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Amanda Holden's husband 'quits' role of director at agency which represented her and Phillip Schofield

Amanda Holden's husband Chris Hughes has stepped down as the director of the talent agency which represents her and ITV colleague Simon Cowell.

It's the same agency which sensationally dropped Phillip Schofield last month.

YMU sacked the former 61-year-old This Morning presenter Phil following the bombshell announcement he was having an affair with a younger male colleague and had lied about it to his bosses, co-stars and friends.

According to reports in the Mirror, Chris, whose wife had a falling out with the former television host, has resigned from the company. The agency is also said to have called in trusted advisers to explore financial restructuring.

The agency, which still represents Amanda and her Britain's Got Talent boss Cowell, made a loss of £4.8million and still has net liabilities of £74.7million according to latest figures in its accounts.

Chris, 69, is reportedly one of ten directors who have quit the company in the last three years according to the MailOnline who report he quit on April 18, just weeks before Phillip Schofield was cast aside. Mirror Online have approached YMU for comment.

Amanda hasn't held back on her thoughts about the ITV fallout as she reportedly made a dig at Holly on Heart FM too. (Heart Breakfast)

Amanda, who also hosts on Heart FM, hasn't held back on her thoughts about Phillip following their famous 'fall out' when working together on This Morning for a short stint.

When Phillip was asked how he found working with her, he told Heat magazine: "She kept me on my toes.

"She has a faulty edit button and she forgets she's on the telly, which is enormously endearing and funny, but occasionally quite scary."

Things took a bitter turn three years later Holly Willoughby was flown off to the Australian jungle to present I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! leaving Phil needing a co-host.

Reports in The Sun suggested Amanda thought she was set to replace Holly, but the offer was reportedly withdrawn last minute as she lost out on the role because of Phil who favoured Rochelle Humes as she was "easier to manage."

MailOnline have also claimed the company have now appointed the consultants AlixPartners to perform an independent business review. Company boss Mary Bekhait reportedly sent an email to staff earlier this month citing "economic conditions" as the reason.

"Like all businesses that rely on live entertainment, music and sport, we were impacted by the pandemic and obviously economic conditions are tough at the moment," it reportedly read.

It went on to say that the business has recently signed some major new talent, fan-favourite model Emily Ratajkowski and IT girl and pal of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton.

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