EXCLUSIVE: Phillip Schofield’s daughters unfollowed Holly Willoughby on Instagram after their father did the same
Phillip Schofield’s daughters also no longer follow Holly Willoughby on Instagram, even though they were both close to her in the past.
MailOnline can reveal that both Molly and Ruby Schofield joined their father in a show of unity against the embattled This Morning presenter this week after he very publicly revealed how their once strong friendship had come to an end.
But Holly may now be surprised to learn that the two women have also turned against her in support of Phillip, who recruited her to the ITV daytime show 14 years ago.
In happier times, both Molly and Ruby joined 42-year-old Holly’s girls’ nights out during her long summer holidays at their neighboring villas in Portugal’s Algarve.
They had also known Holly for many years. Both women were teenagers when she and her father began working together.
It’s over! Phillip Schofield’s daughters Molly and Ruby (far left and far right) also no longer follow Holly Willoughby on Instagram, despite both being close to her in the past
A source familiar with the situation said: “Both Molly and Ruby saw their father go through hell, they were by his side when he lost everything.”
“In the meantime, by following Holly on Instagram, you can see her moving on with her life.
“The whole scandal has taken its toll, their support for him has been unwavering and this is the final nail. “They are loyal to their father, despite everything that has happened.”
Molly, 30, also knew Holly professionally for many years, as she works as a talent agent at YMU, where she was contracted until 2020 when she left the company following a legal dispute with them over future earnings.
Phillip also parted ways with the London-based company, a day before revealing he was having an affair with a much younger This Morning runner behind his wife Stephanie Lowe’s back – and then lied about it to The Mail on Sunday.
Phillip still follows Holly’s sister Kelly, while Holly still follows Phillip for now.
Still, shortly after his snub was revealed, the mother of three posted a telling comment on social media about “letting go of negativity” and “new beginnings.”
Holly made her first public appearance at the National Television Awards in 13 years without Phil last Tuesday.
Drama: MailOnline can reveal both Molly and Ruby Schofield joined their father in a show of unity against the embattled This Morning presenter this week
Outing: Holly made her first public appearance at the National Television Awards in 13 years without Phil last Tuesday
She launched a charm offensive with the media just hours after This Morning was criticized by viewers for its post-summer comeback.
Viewership for the show last Monday fell by 200,000 compared to the previous Friday when Alison Hammond hosted with Dermot O’Leary.
Meanwhile, Phillip was spotted leaving the Roebuck pub in Richmond last Monday – the same day Holly returned to This Morning after her eight-week summer break.
Last month he was also spotted drinking with Vanessa Feltz at a cocktail bar in Chiswick, west London.