Mark told hosts Stephen Dixon and Dawn Neesom Holly’s “lawyers will have to come up with the goods” after news of Phillip Schofield’s affair surfaced.
Stephen began: “It’s very difficult one would imagine to actually go back on air anytime soon.”
“Look, she is a commodity for ITV,” Mark replied. “They’ve invested in her.
“Let’s think about it… the controversy when Fern Britton was ousted from the programme.”
“Phillip wanted Holly to be there. She was a bright young thing.”
He continued: “This fall out, this rift that was reported, that heralded this sort of chain of events.
“Did they all know that something was coming down the pipe…did they know that it was going to break?
“None of these things just explode simultaneously like a combustion engine.
“I mean, there was more to it, and that’s the point, we’re speculating and there’s no clarity.”
Discussing Holly’s future, Mark added: “And you’re absolutely right, what she does next and her PR advice or agents or lawyers and everything, better come up with the goods.
“They had better come up with the goods because so far the way this has been handled by the publicists involved… this is like looking for a gas leak with a match.”