As Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby face the backlash over “jumping the queue” to see the Queen Lying-in-State last week, Amanda Holden appeared to make a sly dig at the pair.
On Thursday, speaking to Ashley Roberts on Heart Radio, Amanda, 51, made a cheeky reference about "getting in line" when referring to the fact that ex-footballer David Beckham queued up for 14 hours to pay his respects to the Queen last week.There’s not been much love lost between Amanda and Phil, 60, who have had a long running feud after she believed he prevented her from getting a job on This Morning, in favour of Rochelle Humes.
Amanda had a stint presenting alongside Phillip in 2014, whilst Holly took a year off to have her third child, it's said that when the opportunity came up to come back when Holly was on I’m A Celebrity, Phillip instead pushed ITV executives for Rochelle to join him.
A former daytime TV executive told The Sun: "Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle to get the job despite Amanda being more experienced - and having been told privately she'd got the gig." An ITV spokesperson later insisted this was not the case as they said: "Presenter line ups on This Morning change regularly and final decisions on these line ups are made by producers and not the presenters. "Phillip Schofield is a much loved broadcaster and part of the ITV family.Read more on ok.co.uk