Lorraine Kelly appears to have tried to separate herself from Holly Willoughby following the recent ITV incident.
Earlier this year, former This Morning anchor Phillip Schofield admitted to having an affair with a considerably younger male colleague on the station.
Phillip, 61, moved away from the spotlight after confessing to lying about his ‘unwise but not criminal’ connection with the runner, who has not been identified publicly.
Following the shocking confession, fellow ITV stars have come under criticism, with Holly, 42, accused of knowing about the romance that occurred while Phillip was married, something they both deny.
Furthermore, former ITV presenters and behind-the-scenes staff have come out with charges of toxicity and bullying off-camera.
MPs have called on ITV executives to address the serious allegations, and an inquiry is presently ongoing, with the conclusions anticipated to be disclosed soon.
Meanwhile, Lorraine, 63, a Scottish daytime broadcaster, has hinted to a difficult relationship with coworker Holly as a result of the turmoil.
Lorraine was asked by new! Magazine whether she had any advise for Holly.
‘No, no, honestly, we are so separate,’ Lorraine replied.
‘And I haven’t been in [at work], for, gosh, you know, that’s the first time I’ve thought about work.’
‘But no, we’re honestly just getting on with it,’ she insisted.
‘Honestly, I can’t really say any more than that.’
Lorraine has been absent from the screen throughout the summer and will return in September, with Christine Lampard and Ranvir Singh filling in until then.
As the inquiry into ITV and Phillip’s departure nears completion, Holly, who worked with Phillip since 2009, is thought to be cooperating.
Holly is stated to have no secrets, despite workers being questioned about what they knew by Jane Mulcahy KC.
‘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 insider added to The Mirror: ‘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 Kevin Lygo, have been contacted in addition to on-screen performers.
Kevin stated earlier this week how ‘everyone involved’ had been contacted.
‘[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, he stated that it took the role “incredibly seriously.”
‘The most important thing is to get facts and truth, not a hasty judgement.’
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