…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.
This Morning host Dermot O’Leary took the opportunity to assure viewers that everyone involved in the show is happy to be working there.
This came in the wake of former regular host Phillip Schofield’s departure from the show following his admission of lying about an affair with a younger cast member.
On the first episode after the incident, Dermot and Alison Hammond addressed the situation within the opening minutes, emphasizing their love for making the show.
A Message of Unity from the Cast and Crew
During the introduction of Giles Brandreth and Sonia Sodha for the news section, Dermot reiterated that the entire cast and crew love their work on This Morning.
He expressed gratitude for the viewers’ support and assured them that despite recent events, they are dedicated to continuing the show.
Alison Hammond echoed Dermot’s sentiment, emphasizing their commitment to delivering the show that viewers love.
Giles Brandreth also expressed his happiness with being part of This Morning, referring to it as a “happy place to work” since he started.
Phillip Schofield’s Statement and Clarification
Phillip Schofield, in a statement posted on his Instagram story, reiterated that This Morning is not a “toxic” environment.
He addressed the handful of individuals with grudges against him or the show, stating that their voices are disproportionately loud.
Phillip emphasized that in his years on the show, there was no toxicity and highlighted the wonderful, talented, and kind individuals who have been a part of This Morning over the years.
ITV Investigation and Holly Willoughby’s Confirmation
ITV confirmed that it conducted an investigation into the rumors regarding Phillip Schofield’s alleged relationship with an ITV employee.
Both parties repeatedly denied the allegations.
Holly Willoughby, Schofield’s co-host, stated that he denied any affair to her.
Moving forward, the This Morning team aims to maintain a positive and vibrant atmosphere on the show, focusing on delivering quality content to their viewers.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn