This morning’s host Holly Willoughby could be standing in line for an ITV raise while her legal battle with her former executives continues.
Management company YMU claims it is entitled to 15% of Holly’s salary as part of a sunset clause after representing her for 13 years.
Holly is said to be adamant that she doesn’t have to pay her.
And now ITV bosses fear Holly would rather leave This Morning than give them some of her income.
To quit host Holly Willoughby this morning?
Insiders claim ITV is concerned that if the dispute is not resolved in their favor, Holly will leave.
As a result, it was reported that the station is ready to offer Holly a huge salary increase for the stay.
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The insider added that Holly didn’t ask for it.
They hope the situation can be resolved amicably – but they have agreed a last resort plan to raise their salary if it is to reach crisis levels.
A source said: “Holly’s YMU franchise caused some serious concern at ITV because they know how adamant she is that she doesn’t have to pay for it.
“They hope the situation can be resolved amicably – but they have agreed on a last resort plan to raise their salary if it is to reach crisis levels.”
Has Holly asked for a raise?
The insider added ITV hadn’t had a conversation with Holly about it.
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And that the blonde presenter “would never dream” of asking for a raise.
“You haven’t had a conversation with Holly about it and she would never dream of asking for a raise,” they added.
How long has Holly been this morning?
Holly joined This Morning in 2009 when YMU was representing her.
As such, she has stood alongside co-host Phillip Schofield for 12 years.
She has now set up her own management company, Roxy Management.
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