Holly Willoughby addresses Schofield exit on emotional This Morning return

Holly Willoughby expressed her feelings of being “shaken, troubled and let down” as she returned to ITV’s This Morning following the departure of her co-host Phillip Schofield. The presenter’s first appearance since Schofield’s exit was met with blended reactions from viewers on social media, with some questioning her sincerity.
Schofield left his function on This Morning final month amid stories of a rift with Willoughby and later exited ITV altogether after admitting to having an affair with a younger male colleague whereas nonetheless married. Willoughby thanked viewers for their messages of assist and acknowledged the influence of current occasions on the psychological well being of those involved.
Willoughby presented Monday’s episode of This Morning alongside Josie Gibson, a former Big Brother winner who regularly guest presents the ITV daytime show. Profit expressed her gratitude for the support she had obtained and warranted viewers that the show’s group would proceed to work onerous to deliver the programme they love.
In an interview with BBC News final week, Schofield admitted that his career was over following the affair, describing it as a “grave error”. A source near Schofield informed the Sun that he wouldn’t be watching Willoughby’s return on Monday, saying: “He physically could not watch – he’s not there but. Even listening to the opening credit can be hugely triggering.”
Some viewers on social media had been sceptical about Willoughby’s statement, with comparisons being drawn to Jennifer Aniston’s character in Apple TV’s The Morning Show and former health secretary Matt Hancock’s tearful look on Good Morning Britain in 2021..

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