Dr Ranj Singh declared in a now-deleted tweet that he has’receipts’ amid accusations that This Morning was ‘poison’ behind the scenes.
Over the weekend, the healthcare professional went up about his experience on the show in the aftermath of Schofield’s confession that he had an affair with a young, nameless male colleague behind the scenes, which he characterised as ‘unwise but not illegal’.
Singh addressed the poisonous atmosphere behind the cameras in a long speech, revealing that he had approached ITV executives with his concerns before finding himself ‘utilised less and less’ on the show.
Earlier today, Schofield appeared to address the alleged toxicity, saying that there is ‘no toxicity’ and claimed that individuals who contributed to the drama had a ‘grudge’ against him or the programme.
Having none of it, the doctor took to Instagram and Twitter, where he simply wrote: ‘Oh honey… I have receipts.’
The tweet and Instagram post have now been deleted; Singh did not elaborate on what he meant by receipts or to whom he was referencing.
Schofield announced his departure from This Morning earlier this month, after more than 20 years on the show, amid rumours of a feud with close colleague Willoughby.
Following his resignation, he issued a shocking statement on Friday, admitting to having a ‘consensual relationship’ with a young colleague while still married to his wife, Stephanie Lowe – and lying to ITV executives and other colleagues about the nature of their connection.
He also revealed his intention to leave ITV and his planned presenting position at the British Soap Awards, while his talent agency, YMU, dismissed him.
Following the discovery, a number of former and current ITV stars, including Eamonn Holmes and Piers Morgan, have spoken out.
On Sunday, Singh claimed that he was’managed out’ of raising concerns about the ‘toxicity’ with senior staff members.
Despite claiming that he was ignorant of the facts behind Schofield’s behaviour, he stated that “the issues with This Morning go far beyond him.” It takes more than one individual to build a culture’.
He added: ‘There are some good people in TV, but we need to be brave and stand up to those who aren’t. Even if it’s scary as hell, we have to do the right thing otherwise nothing will change.
‘I sincerely hope something good comes from all this.
Schofield was quick to slam any talk of ‘toxicity’, and insisted that This Morning is ‘the best show to work on’.
‘Now I no longer work on This Morning I am free to say this,’ he announced in a follow-up message on Instagram today.
‘I hope you have noticed that it’s the same handful of people with a grudge against me or the show who seem to have the loudest voice.
‘This Morning IS the best show to work on, with the best people. In all the years I worked there there was no toxicity. You can listen to those persistently loud voices if you like.
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‘But the thousands of guests over the years, thousands of staff and crew, hundreds of presenters and contributors all know, it IS a family of wonderful, talented, kind, hard working people.’
In response, an ITV spokesperson said: ‘We are sorry to read Dr Ranj’s post today. At ITV we are fully committed to providing every opportunity for anyone who works with us to raise any concern or comments they may have.
‘Following a complaint made by Dr Ranj, we appointed an external and independent advisor to carry out a review. This external review found no evidence of bullying or discrimination.’
Source My Celebrity Life.