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M&S gives Holly Willoughby a new two-year deal after Phillip Schofield was axed from We Buy Any Car


M&S gives Holly Willoughby a new two-year deal after Phillip Schofield was axed from his £1m We Buy Any Car adverts

  • The TV presenter will continue to be an ambassador for the British firm
  • It comes as Phillip Schofield was dropped as the face of We Buy Any Car
  • The pair faced backlash for avoiding the 12-hour line by using their press pass 

Marks & Spencer has extended its seven-figure contract with Holly Willoughby – despite accusations that she jumped the queue to see the Queen’s lying-in-state.

The TV presenter, 41, will continue to be an ambassador for the firm for at least two years, it confirmed.

It comes as her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield, 60, was dropped as the face of We Buy Any Car – a deal that reportedly earned him more than £1 million.

The pair, who deny queue-jumping or taking anyone’s place, faced a backlash for avoiding the 12-hour line by using their press accreditation at Westminster Hall in London last month.

Posing: The TV presenter, 41, will continue to be an ambassador for the firm for at least two years, it confirmed

Posing: The TV presenter, 41, will continue to be an ambassador for the firm for at least two years, it confirmed

Deal: It comes as her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield, 60, was dropped as the face of We Buy Any Car – a deal that reportedly earned him more than £1 million

Deal: It comes as her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield, 60, was dropped as the face of We Buy Any Car – a deal that reportedly earned him more than £1 million

Controversy: Phillip and Holly were the subject of online abuse in the wake of the claims they skipped the queue to see the Queen lying in state

Controversy: Phillip and Holly were the subject of online abuse in the wake of the claims they skipped the queue to see the Queen lying in state

M&S said: ‘We have extended our contract with Holly, and we will continue to work with her.’

A source close to Ms Willoughby, who has her own clothes range in the store, said: ‘Holly has been amazing for Marks & Spencer and has their full support.’

She has been assured by ITV that her This Morning job is safe after 75,000 people signed a petition calling for her and Schofield to be axed.

Sources close to Ms Willoughby fear that ITV was briefing against her. Some insiders believe it gave Schofield more support as he is signed to influential talent agency YMU.

The Sun reported yesterday that We Buy Any Car was shooting ads next week without Schofield. But the second-hand car firm said his role was always going to end after five years.

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