On Wednesday's episode of This Morning, the college admission cheating scandal was once again a topic of conversation during the entertainment segment. The latest turn in the case has seen one of the most well-known parents involved - Full House actress Lori Loughlin - plead not guilty to the charges. As they discussed the other famous face in the scandal – Felicity Huffman – presenter John Barrowman had his say on the matter. John worked alongside Felicity on Desperate Housewives, and he admitted that he was surprised with her involvement. He said: "I've worked with Felicity, I was so surprised that this happened. I don’t know what they were thinking really." Rochelle Humes, who was co-presenting with John, added that she was surprised the parents thought they would be able to do it without getting caught.
John Barrowman worked alongside Felicity Huffman on Desperate Housewives
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Earlier in the week, it was revealed that if prosecutors in the case have their way, Felicity – who took a plea deal unlike Lori – will face prison time. CNN reported that the actress is likely to get a four to ten month jail sentence. The mother-of-two has been charged with fraud and bribery, and allegedly paid $15,000 (£11,000) to a fake charity, and paid for someone to fraudulently take her daughter's SATs for her in order for her to receive a high score and be accepted into university.
Felicity and her husband
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At the beginning of the month, Felicity pleaded guilty to the charges, leading to thoughts that prosecutors will recommend a prison term at the lower end of the sentencing spectrum. It is also thought that she could be handed a $20,000 (£15,000) fine. Felicity – who is mum to Sophia and Georgia - has also spoken out publically, expressing her sorrow for her actions and made it clear that her daughter didn't know anything about the scheme. She said: "My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty."
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