Friday 23 September 2022 10:29 PM Holly Willoughby 'KEEPS her M&S job' amid queue-jump row with Phillip Schofield trends now

Friday 23 September 2022 10:29 PM Holly Willoughby 'KEEPS her M&S job' amid queue-jump row with Phillip Schofield trends now
Friday 23 September 2022 10:29 PM Holly Willoughby 'KEEPS her M&S job' amid queue-jump row with Phillip Schofield trends now

Friday 23 September 2022 10:29 PM Holly Willoughby 'KEEPS her M&S job' amid queue-jump row with Phillip Schofield trends now

Holly Willoughby's job at M&S is reportedly secure amid the ongoing queue-jump row with her This Moring co-host Phillip Schofield.

The retailer confirmed that they had extended the 41-year-old presenter's contract with them following the uproar surrounding allegations she and Phil 'skipped the queue' to see the Queen lying in state last week - claims they both strongly denied.

Holly and Phil have been the subject of online abuse in the wake of the claims and an online petition to have the duo fired from their lucrative presenting roles has hit more than 66,000 signatures in six days.

Staying put: Holly Willoughby's job at M&S is secure amid the ongoing queue-jump row with her This Moring co-host Phillip Schofield (Holly pictured  modelling for the brand in March)

Staying put: Holly Willoughby's job at M&S is secure amid the ongoing queue-jump row with her This Moring co-host Phillip Schofield (Holly pictured  modelling for the brand in March)

But while her presenting job on ITV may be in jeopardy, her deal with M&S is still firmly in place according to reports, with Holly originally signing up to be their brand ambassador in September 2018.

An M&S spokesperson told The Sun: 'I can confirm we have extended our current contract with Holly, and we will continue to work with her.' 

It follows claims that Marks & Spencer have had some discussions about Willoughby's deal with them, as they had been concerned amid the backlash. 

Job: The retailer confirmed that they had extended her contract following allegations she and Phil 'skipped the queue' to see the Queen lying in state last week - claims they both denied

Job: The retailer confirmed that they had extended her contract following allegations she and Phil 'skipped the queue' to see the Queen lying in state last week - claims they both denied

Amid the fallout the pair have been receiving support from the hosts of Friday's show, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, with MailOnline understanding that they have been 'in regular touch' with the pair all this week. 

Holly and Phil have not commented on the matter since issuing a statement on Tuesday's show in which they insisted they 'did not skip the queue'. 

Holly has been relying on support from her friends to get her through the past few days. And despite the fact that calls for Holly and Phil to be sacked could land Alison and Dermot the role as full-time hosts, sources say they have remained loyal. 

Phil and Holly are reportedly paid as much as £600,000 for presenting the daytime show from Mondays to Thursdays, with Alison and Dermot filling in for Friday's show. 

Shocking: Holly and Phil have been the subject of online abuse in the wake of the claims and an online petition to have the duo fired from their lucrative presenting roles has hit more than 66,000 signatures in six days

Shocking: Holly and Phil have been the subject of online abuse in the wake of the claims and an online petition to have the duo fired from their lucrative presenting roles has hit more than 66,000 signatures in six days

Ambassador: While her presenting job on ITV may be in jeopardy, her deal with M&S is still firmly in place according to reports, with Holly originally signing up to be their brand ambassador in September 2018.

Ambassador: While her presenting job on ITV may be in jeopardy, her deal with M&S is still firmly in place according to reports, with Holly originally signing up to be their brand ambassador in September 2018.

Although neither ITV, Holly or Phil have said they will be changing the presenter line-up, that hasn't stopped speculation brewing on who would take on the top spot if the duo were to leave This Morning. 

According to William Hill, Vernon Kay and Rochelle Humes are the 2/1 favourites to replace the pair as lead presenter. Dermot is 4/1, the same price as Josie Gibson, with Alison, Craig Doyle, Ruth Langsford and Mollie King available at 5/1.

However, the speculation hasn't caused any tension between the stars, with a source telling MailOnline: 'Alison, Dermot, Phil and Holly are incredibly close and tight-knit. 

'When things started to blow up over the weekend they were in touch straight away to offer their support. Alison, in particular, has spoken many times with Holly over the phone and been a real rock.

Fantastic four: Amid the backlash Holly and Phil  have been receiving support from the hosts of Friday's show, Alison and Dermot O'Leary, with MailOnline understanding that they have been 'in regular touch' with the pair all this week

Fantastic four: Amid the backlash Holly and Phil  have been receiving support from the hosts of Friday's show, Alison and Dermot O'Leary, with MailOnline understanding that they have been 'in regular touch' with the pair all this week

'Dermot and Alison, along with the rest of the senior members of the ITV team, all knew they were going to be visiting Westminster and there is a sense of shock and bewilderment at how things have blown up.'

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