Kirstie Allsopp has taken a swipe at Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield after the pair faced backlash over queue-jumping for the Lying-In-State
The TV presenter, 51, slammed those "think they're too important to queue" in a rant about people accused of hopping the line to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
Kirstie took to social media to praise the thousands of people who waited up to 24 hours in five-mile-long queues – including David Beckham, 47, who stood for 14 hours among mourners to see the Queen's coffin at Westminster Hall.
However, Kirsty issued a savage dig at stars who have been accused of "queue jumping".
This Morning presenters Holly and Phillip were slammed on social media after they were thought to have skipped ahead to see the Queen lying-in-state on Friday, 16 September.
Kirstie, 51, reacted positively to David waiting more than half a day after retweeting a post by journalist Caitlin Moran, which read: "Beckham confirmations coming in – if he has queued, unbelievable fair f**** to him."
Kirstie wrote: "This with bells on, Good on David for queuing, and shame on those who think they are too important to queue."
In a follow-up post, the Channel 4 presenter tweeted: "No one is forcing anyone to pay their respects to The Queen, but if you are going to do it, queue."
One Twitter user quickly commented: "If it’s true it’s very disappointing no reason even if doing it for This Morning should they get in without queuing."
As another quipped: "Shame Holly and Phillip from This Morning couldn’t be bothered to queue when they are fit and able and let the elderly folk queue for so many many hours…."
"Well said, she was everyone’s queen no one should get special treatment when it comes to paying respects," chimed a third.
But on Sunday evening, Kirstie seemed to backtrack after claiming she was not aware of Holly and Phillip when she first shared her brutal post.
Her new Twitter post on 18 September read: "As it happens my tweet was not “aimed” at anyone, and I didn’t know about H&P when I tweeted. "
As Holly and Phil faced scrutiny over their Lying-In-State attendance, ITV released a statement over the weekend.
A spokesperson for the channel told OK!: "This Morning had press accreditation and like other media, Phillip and Holly were escorted to work from the press gallery by government staff. They did not file past The Queen's coffin.
"They were there alongside a host of other broadcasters and national press outlets for an item that will be broadcast on Tuesday's show. Any allegations of improper behaviour are categorically untrue."
She then voiced her annoyance at the fact some politicians were able to skip the queue.
She wrote: "MPs & Peers who get 4 tickets each to dodge the queue, this seems totally wrong to me, especially now that we know how long many have queued."
In agreement, a fan exclaimed: "Got more and more irritated seeing MP's (plus their 4 visitors) going straight in with no queuing. Very easy to spot in their suits and not bedraggled. Sense of entitlement."
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