Mel B makes subtle dig at Holly and Phil in GMB interview as she tells Susanna Reid 'no queue jumping for you' | The Sun
MEL B took a subtle swipe at Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield during an interview on Good Morning Britain.
The Spice Girl, 47, appeared via video link on Tuesday's episode to talk about receiving a letter from the late Queen Elizabeth II after getting her MBE earlier this year.
But feisty Mel couldn't resist asking about "queue jumpers" to see Her Majesty lying-in-state over the weekend, following the huge backlash against Holly, 41, and Phil, 60.
She said: "Before I forget, Susanna you queued for seven hours. I have so much respect for you, I did anyway, but what was that like?"
Susanna replied: "Thank you, it felt like a pilgrimage. It was an honour to be with all the other people in the queue."
Mel then added: "No queue jumping for you!"
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Rather awkwardly, Susanna said: "Some people had to work, of course, I was there with my mum."
Viewers at home loved Mel's apparent attempt to bring it up, with one writing: "Respect for @OfficialMelB for trying to get the queue jumping topic out in the open. You can always trust a 'Northerner' to say what they mean."
Another said: "Not Mel B having a go at Holly and Phil! Love to see it."
And a third added: "Nice one @officialmelb. #queuejumping."
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Someone else added: "Susanna don’t spoil my new found admiration for you by attempting to justify the #queuejumpers by saying some people had to work. We all know that’s not true. That pair don’t even work Fridays."
It comes following uproar as Phil and Holly appeared inside Westminster Hall to see the Queen lying-in-state without having taken part in the queue.
ITV later rushed to the defence of the pair, and a statement on the programme’s social media account said: “Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something. We asked Phillip and Holly to be part of a film for this Tuesday’s programme.
“They did not jump the queue, have VIP access or file past the Queen lying in state – but instead were there in a professional capacity as part of the world’s media to report on the event."
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