HomeEntertainmentHolly Willoughby 'KEEPS her M&S job' amid queue-jump row with Phillip Schofield

Holly Willoughby 'KEEPS her M&S job' amid queue-jump row with Phillip Schofield


Holly Willoughby’s job at M&S is reportedly safe amid the continued queue-jump row along with her This Moring co-host Phillip Schofield.

The retailer confirmed that that they had prolonged the 41-year-old presenter’s contract with them following the uproar surrounding allegations she and Phil ‘skipped the queue’ to see the Queen mendacity in state final week – claims they each strongly denied.

Holly and Phil have been the topic of on-line abuse within the wake of the claims and a web based petition to have the duo fired from their profitable presenting roles has hit greater than 66,000 signatures in six days.

Staying put: Holly Willoughby’s job at M&S is safe amid the continued queue-jump row along with her This Moring co-host Phillip Schofield (Holly pictured  modelling for the model in March)

However whereas her presenting job on ITV could also be in jeopardy, her cope with M&S remains to be firmly in place based on studies, with Holly initially signing as much as be their model ambassador in September 2018.

An M&S spokesperson instructed The Solar: ‘I can affirm we have now prolonged our present contract with Holly, and we’ll proceed to work along with her.’ 

It follows claims that Marks & Spencer have had some discussions about Willoughby’s cope with them, as that they had been involved amid the backlash. 

Job: The retailer confirmed that they had extended her contract following allegations she and Phil 'skipped the queue' to see the Queen lying in state last week - claims they both denied

Job: The retailer confirmed that that they had prolonged her contract following allegations she and Phil ‘skipped the queue’ to see the Queen mendacity in state final week – claims they each denied

Amid the fallout the pair have been receiving assist from the hosts of Friday’s present, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, with MailOnline understanding that they have been ‘in common contact’ with the pair all this week. 

Holly and Phil haven’t commented on the matter since issuing an announcement on Tuesday’s present through which they insisted they ‘didn’t skip the queue’. 

Holly has been counting on assist from her associates to get her via the previous few days. And even though requires Holly and Phil to be sacked may land Alison and Dermot the position as full-time hosts, sources say they’ve remained loyal. 

Phil and Holly are reportedly paid as a lot as £600,000 for presenting the daytime present from Mondays to Thursdays, with Alison and Dermot filling in for Friday’s present. 

Shocking: Holly and Phil have been the subject of online abuse in the wake of the claims and an online petition to have the duo fired from their lucrative presenting roles has hit more than 66,000 signatures in six days

Surprising: Holly and Phil have been the topic of on-line abuse within the wake of the claims and a web based petition to have the duo fired from their profitable presenting roles has hit greater than 66,000 signatures in six days

Ambassador: While her presenting job on ITV may be in jeopardy, her deal with M&S is still firmly in place according to reports, with Holly originally signing up to be their brand ambassador in September 2018.

Ambassador: Whereas her presenting job on ITV could also be in jeopardy, her cope with M&S remains to be firmly in place based on studies, with Holly initially signing as much as be their model ambassador in September 2018.

Though neither ITV, Holly or Phil have stated they are going to be altering the presenter line-up, that hasn’t stopped hypothesis brewing on who would tackle the highest spot if the duo have been to go away This Morning. 

In response to William Hill, Vernon Kay and Rochelle Humes are the two/1 favourites to switch the pair as lead presenter. Dermot is 4/1, the identical worth as Josie Gibson, with Alison, Craig Doyle, Ruth Langsford and Mollie King out there at 5/1.

Nonetheless, the hypothesis hasn’t induced any rigidity between the celebs, with a supply telling MailOnline: ‘Alison, Dermot, Phil and Holly are extremely shut and tight-knit. 

‘When issues began to explode over the weekend they have been in contact right away to supply their assist. Alison, particularly, has spoken many occasions with Holly over the telephone and been an actual rock.

Fantastic four: Amid the backlash Holly and Phil  have been receiving support from the hosts of Friday's show, Alison and Dermot O'Leary, with MailOnline understanding that they have been 'in regular touch' with the pair all this week

Implausible 4: Amid the backlash Holly and Phil  have been receiving assist from the hosts of Friday’s present, Alison and Dermot O’Leary, with MailOnline understanding that they’ve been ‘in common contact’ with the pair all this week

‘Dermot and Alison, together with the remainder of the senior members of the ITV staff, all knew they have been going to be visiting Westminster and there’s a sense of shock and bewilderment at how issues have blown up.’

This Morning insiders imagine they’re now ‘via the worst of the disaster’ however ITV bosses are nonetheless taking steps to ensure Phil and Holly get any assist they want.

‘ITV has an obligation of care to take care of all of its presenters and a few of the abuse that Phil and Holly have obtained on social media is completely horrendous,’ the supply added.

‘Folks have gone approach too far in a few of the issues they’re saying and senior administration have stored in common contact with Phil and Holly to examine they’re OK. That may stick with it till subsequent week once they return to the programme. 

‘These engaged on the present hope, by then, issues could have blown over and that they are going to be capable to begin to put this nightmare to mattress. However solely time will inform.’

A clearer view: A photo of Westminster Abbey - highlighting where the media box is, where the public queue is and where Holly and Phil appeared to be walking

A clearer view: A photograph of Westminster Abbey – highlighting the place the media field is, the place the general public queue is and the place Holly and Phil seemed to be strolling

The information comes after it emerged that Holly and Phillip have been eager to problem a public apology over ‘queue-gate’, however have been talked out of it after taking authorized recommendation. 

An announcement was issued by ITV on Saturday and later broadcast on Tuesday’s This Morning, which was voiced over by Holly however each stopped wanting utilizing the phrase ‘sorry’ – a transfer which has left many viewers livid.

A supply instructed MailOnline: ‘Each phrase of the assertion was poured over. In the long run, it is spectacularly backfired.

‘Initially Holly and Phillip have been ready to apologize in the event that they’d upset anybody as they each simply desperately need to draw a line beneath the affair. However they have been suggested strongly to not go down that highway of claiming sorry.’

Not enough: A statement was issued by ITV on Saturday and later broadcast on Tuesday's This Morning (pictured on the show) which was voiced over by Holly, 41, but both stopped short of using the word 'sorry'

Not sufficient: An announcement was issued by ITV on Saturday and later broadcast on Tuesday’s This Morning (pictured on the present) which was voiced over by Holly, 41, however each stopped wanting utilizing the phrase ‘sorry’ 

Such has been the backlash to the pair that TV insiders are elevating ‘severe issues’ concerning the presenters’ wellbeing after they appeared tearful and muted on This Morning this week.

Within the first episode of the present for the reason that row unfolded, Holly and Phil, 60, strongly denied viewers’ claims they have been ‘too posh to queue’ and stated that they had been in Westminster Corridor on Friday ‘strictly for the aim of reporting on the occasion.’ 

The voiceover additionally hammered residence the purpose, ‘Please know that we might by no means bounce a queue.’ 

Nonetheless some social media customers weren’t satisfied and there have been requires the pair to problem an apology. 

ITV has since doubled down within the row over footage which appeared to present them submitting previous the Queen’s coffin – however Holly is claimed to have been hit notably exhausting by on-line backlash and feels they’ve been ‘omitted to dry’, sources beforehand stated.

Channel bosses are standing by the presenters and have raised ‘actual and severe’ issues about their welfare following the ‘relentless’ on-line trolling, The Mirror studies. 

The favored TV hosts have confronted rising fury after photos of them showing to ‘skip the road’ emerged on Friday whereas tens of hundreds of mourners patiently waited for greater than 12 hours to pay their respects to Her Majesty. 

On the move: Holly and Phil were seen in a video posted on TikTok leaving Westminster Hall after they carried out filming and were accused of jumping the queue

On the transfer: Holly and Phil have been seen in a video posted on TikTok leaving Westminster Corridor after they carried out filming and have been accused of leaping the queue

Viewers tweeted accusations the hosts have been ‘too posh to queue’ and a change.org petition to axe the presenters has surpassed 60,000 signatures as viewers seem to reject the celebs’ bid to attract a line beneath the scandal.

Footage inside Westminster Abbey appeared to indicate Holly and Phil, 60, strolling alongside an space separate from the media field – however ITV has since insisted the celebs didn’t be a part of mourners in submitting previous the coffin. 

Following the photographs circulating on-line, comparisons have been rapidly made to different celebrities who queued for hours with most of the people – together with England soccer legend David Beckham and even Holly and Phil’s ITV colleague Susanna Reid, from Good Morning Britain. 

Gaining traction: The change.org petition calling for the presenters to be axed is getting more and more signatures as time goes on

Gaining traction: The change.org petition calling for the presenters to be axed is getting increasingly signatures as time goes on

An ITV spokeswoman has insisted the presenters didn’t file previous the Queen’s coffin.

The spokeswoman instructed MailOnline: ‘This Morning had press accreditation and like different media, Phillip and Holly have been escorted to work from the press gallery by authorities employees. They didn’t file previous The Queen’s coffin. 

‘They have been there alongside a bunch of different broadcasters and nationwide press shops for an merchandise that was broadcast on Tuesday’s (twentieth) present. Any allegations of improper behaviour are categorically unfaithful.’

Snap happy: Holly and Phil outside the Houses of Parliament. The pair say none of the broadcasters and journalists at the Queen's lying-in-state took anyone's place in the queue

Snap glad: Holly and Phil exterior the Homes of Parliament. The pair say not one of the broadcasters and journalists on the Queen’s lying-in-state took anybody’s place within the queue

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