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Holly Willoughby ‘set for legal battle with her old talent agency’

‘She won’t be taken for a fool’: Holly Willoughby ‘set for legal battle with her old talent agency as they demand a percentage of her future earnings’

Holly Willoughby is reportedly preparing for a legal battle against her old talent agency in a row over money.

The This Morning presenter, 39, is taking action against the YMU Group after they are said to be demanding a percentage of her future earnings, despite Holly forming her own agency Roxy. 

The TV star is reported to be gearing up to take legal action and has a plethora of support from her showbiz friends, with a source telling The Sun: ‘She won’t be taken for a fool.’

See you in court? Holly Willoughby is reportedly preparing for a legal battle against her old talent agency in a row over money

The source told the publication: ‘Holly is a strong, savvy, very successful woman working in a tough industry — she won’t be taken for a fool.

‘It’s a real shame how things have turned out, as she was incredibly loyal to YMU for many years, but now they are demanding commission on future earnings. It is madness.’ 

The insider went on to add that after setting up her ‘all-female team’ Roxy, Holly is all about ’empowerment’ and will not ‘roll over on the matter’ should the row go down the legal route.

Row: The This Morning presenter, 39, is taking action against the YMU Group after they are said to be demanding a percentage of her future earnings, despite Holly forming her own agency Roxy (pictured in 2019)

Row: The This Morning presenter, 39, is taking action against the YMU Group after they are said to be demanding a percentage of her future earnings, despite Holly forming her own agency Roxy (pictured in 2019)

MailOnline have contacted a representative of Holly and YMU for comment.   

Last month it was reported that Holly had quit the showbiz agency that she shares with This Morning co-star Phillip Schofield. 

The mum-of-three is said to have made plans to manage herself within an all-female team, after leaving the agency after 13 years.

Taking action: The TV star is reported to be gearing up to take legal action and has a plethora of support from her showbiz friends, with a source telling The Sun : 'She won't be taken for a fool'

Taking action: The TV star is reported to be gearing up to take legal action and has a plethora of support from her showbiz friends, with a source telling The Sun : ‘She won’t be taken for a fool’

She means business: 'Holly is a strong, savvy, very successful woman working in a tough industry — she won’t be taken for a fool'

She means business: ‘Holly is a strong, savvy, very successful woman working in a tough industry — she won’t be taken for a fool’

The Sun reported at the time that the star made the huge career decision after the coronavirus lockdown gave her time to reflect on her future.

The company YMU, who were previously known as James Grant, have a number of big name stars on the books including Ant and Dec, Graham Norton and Claudia Winkleman.

A source told the publication: ‘Lockdown has given her time to reflect and think about her future. In many ways, it has become the perfect opportunity to start afresh and it was just time for a change. 

Drama: ‘It’s a real shame how things have turned out, as she was incredibly loyal to YMU for many years, but now they are demanding commission on future earnings. It is madness’

‘She is really excited about managing herself and having more say over decisions on a day-to-day basis.

‘She has always had such incredible business sense and is proud to be a working mum and career woman.’

The insider went on to say that Holly’s career decision was the ‘logical next step’ after she hoped to develop a ‘better work-life balance.’

Moving on: Last month it was reported that Holly had quit the showbiz agency that she shares with This Morning co-star Phillip Schofield  (pictured in 2020)

Moving on: Last month it was reported that Holly had quit the showbiz agency that she shares with This Morning co-star Phillip Schofield  (pictured in 2020) 

It is said that Holly’s career will be controlled by her new company Roxy Management, where she be joined by a female team consisting of a personal assistant, accountant and publicist.

Holly’s latest career choice comes just months after she announced that she was quitting Celebrity Juice after 12 years. 

She confirmed the news in May with a heartfelt Instagram post in which she insisted she only had happy memories from her time alongside Lemon, the alter-ego of comedian Leigh Francis. 

Going it alone: The mum-of-three is said to have made plans to manage herself within an all-female team, after leaving the agency after 13 years (pictured in May)

Going it alone: The mum-of-three is said to have made plans to manage herself within an all-female team, after leaving the agency after 13 years (pictured in May)