Stars of ‘This Morning’ Rally to Defend Show Amid Allegations of Toxicity

…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media. In the midst of claims of “toxicity” surrounding the show, the stars of “This Morning” have come together to defend the program as it aired on Monday.

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Following Phillip Schofield’s shocking departure last weekend, hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond took the reins.

Schofield, 61, resigned from ITV on Friday and was subsequently dropped by his talent agency YMU after admitting to an affair with a younger male colleague, emphasizing that it was “unwise, but not illegal.”

Former resident doctor on the show, Dr Ranj Singh, criticized the program’s culture, labeling it as “toxic.”

He stated that he raised concerns about “bullying and discrimination” two years ago while working there, and felt that he was pushed out after blowing the whistle.

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O’Leary seemed to address the allegations of toxicity behind the scenes, expressing, “We all know we happen to be in the news at the moment, and of course, we appreciate that.

But just from both of us, the whole team here, the crew, the guys downstairs, we love making this show for all of you.”

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Co-host Hammond added, “We really do, and that’s exactly what we are going to do.

We are going to continue to do that.”

Gyles Brandreth, present in the studio to review the day’s news stories, chimed in, saying, “We are very happy to be here, can I say that as well? This is a happy place to work, I enjoy coming in here and have done since I began coming in.

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We are happy people in a happy place.”

Schofield himself has defended the program, stating that it is “the same handful of people with a grudge against me or the show who seem to have the loudest voice.”

He further emphasized, “This Morning is the best show to work on, with the best people.

In all the years I worked there, there was no toxicity.”

However, former host Eamonn Holmes, who co-presented the show alongside his wife Ruth Langsford for many years, referred to Schofield’s statement as “delusional.”

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ITV has confirmed that an external review was conducted following Dr Ranj’s complaint, and it found no evidence of bullying or discrimination.

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Jack Sylva is an accomplished writer and producer with over three years of experience creating news content for TDPel Media. He is a skilled and dedicated professional who is passionate about keeping his readers informed and up-to-date on the latest news and events. Jack has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting compelling stories that resonate with his audience. His hard work and dedication have made him a valuable member of the TDPel Media team, and his contributions to the organization have been instrumental in its success. In his free time, Jack enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the great outdoors. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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