BBC Journalist Hugh Edwards has taken an apparent swipe at Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, who faced widespread criticism for not queuing for The queen lies in state.

Hugh, who was reporting on BBC One in the morning Funeral of the Queendiscussed celebrities who have been spotted queuing up over the past few days.

Edwards, who broke the news about Death of the Queen, said: “There were quite a few familiar faces in the queue for those lying down. We certainly saw a certain David Beckham there on Friday.”

He added: “He got a lot of praise for standing in line for hours instead of jumping the line because he’s a VIP superstar; no, he stood in line for many hours. Good for him.”

ITV This Morning bosses have released a statement over Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield’s jump in the queue

The This Morning presenters were criticized by some on social media after they appeared at Westminster Hall on Friday without joining the public queue.

ITV management said in a statement on Instagram that their hosting duo had taken part the movie segment due to air during Tuesday’s show.

They said, “Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something. We asked Philip and Holly to make a film for this Tuesday’s programme.

“They didn’t jump the queue, they didn’t have VIP access and they didn’t walk past the recumbent queen, but instead they were there in a professional capacity as part of the global media to cover the event.”

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