Eamonn Holmes has claimed that Holly Willoughby is ‘using’ Alison Hammond as he insisted their unexpected friendship would ‘never have happened two years ago.’
In a bombshell interview for GB News, the former This Morning host, 63, slammed the impression that the pair are suddenly close pals, insisting that for over a decade there was ‘never any contact between them.’
It comes as Eamonn also accused ITV of a ‘total cover up’ over Phillip Schofield’s affair with a This Morning colleage, which he admitted to on Friday in a shocking statement.
Speaking to Dan Wootton, Eamonn insisted that the idea that Holly is friends with Alison is ‘nonsense,’ claiming that the presenter ‘liked mixing in circles, which she thought would open doors for her.’
He added: ‘And they’re always seen I mean, this nonsense that goes on that Holly Willoughby now has Alison Hammond as her best friend, and it’s Alison Hammond’s birthday party and Alison Hammond goes to Holly Willoughby select night out with her friends.
‘This wouldn’t have happened two years ago. You kidding? Alison has been on that program 13 years.
‘And I’m sure there was very little contact between her and the presenters. But then it all changed. They use people just use other people. It’s disgusting. And it’s tolerated.
Alison and Holly co-hosted This Morning together for the first time last month, and were lauded by viewers for their chemistry.