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05th Jun 2023

Holly Willoughby said she feels ‘let down’ by Phillip in emotional statement on This Morning

Clodagh McKeon

“It feels very strange sitting here without Phil”

This Morning returned today and Holly Willoughby addressed the Phillip Schofield scandal before the show began.

She said she is “shaken, troubled, let down and worried”.

Holding hands with co-host Josie Gibson Holly said: “Good morning. Josie, thank you for being here.

“Deep breath – firstly, are you OK? I hope so. It feels very strange sitting here without Phil and I imagine you might be feeling a lot like I have – shaken, troubled, let down, worried for the wellbeing of people on all sides of what’s been going on, and full of questions.

“You, me and all of us at This Morning gave our love and support to someone who was not telling the truth, who acted in a way that they themselves felt that they had to resign from ITV and step down from a career that they loved. That is a lot to process.

“And it’s equally hard to see the toll that it’s taken on their own mental health. I think what unites us all now is a desire to heal for the health and wellbeing of everyone.

“I hope that as we start this new chapter and get back to a place of warmth and magic that this show holds for all of us, we can find strength in each other.

“And from my own heart, can I just say thank you for all of your kind messages and thank you for being here this morning.

“Myself, Josie, Dermot, Alison and Craig and every single person on this show will continue to work hard every single day to bring you the show that we love.”


Holly Willoughby’s co-host for Monday’s return has been revealed.

Reports suggest Harry and Meghan have stopped filming for Netflix.

Holly Willoughby to deliver “honest statement” about former co-star Phillip Schofield today.