Holly Willoughby’s Sudden Departure
Holly Willoughby’s former colleagues expressed their best wishes following her unexpected departure from “This Morning” after 14 years.
The 42-year-old TV host decided to step down from the show after an alleged ‘kidnap and murder plot’ was revealed.
A Heartfelt Tribute from Stand-In Hosts
Rochelle Humes and Craig O’Doyle, the stand-in hosts for the day, paid tribute to Holly in the opening segment of the show.
They conveyed their love, best wishes, and respect for her, emphasizing that she was prioritizing her family.
Holly’s Dedication to “This Morning”
The emotional opening credits featured messages expressing the show’s appreciation for Holly, highlighting her love for the job and her excitement about its future.
The Show Must Go On
Craig O’Doyle acknowledged the heartbreak of Holly’s departure but stressed that, as she knows well, the show must continue despite the challenges.
ITV’s Statement and Kevin Lygo’s Hint
ITV executive Kevin Lygo posted an emotional statement on Instagram, expressing how much Holly will be missed.
He hinted that her relationship with ITV might not be over forever, suggesting they look forward to working with her in the future.
Holly, in her own statement, thanked everyone involved with the show over the years.
She expressed deep gratitude to the viewers who have been loyal and supportive throughout her time on “This Morning.”
The Alleged Plot’s Impact on Holly’s Decision
Insiders revealed that the alleged plot to kidnap and murder Holly had a significant influence on her decision to leave the show.
However, it was also noted that the show had been in turmoil since Phillip Schofield’s exit.
What’s Next for “This Morning”
Plans for the relaunch of “This Morning” in January were mentioned, with Holly Willoughby and a new host.
It was rumored that Ben Shephard from “Good Morning Britain” was a leading candidate to replace Phillip Schofield.
Recap of Holly and Phillip’s Dramatic Year
The article provided a timeline of the dramatic events involving both Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on “This Morning,” from Schofield’s coming out as gay to his departure and the aftermath.
Parliamentary Committee’s Involvement
The role of a parliamentary committee, which questioned ITV executives about the show’s culture and handling of Schofield’s exit, was highlighted. An external review of the matter was also conducted.
External Review Progress
An update on the progress of the external review led by Jane Mulcahy KC was mentioned, including multiple witness interviews.
The review aimed to establish the facts surrounding Schofield’s exit.
Holly’s Departure Announcement
The article concluded by summarizing Holly’s announcement that she is stepping down from “This Morning” after 14 years, noting her appreciation for her time on the show and the viewers’ loyalty and support.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn