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Philip Schofields picture is removed from We Buy Any Car site after Queuegate

Phillip Schofield has been removed from the social media profile of We Buy Any Car this week after finding himself in hot water following 'Queuegate'.

The father-of-two, 60, is the voice and face of the company's adverts, but he is now notably absent after the company changed their cover photo on their social media profiles, The Mirror reports.

On Facebook, the cover photo was updated one day ago and now shows a family of four skipping in the sun, which replaced the previous cover photo of Phillip speaking to a woman outside of a We Buy Any Car stall.

A handful of people had started to criticise the brand for keeping the TV presenter as their cover photo, with one commenter quipping: "Did he push in front of this poor woman too? Outrageous!"

The This Morning presenter and his co-star, Holly Willoughby, face increased scrutiny in the press and from the public after being accused of skipping the queue to see the Queen Lying-in-State ahead of her funeral earlier this week.

The duo have since been targeted on social media, with a petition calling for them to be sacked reaching more than 70,000 signatures – but ITV have since clarified that they did not jump the line and were at Westminster Hall in a professional capacity.

Photographs of the pair emerged on Friday, September 16, looking sombre as they waited in the press queue to film a segment for This Morning.

But the public reacted angrily after the photographs were compared to celebrities such as David Beckham, Susanna Reid, and Tilda Swinton – who had all queued with the public to pay their respects to the Queen in their free time.

As the anger escalated, This Morning had to issue a statement where they clarified why the two presenters were there.

In an Instagram statement, a spokesperson for the TV show wrote: "Hello everyone, we would like to clarify something. We asked Phillip and Holly to be part of a film for this Tuesday’s programme.

"They did not jump the queue, have VIP access or file past the Queen lying in state – but instead were there in a professional capacity as part of the world’s media to report on the event."

OK! have contacted We Buy Any Car for a comment.

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