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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby booed by audience at NTAs

Emily Brown

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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby booed by audience at NTAs

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were met with boos as their nomination was called out at the National Television Awards.


The two television presenters were put in the spotlight as This Morning was named as a nominee in the category for best daytime show, but a number of audience members evidently weren't happy with their inclusion.

The announcement of This Morning was met with boos from some in the crowd, with the show having come under fire recently after Holly and Phil were accused of skipping the queue to visit the Queen's funeral.


In spite of the lack of support from some, the chat show still received enough votes to secure the win for the best daytime show.

Commenting on the win, Phil said: "Please don't think we ever get complacent. Please don't think we ever take this for granted. This means so much to us every year, especially this year."

Holly added: "This award means everything because it is voted by you, and I think This Morning has a very special relationship with you."


Presenter Alison Hammond was also given a chance to thank the crowd, and managed to elicit a lot of cheers as she argued she should have won an award of her own in the Best Presenter category.

The award ultimately went to Ant and Dec, but Hammond commented: "We are all so grateful for this award honestly, I think This Morning is a mood, not gonna lie. We all know I should have won one of these as well... Ant and Dec, Graham Norton, Bradley Walsh - they're all legends... but let's be honest, I should have won, but This Morning got one anyway."

Phil and Holly have denied the allegations that they skipped in the queue to visit the Queen's coffin during the lying-in-state period, instead claiming that they went to Westminster Hall as part of their job as presenters.


In a voiceover given during a This Morning episode after the Queen's funeral, Holly said: "Like hundreds of accredited broadcasters and journalists, we were given official permission to access the hall. It was strictly for the purpose of reporting on the event for millions of people in the UK who have not been able to visit Westminster in person.

"The rules were that we would be quickly escorted around the edges to a platform at the back. In contrast, those paying respect walked along a carpeted area beside the coffin and were given time to pause."

The criticism came weeks after the presenters went viral for offering to cover people's energy bills as a prize on a This Morning competition, something that was viewed to be in poor taste.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, TV and Film

Emily Brown
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