EXCLUSIVE: Phillip Schofield’s daughters unfollow Holly Willoughby on Instagram after their father did the same
Phillip Schofield’s daughters have also stopped following Holly Willoughby on Instagram despite them both being 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 showed how their once strong friendship has come to an end.
But Holly might now be surprised to learn that the two women have also turned on her in support of Phillip, who recruited her to the ITV daytime show 14 years ago.
During happier times, both Molly and Ruby would join Holly, 42, girls’ nights out during their long summer holidays at their neighbouring villas on Portugal’s Algarve.
They had also known Holly since for many years, with both women being teenagers when she and their dad began working together.
It’s over! Phillip Schofield’s daughters Molly and Ruby (far left and far right) have also stopped following Holly Willoughby on Instagram despite them both being close to her in the past
One source close to the situation said: ‘Both Molly and Ruby have seen their father go through hell, they have been at his side as he has lost everything.
‘Meanwhile, by following Holly on Instagram they see her carrying on with her life.
‘The whole scandal has taken its toll on them, their support for him as been unwavering and this is the final nail. They are staunchly loyal to their dad, despite everything that has gone on.’
Molly, 30, also knew Holly in a professional capacity for many years as she works as a talent agent at YMU where she was signed to until 2020 when she left following a legal battle with them over future earnings.
Phillip also parted company with the London-based company the day before he revealed that he had had 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, for now, still follows Phillip.
Yet the mum-of-three posted a telling comment about ‘releasing negativity’ and ‘new beginnings’ shortly after his social media snub was revealed.
Holly made her first public appearance at the National Television Awards for 13 years without Phil last Tuesday.
Drama: 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
Outing: Holly made her first public appearance at the National Television Awards for 13 years without Phil last Tuesday
She went on a charm offensive with the media just hours after This Morning was criticised by viewers for its post summer comeback.
Last Monday’s show went down 200,000 in its audience figures from the previous Friday when Alison Hammond hosted with Dermot O’Leary.
Meanwhile, Phillip was seen leaving the Roebuck pub in Richmond last Monday – the same day Holly returned to This Morning following her eight week summer break.
Last month he was also spotted enjoying drinks with Vanessa Feltz at a cocktail bar in Chiswick, West London.