Phillip Schofield has released a statement addressing rumors that he and his longtime This morning co-host Holly Willoughby failed.
On yesterday’s episode (May 10) of the ITV morning show, viewers pointed out an obvious “tense” between the presenters.
Same day, Sun reported that the two “barely spoke” in front of the camera and that the problems had “robbed for a while,” according to sources.
Reply Sun On Thursday (May 11), Schofield admitted that “the past few weeks have not been easy for either of us. Like I said before, Holly is my rock.”
He continued: “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, no matter how difficult or difficult it is. And I was there for her.”
independence Willoughby’s representative has been contacted for comment.
A source told the tabloid: “Holly adores This morning and for the first time in 14 years, she made it clear that if Phil left, she would want to stay. They are separate entities.
“To those around them on set, it’s become clear lately that Holly and Phil aren’t as close as they once were.”
The source added that “backstage, their relationship has cooled down.”
Schofield recently returned to the show after a brief hiatus after his brother was found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager.
Schofield gave evidence at his brother’s trial and shared a statement on Instagram in which he denied his brother.
On returning to the show on April 17, Schofield said: “It’s great to be back.
“Thank you for your kind messages of support. It means a lot.”
This morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.