Holly Willoughby has stated that she is’more than happy’ to cooperate with the independent investigation into the incident involving her former This Morning colleague Phillip Schofield.
Back in June, the broadcaster stated that it had commissioned a barrister to conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Schofield’s resignation from the breakfast show after he admitted to lying about having an affair with a much younger colleague.
The review’s findings are expected to be made public in the coming weeks, and ITV employees have been questioned about what they knew by Jane Mulcahy KC.
A source has now revealed how Holly has been assisting with the probe.
‘She has nothing to hide,’ one of her friends has said.
The presenter has also ‘fully complied and cooperated with everything that has been asked of her by the KC’.
The source added when speaking to The Mirror that: ‘Holly was more than happy to do what was asked of her, and explain her position, and what she knew, and what she didn’t.’
Senior ITV officials, including programmes boss Kevin Lygo, have also been contacted as one of the persons working on the show who have assisted Mulcahy with her inquiry.
Earlier this week, Lygo stated that Mulcahy has been ‘talking to everyone involved’ as part of her investigation.
‘[She has] taken out phones and looking at every text we’ve sent, including emails and WhatsApps,’ he shared while speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
When asked how ITV handled its duty of care, Lygo stated that it takes the role “extremely seriously.”
‘We haven’t got anything to hide and if we can adapt and change our process to make it better, then we should do it on a continuing basis,’ he added, as reported by Deadline.
‘The most important thing is to get facts and truth, not a hasty judgement.’
‘There is an enormous pressure these days from the press and social media saying, “you’ve got to decide” and “why didn’t you fire him?”, and you just think “well hang on a minute we don’t know what the truth is yet.”.’
He stated that ITV will ‘act properly’ once the outcome was announced.
ITV issued a statement saying it was ‘badly let down’ and ‘very saddened’ after Schofield acknowledged to lying about his affair to executives and colleagues.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV1.
Source My Celebrity Life.