Kim Woodburn has launched another blistering attack on Holly Willoughby, calling on the presenter to be sacked from This Morning.
The former cleaner, 81, appeared on GB News on Monday, when she was asked for her thoughts on the scandal engulfing This Morning after Phillip Schofield’s revelations that he lied about his affair with a much younger man.
As Dan Wootton noted that Holly has asked to relaunch the show next Monday on her own, Woodburn replied: ‘I bet she does that little b***h, I bet she does.’
She added: ‘In all the years she’s been on that show she has never taken part, all we hear is “oh Phillip” hahaha.
‘She aided and abetted him to take a big salary, get shot of that little b***h. Wimpy, wimpy little woman, she will not be missed.’
‘Get shot of that little b***h!’: Kim Woodburn launched another blistering attack on Holly Willoughby during Monday’s GB News calling on the presenter to be sacked from This Morning
Woodburn – who has launched several attacks on Schofield and Willoughby in recent days – went on to give her opinion on whether This Morning should be axed.
She mused: ‘I have very mixed emotions about that. A nice morning show with families and mums sitting there is a nice thing…
‘This show is so tainted and gross. I don’t want to see it go off but I think it should.
‘I think it should come back in a different format with different people. It’s been so ruined by Schofield but let’s not give up and let’s start again.
‘It should be taken off, and reviewed, and a decent show put back on.’
MailOnline has contacted Willoughby’s representatives for comment.
Former This Morning host Eamonn Holmes echoed Woodburn’s sentiments as he appeared on GB News, saying he does not think Willoughby will return to the This Morning sofa and called on her to follow Schofield ‘close out the door’.
He also weighed in on ‘toxicity’ claims at This Morning, saying that Schofield was ‘so rude’ and ‘Holly doesn’t know people’s names either’.
Returning? Former host Eamonn Holmes echoed Woodburn’s sentiments as he appeared on GB News, saying he does not think Willoughby will return to the This Morning sofa
Predicting that Willoughby will not return to the show – from which she is taking a break for the half-term holidays – he added: ‘I don’t think you will ever see Holly Willoughby back on the couch.’
He claimed Willoughby would be battling to protect her brand, saying : ‘There are people who are financial experts who will say this is about brand protection for her company and her advertising deals.’
Willoughby is reportedly determined to fight on to keep her spot on the sofa, despite the chaos at the programme.
She is paid £730,000 a year for the presenting gig but has a growing business empire, estimated to be worth £10 million.
She has amassed the huge fortune not only through her television portfolio, presenting the likes of I’m A Celeb and Dancing On Ice, but also through a series of lucrative brand deals from Marks and Spencer to Diet Coke.
And in 2021, she launched her own wellness and lifestyle brand Wylde Moon, akin to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.
When Schofield announced he was leaving This Morning, Willoughby wrote on Instagram that ‘the couch will seem so empty without him’.
But Holmes claimed this statement was hypocritical, saying: ‘She should be dancing on the couch, because that’s what she was looking for forever.’
Referring to Schofield’s statement yesterday rejecting claims of a toxic working culture at This Morning, Holmes said: ‘This nonsense that he wrote today about toxicity, but it’s a happy place and whatever, Holy God, what planet does this man live on?
‘He created an atmosphere where people hated him, that people would put avoid them in the corridor, he didn’t look at anybody, he didn’t know anybody’s name.
Drama: It comes amid reports that Willoughby is determined to fight on to keep her spot on the sofa, despite the ongoing chaos at the programme caused by Schofield’s revelations
‘Holly doesn’t know people’s names, either. This is legendary within the production teams, that how distant they are and how they just don’t care.’
Throughout Holmes’s interview he made a series of allegations surrounding the ongoing Schofield scandal, which has plunged ITV into a crisis in which sponsors have pulled out of multi-million-pound deals.
Holmes, a GB News presenter, said Schofield, 61, had allowed his ‘fame and power’ to ‘corrupt’ him.
He also told how his wife Ruth Langsford is still in touch with Schofield’s ex-lover, who was described as a ‘lovely fella’, and ‘life is tough’ for him.