Lorraine Kelly appears to distance herself from Holly Willoughby after Phillip scandal

Lorraine Kelly has kept her distance from fellow ITV daytime presenter Holly Willoughby, following the controversy surrounding her former This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield's departure.

Earlier this year, Phillip, 61, quit the daytime show after more than 20 years, following reports of a falling out between himself and Holly. He then parted ways with ITV completely after publicly admitting to having had an 'unwise but not illegal' affair with a younger male colleague on the programme.

Both the show itself and ITV have since found themselves embroiled in controversy amid claims of a "toxic environment" on This Morning, with the network now undergoing an internal investigation into this.

And it seems that amid all of this, Lorraine Kelly, who hosts the daily show Lorraine, which airs in the slot before This Morning, has distanced herself from her ITV co-star Holly.

During an interview with new magazine, Lorraine was asked if she had given Holly any advice during this troubling time, to which she replied: "No, no, honestly, we are so separate.

"And I haven’t been in [at work], for, gosh, you know, that’s the first time I’ve thought about work. But no, we’re just getting on with it. Honestly, I can’t really say any more than that."

It comes after it was reported that the ITV investigation, led by Jane Mulcahy KC, is yet to hear from former This Morning host Eamonn Holmes and his wife and former co-host turned Loose Women panellist, Ruth Langsford.

Now, insiders have told The Sun that Eamonn and Ruth could blow the whole review wide open if they are interviewed.

The source told the outlet: "Eamonn has extensive knowledge of the atmosphere at This Morning and has said before he thought Phil’s affair was 'covered up'

"He and Ruth were working on the show while it was going on. The fact he’s not been approached is leading to confusion as he could be key in helping engender change at ITV.

"If he and Ruth aren’t asked about what they know, it appears the investigation into This Morning and what went on may not be as thorough as people first believed it would be."

Holly Willoughby and Kevin Lygo are two of the big names who have already reeled into the investigation.

"Holly was more than happy to do what was asked of her, and explain her position, and what she knew, and what she didn't," revealed a source for The Mirror last week.

Meanwhile, ITV managing director Kevin, 65, said at the Edinburgh TV Festival: "[Jane] has been talking to everybody involved, they take your phone and look at every single text you've ever sent, email, WhatsApp. So, everything is available, lots of interviews, talking to everybody and I hope as soon as possible, but probably in September, she will make that public."

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