Phillip Schofield’s daughters have seemingly shown their support for their father by taking a swipe at his former This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby.
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Schofield had quit his longtime role on the ITV programme, before stepping away from the broadcaster altogether after admitting that he lied about an affair that he had with a younger runner on the show.
Once close friends, his relationship with Willoughby reportedly soured behind the scenes, with the TV star addressing the ‘difficult year’ that she’s had while attending the National Television Awards a few days ago.
It recently emerged that Schofield no longer followed Willoughby on Instagram, whereas she still followed him on the social media platform.
It now appears that both of Schofield’s daughters – Ruby Schofield and Molly Schofield – have also now followed suit.
After checking their respective lists of people that they follow on Instagram, it does seem as though they no longer follow Willoughby, with it implied in a report that they did used to do so.
‘Both Molly and Ruby have seen their father go through hell, they have been at his side as he has lost everything,’ a source told MailOnline.
‘Meanwhile, by following Holly on Instagram they see her carrying on with her life.
‘The whole scandal has taken its toll on them, their support for him as been unwavering and this is the final nail. They are staunchly loyal to their dad, despite everything that has gone on.’
However, Willoughby still follows Schofield and both of his daughters on Instagram.
In 2020, it was announced that she had left her talent agency YMU Entertainment – where Molly currently works – to launch her own firm Roxy Managemen with an all-female team.
In May this year, it was revealed that Schofield had been dropped by YMU Entertainment, with Mary Bekhait, the Group CEO of YMU Group, saying in a statement at the time: ‘Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s whole business, defining everything we do. Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.
‘This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.
‘These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisors we had brought in to support him.
‘As a result, on Thursday we agreed to part company with Phillip, with immediate effect.’
Schofield said in his own statement, which was released via his lawyers: ‘It is with the most profound regret that after 35 years of being faultlessly managed by YMU I have agreed to step down from their representation with immediate effect.’
At this year’s NTAs, Willoughby spoke on the red carpet about how her year had unfolded, stating in an apparent swipe at Schofield: ‘It has been a difficult year for everybody but what’s lovely is you find that people rally around you and the goodwill is there.
‘People want things to move on. It feels different.’
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