Holly Willoughby has opened up on Phillip Schofield’s alleged affair admission of cheating on his wife with young male colleague.
Willoughby turned to Instagram on Saturday to slam her former This Morning co-presenter Phillip Schofield after he admitted he’d lied about having an affair with a younger male colleague.
Speculation of bad feeling between Willoughby and Schofield and – who had previously been close friends – had reached fever pitch prior to the former’s exit from This Morning, and now Willoughby had finally spoken out.
She said: It’s taken time to process yesterday’s news. When reports of this relationship first surfaced, I asked Phil directly if this was true and was told it was not.”
Willoughby added: “It’s been very hurtful to now find out that this was a lie.”
Schofield, according to a media outlet, told the Mail last night that he had a relationship with a much younger man who worked with him on the show while still married to wife Stephanie Lowe.
Now his former co-host is facing questions over whether she knew of his ‘deceit’ as she worked with him so closely for 13 years.
Schofield’s confession of affair with a young man could make Holly’s future on the show ‘untenable’, an insiders told GB News.
Reacting to the claims, ITV said on Saturday that it did investigate rumours of Schofield’s affair with a younger male employee – but both of them denied it when questioned.
When Schofield broke his silence on being gay in 2020, Holly reacted a the co-host by writing on Instagram that she had ‘never been more proud of my friend than I am today’.
The situation, a source told GB News, could leave a ‘huge cloud’ over the 41-year-old host even if was genuinely hoodwinked by Schofield.
“There’s a growing feeling it might be better both for her and for the programme to move on so that a line can be drawn under things,” they said.
“Whether she has a future on the show really is hanging by a thread. There’s a sense that the situation is fast becoming untenable for all involved,” the source added.