Awards – celebrates the best TV shows and the people behind them.

Holly and Phil have won a gong This Morning every year since 2011 – but could 2022 mark the year this all changes?

TV producers are said to be "worried" that the duo will get heckled by the audience on the night when the ceremony takes place at Wembley Arena on October 13.

The Sun have reported that a source said: "They could be booed walking down the red carpet or even on stage. It’s a major concern."

This comes after the beloved TV duo went to Westminster Hall to see Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state prior to the state funeral of the late monarch that was watched by an estimated 29 million Brits.

With a reported quarter of a million members of the public queueing around central London in order to pay their respects to the Queen, even the likes of David Beckham and Susanna Reid queued.

But claims soon swirled that Phil and Holly "jumped the queue" when they were spotted walking down the edge of the hall.

Last week though This Morning issued a statement about the queue jumping accusations, where they defended the the anchors.

"Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something," the statement which was posted on the show's Instagram page read.

"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 an event."

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