A WOMAN who worked on “This Morning” said she was forced to quit and has now revealed how toxic it is behind the scenes.
Emily Maddick was the former news chief of the ITV daytime show but only managed to stay on for three months.
After accepting the position in September 2019, Emily claimed in December that a “culture of intimidation” prevented her from doing her job.
In submitting her resignation, the current deputy editor of Glamor Magazine said she suffered from sexism, bullying and homophobia.
Speaking farewell to ITV’s HR department, Emily wrote: “I regret to report that there is a culture of intimidation at This Morning which has on several occasions prevented me from doing my job to the best of my ability.”
“I have witnessed a number of incidents where I felt XX was being unreasonable and unkind to a producer and it created a climate of fear.
“I also heard what I perceived as sexist comments.
“I’m concerned about the mental health of my team.”
Emily wrote shine how she’d heard the rumors about Phillip Schofield, 61, and his teenage peers during her brief appearance on the show.
She said: “Did I think those in power knew about Schofield and his mistress? Yes, I think they were complicit.”
Emily also slammed the friendship between Schofield and his girlfriend Holly Willoughby, adding, “Were the king and queen of ‘kindness’, Bonhomie’s best friends, Holly and Phil, are as fun, friendly and giggly as they first appear .” Screen? No.”
This came after former colleagues Eamonn Holmes and Dr. Ranj denounced the show’s toxic culture after the Schofield scandal.
Schofield found his career soaring in just a few weeks after being forced into This Morning before leaving ITV entirely.
After an ongoing feud with co-star Holly, he left the sofa.
Just six days later, he made a shocking revelation about an affair he had with a much younger man during his marriage.
Schofield has since sat down with The Sun and revealed the moment he was involved in the affair.
The former presenter insisted he had not groomed the boy, who started work on This Morning before joining Loose Women.
Casual wife Carol McGiffin also said that rumors of the runner’s affair with Schofield were circulating last night in 2019.
Alison Hammond sobbed today as she and Dermot O’Leary broke her silence on the live broadcast of Schofield.
The pair have hosted the show since Schofield’s departure and Holly’s summer vacation.