Holly Willoughby and This Morning team will "always be there" for Phillip Schofield
"Holly is loyal to Phil"
This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby and team will "always be there" for Phillip Schofield after his brother was found guilty of 11 sexual offences involving a child.
Timothy Schofield (54) was found guilty on all counts after more than five-and-a-half hours of deliberation at Exeter Crown Court yesterday.
In a statement published by Phillip yesterday he said: "My overwhelming concern is and has always been for the wellbeing of the victim and his family. I hope that their privacy will now be respected."
He concluded the post by saying: "I no longer have a brother."
As the trial came to a close, the victim told the jury: "I felt that emotionally there was no escape from what we had to do and I felt that there was a tremendous amount of pressure and expectation for me to fulfil what was being asked and wanted."
Today, a source said that Holly Willoughby and the rest of the team will "always be there" for Phillip and will remain a support for him during this time.
The insider told Mail Online: "Phillip is a much loved member of our team and we wanted to make sure we supported him.
"We are so happy he will be back where he belongs."
"And she will always be there for This Morning too. She sees it as her role to keep things going."
Following the guilty verdict, Detective Inspector Keith Smith said: "This defendant has exploited and abused the victim by carrying out a sickening series of offences over a significant period of time.