Celebrity / 15-12-2019

Phillip Schofield admits ITV feud rumours caused tension after Ruth Langsford complaint

Phil Schofield has lashed out at claims he was feuding with his co-star Holly Willoughby as he called her the sister he had never had

Phillip Schofield admits ITV feud rumours caused tension after Ruth Langsford complaint

Phillip Schofield shut down the rumours he was feuding with Holly Willoughby, insisting he won't let them ruin Christmas after reports of a 'toxic' atmosphere behind the scenes at ITV.

But he has admitted the staff at This Morning were affected by the claims, revealing "they were like, "what the hell?'."

It was claimed the telly star was incredibly jealous of his partner's success, including her once-in-a-lifetime stint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

But the presenter, 57, rubbished any claims of envy when he was grilled over any tensions bubbling away between the duo on the set of This Morning.

Instead, the This Morning star declared Holly was the sister he never had as he insisted their friendship was stronger than ever.

Speaking at the launch of Dancing On Ice, Phil told The Mail On Sunday : "Can you imagine a feud between us ever happening? It's not as if we have to defend anything.

Phillip Schofield fires back at feud as he calls Holly Willoughby the sister he never had

"It's a shame… We are so open on the show, we are so open online and we go on holiday together. Holly is the sister I never had, we think at the same speed. It's so organic… it's a shame.

"Everyone who knows us, I mean, everyone at This Morning was like, 'What the hell?' The atmosphere in our studio is so wonderful, there's such a lovely team. Everyone is lovely."

It's claimed the telly star was incredibly jealous of his partner's success including her once-in-a-lifetime stint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here

Phil drew attention to the fact he and Holly often holiday together with their families as they choose to spend time together while not on set.

They also have a shared penchant for tequila and partying the night away.

Rumours of a rift between Holly and Phil have been stirring for weeks.

Rumours of a rift between Holly and Phil have been stirring for weeks

Phil is also said to have fallen out with Ruth Langsford as of late.

The presenter has had a number of headline-grabbing feuds with stars from Amanda Holden to Fern Britton.

ITV has dismissed rumours of a "toxic atmosphere" on This Morning as "malicious gossip", insisting there's no issue between Phillip and his co-host Holly.

Ruth Langsford, left, allegedly lodged an official complaint against Phil after he interrupted her live on air in April

"It's deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this sort of malicious gossip," said a spokeswoman for the broadcaster.

"Phillip is a much respected broadcaster and colleague and this is absolutely not a description of This Morning that we recognise.

"Holly and Phil are great friends both on and off screen and are popular among viewers and colleagues alike."

Amanda Holden savaged Phil once again as she backed Ruth's alleged complaint

But Amanda Holden - who has previously confirmed beef with Schofe - stirred the tension earlier this month when she said Ruth's alleged official complaint lodged against Phillip would have opened a tin of worms.

"Listen, I've drawn a line under all those issues with Phillip," she told her Heart Breakfast listeners.

"Well I'm just gonna say that I really admire anyone that sticks up for themselves because it is not an easy thing to do.

"There is a tin opener and there's a can somewhere and other people have found the tin opener. That's all I'm saying," she added savagely.



15-12-2019 02:45, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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