Holly Willoughby braces for tough money legal battle with her former talent agency

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HOLLY Willoughby braces for a legal battle with his former management agency in a bitter war over money.

The This Morning star, 39, is furious with YMU – which represents stars such as Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield and Claudia Winkleman – after allegedly trying to claim 15% of her future earnings, although Holly recently launched her own agency, Roxy.

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Holly Willoughby braces for legal battle with former management agencyCredit: Rex Features
This Morning host is furious that YMU wants to claim 15% of her future earnings5
This Morning host is furious that YMU wants to claim 15% of her future earningsCredit: Rex Features

The presenter is said to have the backing of many celebrities who feel she shouldn’t be paying for jobs she has secured herself.

Tonight, a source said: “Holly is a strong, savvy and very successful woman who works in a tough industry – she won’t be taken for a fool.

“It’s such a shame to see how things turned out, as she has been incredibly loyal to YMU for so many years, but now they are demanding a commission on future profits. This is madness.

“She has never signed a binding contract with them – and they haven’t joined the professional body called PMA which represents actors and agencies – so she doesn’t understand why she should pay them for the jobs she is doing. she got.

Holly left YMU, which also represents Phillip Schofield, after 13 years5
Holly left YMU, which also represents Phillip Schofield, after 13 yearsCredit: Rex Features
She then founded Roxy Management - an all-female organization
She then founded Roxy Management – an all-female organization

“Holly created Roxy with an all-female team. She’s all about empowerment, and even if it becomes legal, she won’t be coming back to it.

Last month, Sun Sunday revealed that the star, who co-hosted Dancing on Ice, was leaving YMU after 13 years.

A spokeswoman for Holly declined to comment.

YMU also works with Claudia Winkleman and Ant and Dec5
YMU also works with Claudia Winkleman and Ant and DecCredit: Getty

Holly Willoughby quits the showbiz agency she shared with This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield and starts her own talent agency

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