Holly Willoughby “ready for legal battle with her former talent agency”

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Holly Willoughby is reportedly bracing for a legal battle with her former talent agency over money disagreement.

The This Morning presenter, 39, is taking action against the YMU group after asking for a percentage of its future earnings, despite Holly setting up her own agency Roxy.

The TV star is reportedly bracing for legal action and enjoying a plethora of support from her showbiz friends, a source telling The Sun: “She won’t be taken for a fool.”

See you in court? Holly Willoughby reportedly braces for legal battle with former talent agency over money dispute

The source told the publication, “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 was incredibly loyal to YMU for so many years, but now they’re demanding a commission on future earnings. This is madness.

The insider added that after setting up her “all-female team” Roxy, Holly is all about “empowerment” and will not “go back to the issue” if the dispute goes the legal route.

Row: This Morning presenter, 39, takes action against YMU group after they allegedly demanded a percentage of their future earnings, despite Holly setting up her own agency Roxy (pictured in 2019)

Row: This Morning presenter, 39, takes action against YMU group after they allegedly demanded a percentage of their future earnings, despite Holly setting up her own agency Roxy (pictured in 2019)

MailOnline has reached out to a representative from Holly and YMU for comment.

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

The mother of three is said to have planned to manage herself in an all-female team, after leaving the agency after 13 years.

Take action: The TV star reportedly braces for legal action and has a plethora of support from her showbiz friends, source telling The Sun: 'She won't be taken for a fool'

Take action: The TV star reportedly braces for legal action and enjoys a plethora of support from her showbiz friends, a source telling The Sun: “She won’t be taken for a fool”

She means business: 'Holly is a strong, savvy and very successful woman who works in a difficult industry - she will not be taken for a fool'

She means business: “Holly is a strong, savvy and very successful woman who works in a difficult industry – she will not be taken for a fool”

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

The YMU company, which was previously known as James Grant, has a number of big stars in the books including Ant and Dec, Graham Norton and Claudia Winkleman.

A source told the publication: “Lockdown has given him time to reflect and think about his future. In many ways it became the perfect opportunity to start from scratch, and the time for a change was right.

Drama: “It’s a real shame to see how things turned out, as she was incredibly loyal to YMU for so many years, but now they’re demanding a commission on future income. This is madness ‘

“She’s really excited about managing herself and having more of her say in day-to-day decisions.

“She has always had an incredible business acumen and is proud to be a working mom and a career woman.

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

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

Moving on: Last month it was reported that Holly left the showbiz agency 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 will be joined by a female team consisting of a personal assistant, an accountant and a journalist.

Holly’s latest career choice comes just months after announcing she was leaving 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 of her time alongside Lemon, the alter-ego of comedian Leigh Francis.

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

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

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