This Morning’s Phillip Schofield hits back in brutal swipe after Amanda Holden ‘feud’
This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield has addressed reports about his bad blood with former co-star Amanda Holden.
The 57-year-old took to social media after a source claimed Phillip had pushed for Rochelle Humes, 30, to present alongside him instead of Amanda last Christmas, which had caused friction between the pair.
Phillip wrote: “The end of another really sad weekend.
“When you try for 35 years to be the easiest, most fun person to work with and you read such hurtful and wildly untrue stories from nameless ‘sources’.
“Obviously I’ll take it on the chin. I just hope you know me better.”
A source had told the Sun: “Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle Humes to get the job despite Amanda being more experienced — and having been told privately she’d got the gig.
“She feels Phil unfairly used his powers of persuasion.
“She was told he’d chosen Rochelle because she was easier to ‘manage’ on air – and understandably that incensed her.”
Amanda also sparked rumours she and Phillip didn’t get along after taking a savage dig at him when talking on Heart FM earlier this month.
After being asked what three things she wouldn’t like to find in her house, she said: “Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield”.
A representative for This Morning has said in light of the claims: “Presenter line ups on This Morning change regularly and final decisions on these line ups are made by producers and not the presenters.
“Phillip Schofield is a much loved broadcaster and part of the ITV family. He is a consummate professional and held in high regard at ITV.”
This Morning continues today at 10.30am on ITV.
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