…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.
Devastated Phillip Schofield reportedly won’t be watching the return of his co-host Holly Willoughby to This Morning.
Following his shock departure and the revelation of his affair with a younger male ITV employee, Schofield is said to be unable to watch the show due to the emotional impact it would have on him.
Holly Willoughby’s Return and Addressing the Controversy
Holly Willoughby, who has been on a two-week break, is set to return to This Morning alongside Josie Gibson as the show continues to face controversy following Schofield’s departure.
The Sun newspaper has reported that Willoughby plans to address the Schofield controversy on the show, acknowledging the difficulties behind the scenes.
Jeremy Clarkson Defends Phillip Schofield
Jeremy Clarkson has expressed his bewilderment at the criticism faced by Phillip Schofield over his secret affair.
In an article for The Sunday Times, Clarkson finds the reaction to Schofield’s situation to be unprecedented, emphasizing that no crime has been committed and Schofield should not be vilified for being true to his identity.
Schofield’s Confessions and Apologies
In a tell-all interview, Phillip Schofield revealed that he had not informed anyone about his affair with his former This Morning colleague.
He apologized to Willoughby for lying to her about his relationship and expressed deep remorse for letting her, the show, and the viewers down.
Schofield clarified that Willoughby was unaware of the affair and any claims linking her to it are entirely false.
Allegations of Toxicity and Cover-Up
Holly Willoughby’s return comes amidst allegations of “toxicity” surrounding This Morning.
Former presenter Eamonn Holmes accused the show of a “total cover-up” regarding the Schofield affair.
Additionally, former resident doctor Dr Ranj Singh spoke out about a “toxic” culture, revealing that he had raised concerns about bullying and discrimination during his time on the show and subsequently felt marginalized for blowing the whistle.
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