Holly Willoughby signs huge deal with M&S as Phillip's We Buy Any Car deal ends

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This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby will be working as a brand ambassador for British multinational retailer Marks & Spencer for another two years.

According to the Daily Star, This Morning host Holly Willoughby will continue working as Marks & Spencer's brand ambassador for another two years. Since 2018, the 41-year-old host has appeared as the retailer's brand ambassador, and the business has just announced that they will keep collaborating with her.

Holly Willoughby signs huge deal with M&S as Phillip's We Buy Any Car deal ends Karwai Tang

Holly and Phil are facing backlash

Her contract renewal occurs in the midst of a public outcry over unfounded claims that she and Phillip Schofield ‘jump the queue’ at the Queen's lying in state.

The presenters claimed to the audience that they had media accreditation and would never take someone else's position in a line.

Later, it was revealed that Holly and Phil were worried about their careers, despite ITV's assurances to the contrary.

Holly Willoughby signs huge deal with M&S as Phillip's We Buy Any Car deal ends David M. Benett

Despite the recent backlash surrounding Holly, Marks & Spencer has since said that they would continue to work with Holly and have renewed their deal with her. The host has been amazing for Marks & Spencer, and she has their full backing, a source revealed to MailOnline.

Phil's contract with We Buy Any Car has ended

In contrast to Holly's lucrative deal, her This Morning co-host Phillip's £1 million We Buy Any Car contract just came to an end after five-year cooperation.

Earlier this week, eagle-eyed fans noticed We Buy Any Car removed their social media profile images of Phillip. And they speculated that this might have resulted from the recent drama about 'Queuegate'.

However, the business has said that while Phil's contract has expired, this has nothing to do with Queue-gate. We Buy Any Car's spokeswoman commented on the new posters, saying:

'Webuyanycar and Phillip Schofield agreed earlier this year that the webuyanycar/Phillip Schofield campaign will come to an end in 2022, having worked together for over five years.'

Dame Carolyn McCall, the CEO of ITV, recently defended Holly and Phil, claiming they had done ‘nothing’ wrong. She explained at the RTS London Convention:

‘They did have accreditation. Lots of people saying they didn’t. They were sent by This Morning to do a piece for September 20, which ran.'

She continued, claiming that they were 'misrepresented':

‘They were to interview people inside and outside. They didn’t displace anyone in the queue. And they’ve been very misrepresented, actually.'
Holly Willoughby signs huge deal with M&S as Phillip's We Buy Any Car deal ends David M. Benett

The presenting team at This Morning is safe in their employment, according to Dame Carolyn, despite a petition to have them fired. More than 76,000 people have signed an internet petition calling for their dismissal as of right now.

Dame Carolyn explained that the duo, in fact, have never entered the venue to pay their tribute to the late monarch, but instead ‘interview people inside and outside’, obtained by Hellomagazine.

Carolyn explained the whole thing was just a 'misinformation', saying:

‘And that's why we made a statement. Unusually, we made a statement to say all of those things. But it does show you how things spread and how misinformation just spreads. And it is really horrible for them.’

She concluded that the pair remain as popular as ever with audiences:

‘I think they're highly relevant and still very topical, and I think the majority of their viewers love watching them. But there is a very shrill kind of voice against and it will hurt them.’

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