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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Special Viewers Slam ‘Disrespectful’ Tom Cruise Moment

Queen Tom Cruise: Platinum Jubilee one-off special viewers have slammed ITV for featuring a 'disrespectful' moment of the actor.
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee one-off special viewers have slammed ITV for featuring a ‘disrespectful’ Tom Cruise moment. 

The actor featured in the celebration broadcast when interviewed by Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham about his upcoming film, Top Gun: Maverick.

During the chat, Schofield told the American: “We both went to see Top Gun: Maverick last week and as big fans of the original if I’m honest Tom we were terrified.”

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In response, Cruise quipped: “So was I.”

Continuing, Schofield said: “‘What are we going to say if we don’t like it? [But] it is incredible. It’s everything you want it to be and more.”

After watching the interview, viewers took to Twitter and shared their thoughts.

One tweeted: “Given up on the dire @ITV coverage of #PlatinumJubilee – after an hour seen more of Tom Cruise plugging his film than show and far too much of Phil and Julie.

“Utter waste of programming time!”

In agreement, a second fumed: “What the hell was Tom Cruise doing at The Queen’s bash last night? Couldn’t we find a proper English actor or actress to talk? What does an American know about us? Nothing.”

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“Had this absolutely mad dream last night that Tom Cruise, Alan Titchmarsh and a seemingly random assortment of British celebrities starred in a four-hour-long tribute to The Queen’s horses, and it was broadcast live on prime time TV,” a third joked.

A fourth penned: “Can @itv just show the full ceremony without ads and Tom Cruise promoting his film?

“So far, the production is just a mess and hugely disrespectful for Her Majesty when the live show is probably very good.”

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