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17th Sep 2022

Kirstie Allsopp takes swipe at ‘queue jumpers’ after Holly and Phillip spark backlash

Charlie Herbert

Kirstie Allsopp slams queue jumpers

‘If you are going to do it, queue!’

Kirstie Allsopp has taken aim at those who “think they’re too important to queue” in posts on social media.

Thousands of people have been queueing for hours on end to walk past the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall and pay their respects to the late monarch.

The queue has stretched to more than five miles long, and at the time of writing the estimated waiting time is up to 16 hours.

But some celebs and MPs have been criticised for ‘queue jumping’ and avoiding the lengthy waiting time.

‘This Morning’ presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were slammed by many for skipping the line. The ITV hosts joined a separate queue for press as they filmed a segment for Tuesday’s episode of ‘This Morning,’ the Daily Express reports.

Location, Location, Location host Allsopp has since taken a couple of swipes at those who have decided to jump the queue.

After it was revealed that David Beckham had queued for more than 12 hours to pay his respects to the Queen at Westminster Hall, journalist Caitlin Moran tweeted: “If he has queued, unbelievable fair f***s to him.”

Allsopp then quote tweeted the tweet, saying: “This with bells on, Good on David for queuing, and shame on those who think they are too important to queue.”

The Channel 4 presenter followed this up with a tweet reading: “No one is forcing anyone to pay their respects to The Queen, but if you are going to do it queue.”

Responding to Allsopp, one person wrote: “If it’s true it’s very disappointing no reason even if doing it for This Morning should they get in without queuing.”

Another said: “Well said, she was everyone’s queen no one should get special treatment when it comes to paying respects.”

A third tweeted: “Totally agree that no T.V. personality, sportsperson or celebrity should jump the queue. We see the people who think they are too special.”

MPs have come in for criticism as well after it was reported that whilst they were allowed to jump the queue, their staff were not.

The Mail reports that staff have “inundated” Commons authorities with complaints that they were not given priority access like MPs were.

Whilst other parliamentary workers like peers, cleaners and cooks were able to skip the queue, those working for MPs are not.

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