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Holly And Phillip Schofield Claim They’re “Not Feeling Great”

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After being accused of skipping the line for the Queen’s lying-in-state, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have received support from ITV’s chief executive.

The two were “of course” safe in their roles as This Morning presenters, according to Dame Carolyn McCall, who claimed they did nothing wrong.

According to Dame Carolyn, the response in the media and on social media demonstrated “how misinformation quickly spreads, and that is dreadful for them.”

“I don’t believe they are in fantastic health. It is difficult, she continued.

“Put yourself in this situation: you’re attempting to argue that you haven’t done anything wrong, but everyone around you is insisting that you have. It’s challenging to manage.

After being spotted on a live feed that streamed the viewing of the Queen’s casket, Willoughby and Schofield came under fire. For many hours, the public stood in line to enter Westminster Hall.

They were accredited, said Dame Carolyn. Many claims that they didn’t. This Morning commissioned them to write a piece for September 20, which was published. Both within and outsiders were to be subjected to interviews. No one in the line was moved by them. Additionally, they have been significantly misinterpreted.

She continued by saying that the backlash demonstrated how “minority shrillness can become very, very loud and may become picked up and can become a story.”

A tweet from Domino’s Pizza apologized to everyone waiting for their pizza because Holly and Phil had just placed an order, among many who were criticizing them.

Domino’s, which advertises on the broadcaster’s channels, was contacted by ITV, according to Dame Carolyn. We simply asked them, “What are you doing? ”

“We think it’s pretty funny, don’t you, they said,” We replied, “No.” They didn’t consider how it would affect how others would adopt it and begin making memes, which is what usually occurs with these things.

“They committed no wrongdoing,”

Dame Carolyn was interviewed by BBC media editor Amol Rajan as she was giving a speech at the Royal Television Society London Convention.

The November introduction of the streaming service ITVX, which aims to improve the “extremely cumbersome user experience” of the ITV Hub, was also covered by Dame Carolyn.

To draw in younger audiences, she said that ITVX would provide many more programs, with more than 9,000 hours available for free.

“The problem for Hub was that people wouldn’t stay with that little content, They would appear for the duration of Love Island before leaving. Since there was nothing else to watch, they refused to return.

She said that ITV has not yet hired a replacement for Laura Whitmore as host of Love Island. She responded, “Not announced yet,” when asked if the Big Brother relaunch has a host.

The BBC squad is “not weak,”

Tim Davie, director general of the BBC, was one of several other broadcasting executives who spoke at the convention. He stated he was unconcerned about the recent exits of several prominent broadcasters for commercial rivals.

The hosts of the Fortunately podcast, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey, left over the weekend, joining the ranks of people like Vanessa Feltz, Simon Mayo, Emily Maitlis, and Andrew Marr.

According to Mr. Davie, “We didn’t look like we had a weak squad in the covering of the Queen.” We have a highly diverse team of individuals. There will be incoming and outgoing traffic at the BBC. That has almost always been the case. The market is fiercely competitive.

Sir Robbie Gibb, a former director of communications for Downing Street, was also mentioned as having aided the BBC in maintaining its impartiality.

Sir Robbie’s membership on the 13-member board has caused controversy; most recently, Maitlis asserted that he was an “active agent of the Conservative Party.”

“We are definitely striving for fair and balanced production with adequate impartiality,” Mr. Davie informed the audience.

We do accept board members from different backgrounds and walks of life; some of them do have baggage.

“But even while they can express their opinions, they do not influence the final product. They do not make editorial decisions. We do.”

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