HOLLY Willoughby was left outraged on today’s This Morning when Dermot O’Leary accidentally revealed his and Alison Hammond’s special treatment from producers.
The 47-year-old star took over as co-host of Fridays instalments of the daytime show earlier this year – with he and Alison controversially replacing Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
But Dermot appeared on the programme as a guest today, speaking to Holly and Phillip Schofield about his new book – and promptly let slip that he and Alison have more sway over their food segments than they do.
Holly, 40, was visibly outraged when Dermot said that each week they are given the choice of one or two cooking features on the show, something that she and Phil don’t get a say in.
Phil kicked off the interview by asking Dermot how he is finding his Fridays, with the star replying: “I am having the best time – it’s a lot of fun, isn’t it?
“It’s a big old juggernaut, two and a half hours, but Alison is wonderful and the crew is great. And so much food!”
Holly quipped in response: “Why do you think I have been here for 10 years? You just get to eat lots of delicious things!”
Dermot further explained: “Whenever I have my briefing call on a Wednesday they’re like: ‘So do you want to do one hit of food or two hits?'”
Before he could finish speaking, Holly interrupted as she exclaimed: “Erm, is that an option?!”
Seemingly looking at the crew off-camera, she added: “Two hits always!”
Phil also seemed shocked, raising his eyebrows as he asked: “We’ve never been asked that – how come we’ve never been asked that?”
Holly squealed: “I don’t know – but from now on!!”
Trying to change the touchy topic of conversation, Dermot chuckled: “You want your main course and a dessert, don’t you?
“But me and Alison are great – we are still getting to know each other but we’re having the best time.”
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Friday’s instalment of This Morning does usually have two cooking segments, whereas Monday – Thursdays episodes that are hosted by Holly and Phil normally only have one towards the end of the show, although there have been two on occassion.
Today, the pair were joined by Phil Vickery as he made a delicious pie, which the stars were excited to tuck into.
Dermot and Alison received a mixed reaction from fans when it was announced that they were replacing long-time Friday hosts Eamonn and Ruth last year.
However, they have proven to be a success and boosted This Morning’s viewing figures by 44%.