A BRITAIN’S Got Talent star has spoken out about Holly Willoughby’s “rude” behaviour to guests off-air.
Impressionist Francine Lewis has slammed This Morning presenter Holly and her co-host Phillip Schofield as they continue to face backlash over “queue-gate”.
“If they had just come clean in the first place there wouldn’t be so much outrage,” insisted Francine to Dan Wootton Tonight on GB News.
“At the end of the day, to me, this is very typical of Holly and Phil to think they have a VIP status.
“I do think they think they’re TV royalty and a cut above the rest.
“I have experience of being on their show and in all the years of being on TV and doing interviews I have never felt so unwelcome on a sofa.
“Everyone thinks they’re the TV darlings and Holly Willoughby is so lovely, but I’ll tell you something…
“They didn’t greet me, say hello or even goodbye after the interview. It was just done. That was twice I was on there with them.
“Whereas I had a totally different experience with Eamonn and Ruth.”
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Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were popular stand-in presenters for Holly and Phil when they were on holiday.
But the couple were dropped from their Friday morning slot on the programme in November 2020 after 14 years.
Francine went on to describe another awkward exchange she had with Holly after doing an impression of her in front of Stephen Mulhern.
When Stephen said he thought finalist Francine could win BGT, Holly replied: “Really?”
Francine blasted: “It was rude. She did say no one had done an impression of her before. She clearly hated it.”
Earlier this week, Eamonn criticised Holly and Phil’s statement in response to the backlash.
He said: “’We didn’t jump the queue, we were working’. Why was your boss there working with you?
“They didn’t get a fast-track, they say. Lie. They say they didn’t pay their respects to the body. Lie.
“What else were they there for? Let’s just tell the truth about the whole thing.
“They messed up, and instead of being arrogant and saying, ‘We were there working as journalists,’ why don’t they just say, ‘Yeah, we thought it would be a good idea.’”
Holly addressed the backlash on This Morning earlier this week as they insisted they would “never skip a queue”.
“We of course respected those rules however we realised that it may have looked like something else and therefore we totally understand the reaction.
“Please know that we would never jump a queue.”
Holly and Phil have been approached for comment.