Ruth Langsford ‘refusing peace talks with Holly Willoughby’ amid ‘too deep’ feud

Loose Women star Ruth Langsford is reportedly refusing to hold peace talks with This Morning's Holly Willoughby after the fallout from the Phillip Schofield scandal.

In the wake of Phil's May departure from ITV after he confessed to having a relationship with a much younger male colleague, Ruth's husband Eamonn Holmes launched a series of scathing attacks on ex-colleague, Holly, 42.

Now, with reports Holly would like to clear the air with 63-year old Ruth, it appears the feeling isn't mutual.

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An insider told Bella: "Holly is doing her best to learn from mistakes and clean up this toxic mess. She is aware that she may come across as rude to a few people on the show – including Ruth."

The source added that Holly would "never want Ruth to think she has any ill will towards her", claiming she has been willing to offer an olive branch to Ruth for a number of weeks.

"People on the show think it’s too little, too late," they continued. "The feud runs deeper than Holly seems to understand – it’s going to take a lot for Ruth to forgive and forget.

After the source revealed Ruth would like to "stay out" of any peace talks because the "damage has been done", they continued: "She [Ruth] wishes Holly nothing but the best and will always be civil and professional – but it doesn’t feel right to just suddenly forgive and forget."

Earlier on Wednesday, meanwhile, it was reported that Eamonn and Dr Ranj Singh are set to face their former employer at ITV as part of an investigation into Phillip.

Another insider claimed to The Sun on Sunday that the investigation will take 12 weeks to complete and will invite the assistance of all the current and former employees to come forward with information.

Current This Morning hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary will also be interviewed along with Phil's former co-host Holly.

It is understood that Jane Mulcahy KC is leading the independent inquiry for ITV which was ordered by ITV boss Carolyn McCall after Phillip admitted lying to cover up his affair.

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