Holly Willoughby to deliver "honest statement" about former co-star Phillip Schofield today
"She thinks it’s the right thing to do and wants to speak about it in an honest way."
This Morning star, Holly Willoughby is expected to deliver an "open and honest" statement on today's show following the exit of her former co-star, Phillip Schofield.
It was confirmed on Friday that Holly would return to host This Morning today, Monday June 5th with Josie Gibson.
A TV source told The Sun: "Holly wants to address Phillip’s recent admissions about his affair. She will be honest and open, mentioning him by name.
"She’s not shying away from the tricky subject as she wants to show up for the viewers and loyal fans.
"She has thought about what she will say and written it in advance, taking her time to get the words right. It’s not something she’s being forced to do.
"It won’t be an easy moment for her, and she knows she could get emotional, but she thinks it’s the right thing to do and wants to speak about it in an honest way."
Since Phillip resigned and Holly took time off the show, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary took on temporary hosting duties on ITV's morning show.
They usually present every Friday but have stepped in to cover the past two weeks.
It was an emotional end of week episode on Friday that saw Alison break down while speaking about Phillip Schofield's bombshell interview with The Sun.
Towards the end of that show, Alison announced that Holly will in fact return to the show.
There were many rumours circulating that Holly wouldn't come back to her role as This Morning's host following all the scandal that's unfolded.
However, she has returned and is currently hosting what is a highly anticipated This Morning show.
It has not yet been confirmed if Holly Willoughby will be questioned by employee lawyers in relation to Phillip Schofield's exit from ITV.