Marks & Spencer has renewed Holly Willoughby’s seven-figure contract – despite allegations that she jumped in line to see the Queen lying in bed.
The TV presenter, 41, will continue to be an ambassador for the company for at least two years, it confirmed.
It comes when her This Morning co-host, 60-year-old Phillip Schofield, was dropped from We Buy Any Car – a deal that is said to have earned him more than £1million.
The couple, who deny jumping in line or taking anyone’s place, have faced backlash for avoiding the 12-hour queue by using press recognition at Westminster Hall in London last month.
Posing: The TV presenter, 41, will continue to be an ambassador for the company for at least two years, it confirmed
The deal: It comes as her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield, 60, has been removed from his role as the face of We Buy Any Car – a deal that is believed to have earned more than 1 million pound
Controversy: Phillip and Holly were the subject of online abuse following claims they skipped queues to see the Queen lying in state
M&S said: ‘We have renewed Holly’s contract, and we will continue to work with her.’
A source close to Miss Willoughby, who has many of her own clothes in the store, said: ‘Holly has been amazing to Marks & Spencer and has been completely supported by them.’
She was assured by ITV that her This Morning work was safe after 75,000 people signed a petition calling for her and Schofield to be deported.
Sources close to Miss Willoughby fear that ITV is making brief announcements against her. Some insiders believe that gave Schofield more support as he was signed to influential talent agency YMU.
The Sun reported yesterday that We Buy Any Car will shoot an ad next week without Schofield. But the old automaker says his role will always end after five years.
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