Holly Willoughby signs contract to remain on ITVs This Morning until 2023

Holly Willoughby has signed a bumper deal to stay on This Morning for another two years.

The 40 year old has been a firm fixture on ITV screens since 2009, where she has hosted the popular daytime show alongside her close friend Phillip Schofield.

Despite reports circulating that she was on the verge of leaving due to a bitter dispute with her former agents YMU, Holly's gig on the show is said to be "secure".

With the likes of Rochelle Humes and Alison Hammond having been reportedly discussed as her replacement, a source told The Mirror: "It seems like everybody wants that gig, but Holly is very much secured for the next two years on a rolling contract."

OK! has contacted representatives for This Morning and Holly for further comment.

It was reported earlier this year that Holly was embroiled in a £10million legal battle with her former agents YMU.

Holly's reported fallout was said to be over sunset provisions, where agents collect commission from a celebrity who has left them.

They would seek a cut if Holly's contracts with shows including This Morning and Dancing On Ice continue.

A source told The Sun at the time: "YMU seem unhappy she's set up on her own and feel entitled to maximise a sunset provision to claim commission on the renewal of contracts.

"This means, if she signed a new three-year deal with ITV worth £10million, say, they'd be entitled to around £1.5million of it.

"This commission — around 15 per cent — would continue for years and years. In theory, Holly could be 65 and still paying out hundreds of thousands."

It was previously reported that Holly was uncertain about her future on This Morning and allegedly had secret crisis talks with ITV.

It was said that the presenter's former management company were demanding £200,000 a year, and she was preparing to go to court over their "extortionate" demands.

A separate source told The Sun at the time: "This is not about the money, it's the principle of the thing.

"There has never been any question over commission on contracts that they concluded – this is about what happens moving forwards now that they aren't involved, and them trying to handcuff her for years to come. It's just not right.

"Holly left YMU to set up her own and to take back control of her own future.

Holly left the showbiz agency YMU in August last year to launch her own talent company, Roxy Management.

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