ITV’s CEO has addressed a tweet from Domino’s Pizza mocking the ‘Queuegate’ scandal This morning.
Earlier this month, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield drew the ire of many viewers after they used media access to avoid queuing to see Queen Elizabeth II in state.
This morning Viewers complained that the couple “skipped the line” to see the Queen’s coffin. Usually people had to wait up to 14 hours to get in. However, ITV dismissed the suggestion that they had “skipped” the queue.
As anger at the couple mounted, several brands responded to the scandal, including pizza delivery chain Dominos.
“Sorry to everyone waiting for their pizza, we just received an order from Holly and Phil #ThisMorning,” joked Domino’s official Twitter account.
Now, ITV’s CEO Dame Carolyn McCall is said to have addressed the tweet and the scandal herself during a speech at the Royal Television Society Congress in London.
Journalist Anita Singh tweeted: “ITV boss Carolyn McCall just revealed that ITV called Domino’s to complain that this tweet wasn’t funny, which only makes it funnier #RTSconvention.”
McCall assured fans This morning that Willoughby and Schofield will not be reprimanded for their coverage of the Queen’s state lie – despite a petition demanding their “axe” that has garnered more than 75,000 signatures.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/holly-willoughby-phillip-schofield-dominos-pizza-itv-b2177051.html ITV boss responds to Domino’s Pizza tweet about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s queuing scandal