Phillip Schofield Resigns From This Morning Amid Reports Of Feuding Between Him and Co-Host Holly Willoughby

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The news we have all been waiting for has finally arrived amid continuous reports that This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have been feuding over several weeks.

Schofield said in a statement: “I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story.

“Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.

“So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially This Morning’s amazing viewers – and I’ll see you all for the Soap Awards next month.”

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Holly Willoughby also released a statement on Instagram about Schofield’s departure saying: “It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour.

“The sofa won’t feel the same without him.”

ITV’s Managing Director of Media and Entertainment, Kevin Lygo said about Schofield: “Phillip is hands down one of the best broadcasters of his generation and we thank him for his two decades worth of absolutely terrific television on the This Morning sofa.

“This Morning is made by one of the best and most diligent teams in television, who produce over 12 hours of live television each week.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Phillip starting with The British Soap Awards in June and a brand new peak time series to come.”

Holly and Phillip first co-presented This Morning together in 2009.

However, in recent months tension had grown between the duo. This comes as Phillip Schofield’s brother was also charged with child sex offences this week. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison for offences between October 2016 and October 2019, including two of sexual activity with a child, after his trial at Exeter Crown Court in April.


Published by Owanate Gad-Briggs

Writer, Journalist, Podcaster and Creator.

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