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22nd Sep 2022

London Dungeon introduces brutal new Holly and Phil queue jump pass

Tobi Akingbade

Whoever came up with this deserves a knighthood!

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have already addressed allegations that they jumped the queue to visit the Queen lying in state.

This comes as there is reportedly “real and serious concern” for the duo as debate continues.

Meanwhile, it seems like popular tourist attractions are also jumping on the bandwagon, with The London Dungeon having introduced a brutal new ‘Holly and Phil’ fast track pass.

According to the press release, until tomorrow, any guest who asks for a ‘Holly & Phil’ ticket when purchasing their standard ticket entrance will gain queue jumping rights for the same price.

This pass will allow guests immediate entry to the next tour of the London tourist attraction rather than queuing alongside ‘peasants who have been patiently waiting their turn’.

A representative of the London Dungeon said of the limited edition ticket pass: “The Holly and Phil pass is here for a limited time only.

“If you’re too good to queue with the rest of the rabble and demand swift and immediate passage into London’s horrible history, then this is right up your alley.

They concluded: “Don’t be making small talk with the measly patiently waiting plebs when you could be on a one-way path to the front of the queue!”

Instead, tourists can experience 16 shows and thrilling rides with top speed at the London Dungeon, which “promises to bring the city’s dark history to life delivering ample scream-drenched stories and fear-inducing shocks for a summer holiday experience that guests will never forget.”

If are the type to to want to live it up and skip a queue, this is for you but be quick –  ‘Holly & Phil’ is available to guests until closing on Friday 23rd September.

The This Morning presenters have been skewered on social media after using their press access to gain entry to Westminster Hall, rather than taking part in the public line that saw Brits waiting up to 24-hours.  David Beckham waited 13 hours.

A petition to have the pair axed from the ITV show has now surpassed 56,000 signatures.

Both Holly and Phillip addressed the outrage in a statement on the programme, insisting they “respected” the rules set for the media but have appeared to be shaken up over the uproar. Fans expressed concerns earlier this week, believing Holly looked like she had been “up all night crying”.

During Monday’s special episode reflecting on the days since the Queen’s death on September 8, Holly said in a voiceover: “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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: The coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II is draped in the Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, rests in Westminster Hall for the Lying-in State on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Members of the public are able to pay respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for 23 hours a day from 17:00 on September 14, 2022 until 06:30 on September 19, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

“None of the broadcasters and journalists there took anyone’s place in the queue and no one filed past the Queen. We of course respected those rules.

“However, we realise that it may have looked like something else, and therefore totally understand the reaction. Please know that we would never jump a queue.”

This Morning previously addressed the visit in a statement posted on Instagram, saying: “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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