This Morning host Dermot OLeary shares hidden family connection to ITV co-star

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    This Morning's Dermot O'Leary revealed a surprising connection to his ITV co-star.

    On Wednesday's Lorraine, Dermot was interviewed by host Lorraine Kelly about his new children's book titled Wings of Glory.

    When asked about his This Morning co-hosts, he claimed that they are all "very close" and even shared that is tight with their families too.

    Dermot said: "I know Holly's husband, he's one of my best friends."

    Lorraine then asked if the cast was like his "second family" and he agreed.

    Holly is married to TV producer Dan Baldwin after tying the knot in 2007.

    The pair share three children a son, Harry, 13, daughter Belle, 11, and youngest son Chester, eight.

    This comes after This Morning employees past and present have raised claims of "toxic" working culture and "bullying" to Parliament.

    Earlier this year, TV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall, managing director Kevin Lygo and general counsel and company secretary Kyla Mullins were questioned by MPs.

    They were quizzed about former presenter Phillip Schofield's departure from the show and the bullying claims.

    Dame Caroline Dinenage, chairwoman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, told Dame Carolyn: "In the month that has passed since your appearance before the committee, we have been contacted by a large number of individuals who have identified themselves as currently working or previously having worked on This Morning or as part of the wider ITV Daytime team.

    "These individuals speak with great pride about working at ITV and are hugely positive about many of their colleagues. However, they also raise claims of toxic working cultures, bullying, discrimination and harassment.

    "Your letter of June 15 encourages individuals to raise their concerns through internal or external routes, and we will make individuals aware of those options.

    "However, some of those individuals who have contacted us have described how their decision to raise concerns within ITV has led to further bullying and discrimination, and in some cases having to leave the organisation with a settlement agreement.

    "It is easy to understand why those individuals, especially where they have left ITV and do not wish to relive their traumatic experiences, do not feel capable of attempting to report their concerns, or that ITV will take them seriously."

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