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Kirsten McStay

Alison Hammond 'really upset' after Eamonn Holmes' dig about friendship with Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby wants to put things right with This Morning colleague Alison Hammond after she was dragged into her feud with Eamonn Holmes, it has been claimed.

Former This Morning presenter Eamonn accused Holly of "faking" her friendship with Alison in a bombshell interview, suggesting that their "sudden" closeness "wouldn't have happened 13 years ago", writes The Mirror.

The 63-year-old made the claim whilst on GB News as he addressed the scandal surrounding Phillip Schofield, who admitted to having an affair with a young male colleague while on the ITV show.

Alison Hammond was heartbroken to be mentioned by Eamonn Holmes as he took a swipe at Holly Willoughby (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Eamonn said that it was "disgusting" that Holly was "using" Alison and his brutal remarks made things awkward on set. But Holly, who is still presenting the ITV show, is said to be keen to smooth things over with Alison, who is said to be devastated by what's gone on.

A source told Heat magazine: "The last thing Holly wants is to fall out with Alison over this. Alison was really upset by her name getting mentioned in his interview. She’s heartbroken that Eamonn would drag her into this. She’s always got on with Holly."

Eamonn said he doesn't buy the mum-of-three's friendship with Alison who has been on This Morning for 13 years.

Speaking to Dan Wootton late last month, he said: "This nonsense about Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond as her best friend and [Holly] was at Alison's birthday party...Alison Hammond goes to Holly Willoughby's select nights out with her friends...

Eamonn said he doesn't believe the 'sudden' friendship between the pair (GB News)

"This wouldn't have happened two years ago. Are you kidding? Alison Hammond has been on the programme 13 years and I'm sure there was very little contact between her and the presenters.

"People just use other people and it's disgusting."

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