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ITV 'makes mess' of Queen's Platinum Jubilee as 'animal cruelty' concerns raised

ITV viewers are dubbing footage of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee “awful” after voicing concern for the horses used during the show.Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham hosted the spectacular show in front of a live audience of 4,000 on Sunday night with millions of viewers tuning live across the nation.Viewers were treated to dozens of spectacular displays from performers across the world, welcoming famous faces as they paid to pay tribute to The Queen’s remarkable 70 years as our monarch.While viewers enjoyed singing performances as well as drummers and dancers, it was the performances with the horses which sparked concern from viewers watching at home.As well as controversy that the show was in fact pre-recorded instead of broadcast live.One viewer tweeted: “Cruel to the horses. I’m switching over.

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Phillip Schofield, 60, and journalist and newsreader Julie Etchingham will host the theatrical area event which will be broadcast live on ITV from the grounds of Windsor Castle today. Speaking ahead of the celebration, the This Morning presenter described the Queen as a “figurehead for Great Britain”.He said: “The Queen is the figurehead for Great Britain, she’s our British symbol – anyone worldwide, when asked about Britain, will immediately think of The Queen, and of course tea.“The duty and loyalty the monarchy provides to the nation is remarkable.”The event will be made up of six acts, each act will be overseen by a different event host – Damian Lewis, Adjoa Andoh, Martin Clunes, Keala Settle, Tom Cruise and Alan Titchmarsh – and will look back through history from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.Schofield, who previously hosted the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with Etchingham, described the monarchy as “the epitome of British culture”, and revealed he is honoured to be a part of the historic Jubilee celebrations.“What a milestone – it’s an honour to be involved and to be asked back following the Diamond Jubilee,” he told The Evening Standard.He added: “Celebrating the 70-year reign of a British monarch has never happened before, so it feels incredible that we are involved in a key part of history that the British public will look back on for years to come.”Etchingham also shared her excitement ahead of the celebration, saying: “It’s a huge privilege to host these events – Phil and I have done two royal weddings and the Diamond Jubilee together.“They are enormous fun – a little ringside seat on history.”She added: “Her Majesty the Queen has been a constant presence on the national