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Victoria Johns & Eve Beattie

Holly Willoughby mocked by Harry Hill as 'This Morning' speech ripped apart on BBC show

Harry Hill has jumped on the bandwagon and mocked Holly Willoughby following her statement over the Phillip Schofield scandal on This Morning.

The presenter made the now infamous speech on Monday, where she asked viewers if they were ok following the Phillip Schofield scandal reports the Mirror.

Various celebrities - including Amanda Holden - have now made fun of Holly for the statement, and now the Have I Got News For You front has taken a swipe.

On Friday, the funny-man tried on the new Apple AI headset, telling viewers it allowed them to live in a "mixed reality" like "Holly Willoughby does".

He also poked fun at the mum-of-three, who featured in the picture round.

Explaining why Holly was the right answer, Harry said: "They’ve all been upset by something they’ve seen on the telly apart from Holly Willoughby who made a special statement about it and how upset she was on the telly."

Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop also mocked the presenter as Paul asked his pal: "Did you feel let down, Ian?" with the panellist responding: "I was just wondering if that was a cocktail: shaken, let down. I think the audience doesn’t feel anything except, well, 'This is quite interesting, unlike the show normally.'"

The Wylde Moon owner returned to This Morning following a two-week hiatus after her former co-host Phil admitted to having an "unwise but not illegal" affair with a young runner on the show.

Following the drama, there were doubts on whether the Feel the Fear host would return to the daytime TV drama.

However, Holly rocked up in the studio, wearing an angelic white dress as she told herself to 'take a deep breath' before saying: "Firstly, are you OK? I hope so.

“You, me and all of us at This Morning gave our love and support to someone who was not telling the truth. Who acted in a way that they themselves felt that they had to resign from ITV and step down from a career that they loved. That is a lot to process.

“And it’s equally hard to see the toll that it’s taken on their own mental health. I think what unites us all now is a desire to heal for the health and wellbeing of everyone. I hope that as we start this new chapter and get back to a place of warmth and magic that this show holds for all of us, we can find strength in each other.”

Some, including Piers Morgan thought Holly did the best she could in the testing circumstances, however others thought the speech was disingenuous.

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