PUBLISHED: 14:02, Thu, Sep 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:03, Thu, Sep 10, 2020
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby, 39, is said to be preparing for a legal battle with her old talent agency, YMU, after a reported disagreement over her future earnings. A source has claimed that YMU, who also represent her co-star Phillip Schofield, 58, are hoping to take 15 per cent of any future earnings that Holly makes.
However, it has been suggested that Holly has not signed a contract to that effect.
The mum-of-three is reportedly being supported by her celebrity pals, who have argued she shouldn't have to give YMU money from jobs that she had secured herself after leaving the agency.
It comes after Holly recently announced she had set up her own management agency, Roxy, with an all-female team.
An insider said: “Holly is a strong, savvy, very successful woman working in a tough industry — she won’t be taken for a fool.
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Holly Willoughby ‘set to battle old talent agency over earnings claim' (Image: ITV•GETTY)
Holly Willoughby is reportedly having a disagreement with her former talent agency (Image: GETTY)
“It’s a real shame how things have turned out, as she was incredibly loyal to YMU for many years, but now they are demanding commission on future earnings. It is madness.
“She never actually signed a binding contract with them — and they have not signed up to the professional body called PMA which represents actors and agencies — so she does not understand why she should pay them for jobs she secured.
“Holly set Roxy up with an all-female team. She is all about empowerment, and even if this goes legal she will not roll over on the matter,” the source added to The Sun.
Express.co.uk has contacted representatives for Holly and YMU for comment.
Holly Willoughby has set up her own management agency, Roxy (Image: GETTY)
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