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This Morning star Matthew Wright under fire as he brand's Queen's Jubilee 'a disgrace' on on-air rant

THE Morning viewers slammed pundit Matthew Wright as for his comments about Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The former The Wright Stuff host, 56, endured the wrath of royal-lovers on the ITV show as he slammed the celebrations to mark the popular monarch's 70th anniversary on the throne.

Her Platinum Jubilee celebrations are filled with events including today's Service of Thanksgiving.

Mark appeared alongside Gyles Brandreth to discuss the day's big stories and the conversation naturally turned to the Queen's big party.

"We were talking earlier and it's wonderful and the spectacle I get, but at a time when people..we are haemorrhaging money as a country," he started.

"If you were some kind of celebrity, who's spending loads… millions on parties when you're sort of bankrupt, people would be outraged and this is a disgrace but that's what we're doing as a nation."

Host Dermot O'Leary questioned him: "What do you think we should be doing?"

Matthew quickly snapped back: "I think it could all be scaled down just a bit."

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He also fumed the massive celebrations were "funded by the public purse."

This Morning presenter Alison Hammond shared her two cents on the historic occasion.

"If this is the end of an era, surely we should be making a big deal of things?" she asked.

"If this is the last time where this is ever going to happen. So yeah, let's see enjoy it."

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Viewers watching at home raged at Matthew's comments.

"If you don’t want to celebrate the Queen’s incredible service and Platinum Jubilee, something that will probably never happen again, stay at home you killjoy," wrote one fan on Twitter.

Another added: "The rest of us want to meet and have a good time after 2 years of lockdowns #ThisMorning."

And a third commented: "Omg shut up Matthew ffs we get it #Thismorning."

While the 96-year-old did not attend Trooping the Colour, the Queen still came to the royal balcony to inspect the troops – using a walking stick for balance.

Her Majesty was later joined on the famed balcony by working royals, including attention-grabbing Prince Louis for the RAF flypast.

Despite her smiles yesterday, it was announced that the Queen would not attend the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, London.

For the first time, Prince Charles took the salute at Trooping the Colour on behalf of the monarch.

It was also reported that The Queen is suffering from several mobility issues that are forcing her to miss out on attending some events.

She might also miss one of her favourite events – the Epsom Derby – which takes place before the Platinum Party at the Palace.

As decisions are being made on the day about the Queen's attendance, things could change.

Hopefully, The Queen will be in good health to attend the Party At The Palace.

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BBC announced that they will be broadcasting the event on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Artists confirmed to perform at the event are George Ezra, Diana Ross and Eurovision entry Sam Ryder, hosted by Roman Kemp and Clara Amfo.


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The festivities for the weekend will finish off with the Big Jubilee Lunch and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

The story of the Queen's 70 years on the throne will be told by volunteers, dancers, musicians and military personnel while a parade of a River of Hope will go down the Mall.

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