Holly Willoughby defends Lily James and Dominic West as new photos emerge of him touching actress’ lower back

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Holly Willoughby has defended Lily James and married Dominic West as new photos of the actor touching Lily’s lower back have emerged.

The 39 year old This Morning presenter shared her views on Wednesday 14 October’s instalment of the ITV daytime show.

As she discussed the kissing photos with Vanessa Feltz, Deidre Sanders, Matthew Wright and her co-host Phillip Schofield, Holly insisted viewers shouldn't judge the pair, as they put on a cosy display in Italy over the weekend.

She said: “Are we too quick to judge here because we’ve seen this pictures and I do understand, however, we don’t know. We don’t know what was going on there, we don’t know why they made that decision to come out.

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“Is it fair for us to sit here now and have this conversation?”

Holly’s comments come as more photographs of 50 year old Dominic and 31 year old Lily’s time in Rome, Italy emerged.

New photos, which appear to have been taken on the same day as the previous snaps, show the pair looking around a church in the Italian capital.

Dominic was seen resting his hand on Lily’s lower back as the pair walked through the church and marvelled at the artefacts within it.

The actors, who are set to star in a TV adaption of the novel The Pursuit of Love, were stood very close to one another as the strolled through the church as they were accompanied by a friend.


Dominic, Lily and the woman were all seen wearing coverings over their faces as they walked through the church in Rome, as The Affair star Dominic carried a white carrier bag with red hearts on.

The pair appeared to be enjoying the trip as they soaked in the sights as one snap shows the pair looking up at the ceiling as Dominic, who has since insisted his marriage to his wife Catherine Fitzgerald is strong, points upwards.

The newly released images come after the pair were photographed kissing as they dined at an Al Fresco restaurant in Rome.

After the release of the pictures, Dominic put on a defiant display with his wife outside their Wiltshire home.


Dominic and 49 year old Catherine, who have been married for ten years, shared a kiss as they posed in front of cameras before the actor read out a short statement.

He said: “Our marriage is strong and we are very much still together. Thank you, Catherine and Dominic.”

Catherine carried the handwritten note in her hand, which they later left on the stone wall outside their house.

However, it has since been claimed that the couple are set for a “difficult conversation”.

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A friend of the couple said: “There are some difficult conversations to be had, but those will take place behind closed doors.

“For now she was happy to display a show of unity and will always put her family first.”

While another friend linked to the pair said: “I saw those pictures today. I don't know what's going on. Catherine is very direct. There's no nonsense with her.

“She's always been kind and sweet but she doesn't take crap. I think anyone who knows her would say that. She's a very cool person. I just hope she's ok,” they told Mail Online.

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