Holly Willoughby protecting a delicate nook for her former co-host of This Morning present Phillip Schofield amid his deteriorating well being as he spoke candidly about his affair with a a lot youthful man and the toll it has taken on his psychological well being.
Willoughby is flying house from a vacation in Portugal this weekend forward of her return to the This Morning couch on Monday.
However regardless of being ‘saddened’ by Phillip Schofield’s struggling, buddies declare she nonetheless hasn’t been in contact along with her former co-star, and that is precisely why Phillip mentioned so.
The presenter is claimed to be ‘shocked’ by her former colleague lifting the lid so publicly on his affair with a a lot youthful colleague.
Pals of Holly have additionally prompt that ITV can not danger sacking her with out questions being requested concerning the place of its administration workforce and whether or not they had been conscious of the affair.
Holly was mentioned to be sorry to see how Mr. Schofield has been struggling together with his psychological well being since leaving This Morning.
A supply informed The Solar: ‘Holly has not spoken to Phil, however was saddened to see him like that.
‘Seeing Phil so downtrodden and in a foul approach was distressing for quite a lot of individuals who know him personally.’
They added: ‘It’s an extremely unhappy state of affairs. Phil has his daughters and buddies supporting him now.’
For these unversed Former This Morning host Phillip Schofield sat down for a brand new interview the place he revealed that he texted Holly Willoughby however obtained no response. Holly gave no touch upon the interview, solely posting about protecting “your hair secure all summer season lengthy.”
Nonetheless, he denied any rumours that their relationship was over, saying: “I am keen on Holly. I’ve all the time adored her. She’s my TV sister. I haven’t got an issue along with her in any respect.”