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JKDerry2,358 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Reports today that the team is unhappy because Phillip and Holly are the only ones to have got a pay rise for the extra half hour.

Reports where?



Whataday10,548 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
All those three stories are sourcing the Daily Star as the source of this story

I can now see why whataday didn’t mention that in his post.

That's not the reason I didn't include a link and I resent the implication that I've tried to mislead when I clearly signposted it as something that's been reported rather than solid fact.

But as far as this story is concerned the way it's written suggests it's true. They quote ITV saying they don't comment on contracts and then quote an insider saying they've been given "extra staff resources" in order to make up for the extra half hour. That smacks of the ITV spokesperson giving an official answer then speaking off record.

Even if not true it is yet another sign of the tabloids turning on Holly and Phillip and therefore worth mentioning.
Charlie Wells3,839 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Now covered on BBC News: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51414010

At risk of speculating the opening sentence of his statement could also be interpreted as a response to the negative comments that have been made in the press in recent months... "You never know what's going on in someone's seemingly perfect life, what issues they are struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing - and so you won't know what has been consuming me for the last few years."
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
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Joe6,596 posts since 9 Oct 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
I am looking forward to the day that someone's sexuality doesn't make front page news.

I do agree, though I suppose the angle on this one is that he's been married to a woman for a long time. I guess, in that respect, this could be a very helpful situation for someone having a similar experience.
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