Earlier this year, it was revealed that Schofield had left his long-running employment on the ITV show, before leaving the network entirely after confessing to lying about an affair he had with a younger runner on the show.
His friendship with Willoughby apparently deteriorated behind the scenes, with the TV actress addressing her ‘tough year’ while attending the National Television Awards a few days ago.
Schofield recently said that she no longer followed Willoughby on Instagram, despite the fact that she still did.
Both of Schofield’s children, Ruby Schofield and Molly Schofield, appear to have followed suit.
Checking their individual lists of persons they follow on Instagram, it appears that they no longer follow Willoughby, despite a rumour implying that they did before.
‘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.’
Willoughby, on the other hand, continues to follow Schofield and both of his kids on Instagram.
Molly stated in 2020 that she had quit her talent agency, YMU Entertainment, where she presently works, to create her own business, Roxy Managemen, with an all-female workforce.
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.’
Source My Celebrity Life.