The rumor mill has once again flared up involving Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Earlier this week, it was reported that This morning The co-hosts’ relationship became strained and they “barely spoke” in front of the camera.
Schofield admits that the “last few weeks have not been easy”, but is keen to pour water on the statements, stating: “We are best friends – as always, she is a worthy supporter. amazing on screen, behind the scenes and on the phone. Holly has always been there for me, hard or hard. And I was there for her.”
Stay tuned for the latest updates as Holly and Phil return to their roles today
Willoughby has yet to respond to the new claims – but this is not the first time the pair have been reported to be at odds. On Monday (May 15), the couple returned to host their first show. This morning since the report appeared.
Below is a timeline of Schofield and Willoughby’s working relationship, as well as the ups and downs both have endured along the way. independence Willouhgby has been contacted for comment.
2006 – Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby began a working relationship after logging into the ITV competition Dancing on ice.
2009 – Schofield clashed with him afterwards This morning co-host Fern Britton. As stated in Schofield’s 2020 memoir Life is what you make itBritton accused him of “interfering” with the day’s content, forcing him to “calmly” tell her: “Please don’t do that to me again.”
2009 – Fern Britton gives up This morning. In her statement, she referred to the show’s team in general without specifically naming Schofield, who stated in her book that their front row was “the point at which she decided she didn’t want to” participate. program again. It is thought she is paid £250,000 a year less than Schofield.
2009 – Willoughby joins This morningreplace Britton.
2011 – Willoughby gives up Dancing on ice, left Schofield to co-host with Christine Lampard.
two thousand and thirteen – Schofield told Heat that he and Britton are “not really” in touch anymore. Britton also talked about their working relationship with Online email: “Like Morecambe and Wise, we chose not to live in each other’s pockets. We’re a great career partner, but we’ve never been on vacation together.”
August 2017 – It has been announced that Willoughby will return Dancing on ice after reportedly getting a £200,000 raise to match Schofield’s salary. It is also reported that Willoughby received a raise from This morning bosses to match Schofield’s annual salary of between £600,000 and £700,000. Until then, Willoughby is believed to have been paid £200,000 less than Schofield.
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January 2018 – Willoughby is back Dancing on ice broadcast on ITV.
August 2018 – Willoughby is revealed as Anthony McPartlin’s replacement on I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! with Declan Donnelly, after his ex announced a year-long break from performing.
October 2018 – Rumors of a rivalry between Schofield and Britton resurfaced when, in This morningon the show’s 30th anniversary episode, the latter stated that she was not invited to the show’s Bafta Awards. “Congratulations on the Bafta,” she said, adding: “That was amazing and brilliant. I really wanted to go there but I didn’t get an invitation.” Schofield pointed out that she was performing on stage in Scotland at the time of the event, but Britton replied: “I wasn’t there on Monday night – I should have been but I wasn’t invited.” This prompted Schofield to write on Twitter that Britton had “amnesia” and would be welcome to attend.
April 2019 – Schofield seemed to let down Ruth Langsford, who appeared on This morning to preview the next episodes of Loose women she is giving a presentation. While introducing the episode’s themes, Schofield cut her off, stating, “Guys, we’re going to have to jump in there and stop you, I’m afraid since we’re a little tight on time here this last part. Thank you, Ruth.” Langsford was unimpressed and replied, “Well, I only have two more words to say.”
June 2019 – Schofield responded to reports that he blocked Amanda Holden from securing several celebrity presentation roles. One report alleges that Schofield labeled Britain’s Got Talent rated as “difficult to manage” and that he was “actively campaigning” for Rochelle Humes to get the gig as co-host of his independent show even though Holden was told the job is hers. It is also assumed that Holden has been informed that she will be replacing McPartlin on I am a famous persononly to be alleged that her booking was intercepted by Schofield.
December 2019 – The first claims of a rift between Schofield and Willoughby are reported. The pair are said to be entangled in a “toxic” rift and it is reported that Schofield is jealous of his co-host. I am a famous person temporary. In a press launch for a new series Dancing on ice, Willoughby told reporters: “You can’t watch TV as much as we do together without starting.” It is also alleged that Ruth Langsford filed a complaint about Schofield with ITV bosses.
February 2020 – Schofield came out as gay before one episode This morning, then Willoughby, sharing a photo of herself next to Schofield, writing on Instagram: “Never have I been more proud of my friend than I am today.” In the episode, the pair discuss Schofield’s decision to come out, with Willoughby telling him, “I know it’s something that you’ve lived with, it’s an inner conflict, for a long time.”
November 2021 – Willoughby denies claims that she had a rift with Schofield on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place audio files. no controversy.” She described the 2018 reports as “a particularly difficult time”, adding: “But I think and I remember this conversation with Phil at the time, it was like: ‘ But we know.’ I have to believe that, as long as you know the truth, everything will be fine.”
February 2022 – Eamonn Holmes attacks Schofield after he and his wife Langsford were replaced in Friday’s episode This morning by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary. He said Schofield was “warlike” and accused him of “rejecting people”. Speaking of the rumored rift with Langsford, Holmes later said: “It’s up to Ruth to say how she feels, but I feel hurt for her.”
September 2022 – Schofield and Willoughby were criticized for seemingly causing the public to jostle in line while filming a segment for This morning about Queen Elizabeth II located in the state. ITV defended the couple, who settled the controversy in an episode the following week.
April 2023 – Schofield went on the air weeks after his brother Timothy was found guilty of 11 child sex offenses between October 2016 and October 2019, including two acts of sex with a child em. Schofield, who has publicly turned down his siblings, thanked viewers for their “kind messages and support” upon his return.
11 months of 2023 – Schofield responds to another statement of defeat with Willoughby. The presenter said that, although the “last few weeks have not been easy for either of us”, he considers Willoughby his “rock”. He added: “We are best friends – as always, she is an incredible supporter on screen, behind the scenes and on the phone. Holly has always been there for me, hard or hard. And I was there for her.”
May 14, 2021 – ITV confirms Willoughby and Schofield will show the next episode of This morningairs on Monday, May 15, as usual despite claims of feud.