Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were said to have been subjected to boos by audience members as they won a National Television Award (NTA) last night.
The pair – who have presented ITV daytime show This Morning together since 2009 – scooped the coveted ‘Daytime’ award at the annual televised awards ceremony last night, after being up against fierce competitors Loose Women, The Repair Shop, and The Chase – but audience members around them could be heard audibly booing when they were announced as the winners.
As their names were called, cameras panned to Phil as he put his head in his hands and held back tears, before the pair took to the stage.
Accepting the award on stage, Phil addressed the crowd in an emotional plea saying: “Please don’t think we ever complacent, and please don’t think we ever take this for granted.
“This means so much to us every year, especially this year.”
Holly then added: “This means everything because it’s voted by you and I think This Morning has a very special relationship with you – you make our show for us, you really do.”
Despite the positivity from the presenters as they accepted their award, and the gratitude they expressed for their fans during the speech, viewers at home still couldn’t help but notice the boos as the pair took to the stage and many headed to social media to question whether others could hear them too.
TV critic Scott Bryan said a source at the event claimed there were audience boos.
He said on Twitter: “A source at the ceremony says that there were some boos in the room when This Morning won an #NTAs.
“But boos stopped during the speech.”
Some fans even speculated that the audience background audio was cut from the TV broadcast once ITV had noticed boos were coming from the audience.
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are currently under fire after being accused of jumping the queue to see Queen Elizabeth II‘s coffin lying in state back in September, which has gone on to cause widespread public outrage and debate, and has even seen over 78,000 people and counting sign a petition to have the pair removed as hosts of This Morning.
The petition stated that ITV “should be ashamed of exploiting the situation” by allowing the pair to “push pass thousands” that had been waiting overnight.
Phil and Holly have denied all claims they jumped the queue.
The pair said in a statement addressing the situation last month: “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.”
They added that “none of the broadcasters and journalists there took anyone’s place”, and they insisted that they would “never jump a queue”.
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Timothée Chalamet thinks the sexiest British accent is… Hull?
Hollywood A-lister Timothée Chalamet has revealed the British accents he finds sexiest, and the results are unexpected.
The 27-year-old star of Wonka said that a Hull accent is up there as one of his favourites, along with Italian and French.
How does Timothée Chalamet even know about Hull’s existence, never mind know what the accent sounds like?
The star, who rose to astronomical fame back in 2017 with his portrayal of Elio in Call Me By Your Name, and has since starred in blockbusters such as Dune and Little Woman, revealed his favourite access on the current Wonka press tour, The Hoot reports.
Chalamet appeared on LadBible TV talking to Keegan-Michael Key, where they discuss the internet’s biggest debates.
In a segment where they debate the British accent, Chalamet goes on to reveal his top three British accents… and the answers are not what you would expect.
Firstly he admits his favourite is the Hull accent, he says: “I like the Hull accent. Hull is sexy”.
We’ve never thought of the Hull accent as particularly sexy before, but we will absolutely take it.
He then goes onto say: “I like Hull, Essex is my top three, and I like a middle-aged Yorkshire accent.”
We’re not sure the difference between a Yorkshire and a middle-aged Yorkshire accent, but what Timothée wants then Timothée will get.
In the comments, one person said: “I’m from Hull and nobody in Hull likes the Hull accent lol.”
Another joked: “suddenly i have the hull accent.”
And someone else wrote: “good day to have a hull accent.”
So thank you Timmy, we’d have to say that we wholeheartedly agree and that our accent is in fact, the sexiest of them all.
Next time we’d like to see you attempt a Yorkshire accent on the big screen, because we’re sure you’d absolutely smash it.
Sir David Jason set for TV return in Only Fools and Horses documentary Christmas special
In a surprise bit of festive news, the only and only Sir David Jason is returning for an Only Fools and Horses Christmas special this December. Lovely jubbly!
The best-loved and most-watched British comedy of all time will be back on our screens in documentary form this festive season, with Del Boy himself David Jason revisiting the iconic comedy character after 20 years he last played him on screen.
While the legendary sitcom was broadcast on BBC back in the day, the highly-anticipated Only Fools doc will be airing on Channel 5 right before Christmas as a special one-off programme.
Looking back on the show’s incredible run on UK screens over seven series and the several ‘Christmas Cracker’ specials, specifically, the latest Only Fools and Horses documentary will see Jason and a number of other guests appearing to chat about the legendary show.
While it’s still unclear how many of the original cast will be appearing, Jason’s on-screen wife Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel) is confirmed to be appearing along with other special guests including newscaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bendiorm‘s Sherrie Hewson.
Sadly, a full theatrical reunion just isn’t on the cards following the deaths of Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the Landlord) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) in the 30 years since the show ended its run.
Only Fools writer John Sullivan also sadly passed away aged 64 in 2011 and fellow co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, a.k.a. Rodney Trotter, told Metro: “We can’t. John is no longer with us. John was the driving force of the show and we have also lost quite a few cast members now.
“I don’t think I could do it without them and I certainly couldn’t do it without John. At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David has been at funerals.”
Simply entitled, ‘The Story Of Only Fools And Horses At Christmas’, the 90-minute special is yet to have its broadcast date fully confirmed but you best keep your eyes peeled on the TV guide — we’ll let you know as soon we do.
Jason, 81, has only just recovered from hip surgery earlier this year, so it’ll be nice to see his familiar grin back on our screens.
Right, we’re off to binge a whole series on UK Gold.