HOLLY Willoughby and Phillip Schofield each flashed massive smiles as they headed to work this morning.
The presenting duo – who’ve been on the centre of a media storm for the previous week – continued to placed on a united entrance as they refused to debate their main fall out.
Phillip Schofield flashed a smile at this timeCredit score: Click on Information and Media
Holly Willoughby additionally appeared in good spirits at this timeCredit score: Click on Information and Media
Phil’s look comes simply hours after The Solar revealed he faces the axe from This Morning.
Insiders say many consider the time is lastly up for 61-year-old Phil, who has hosted the ITV juggernaut since 2002.
This Morning’s boss Martin Frizell may be in line for the chop, in response to employees — as ITV high brass try a serious overhaul of the embattled sequence.
Nonetheless these engaged on the daytime present say they perceive that well-liked co-presenter Holly Willoughby’s job shall be protected.
A supply stated: “This Morning is getting ready for some seismic adjustments this summer season — and Phil is lined up as the primary main identify for the chop when his contract expires this summer season.
“It’s extremely unlikely he’ll be again in September.
“Plans are being drawn up for a brand new look This Morning and, in the meanwhile, Phil isn’t that includes in them. He has labored on the present for over twenty years. Many really feel it’s time for some contemporary blood.”
It comes after The Solar revealed that Phil and Holly — who sparked controversy by leaping the queue to see the Queen mendacity in state final September — are barely talking off digital camera.
Since Holly and Phil’s rift was revealed by The Solar final week, followers of the daytime present have flooded social media with requires a change.
Their temper has not gone unnoticed by ITV, who have been yesterday confronted with a near-200,000 drop in This Morning viewers in comparison with the identical day final week.
It comes because the present has been making an attempt to “hold calm and keep it up” this week within the wake of Holly and Phil’s fallout.
The 2 presenters assured bosses they might stay skilled on air and the pair have stored their phrase.
Nonetheless viewers say the strain between them is painfully apparent regardless of their greatest on-screen efforts to hide it.
After particulars of their rift was made public, The Solar revealed how Phil known as in a lawyer to assist him.
Insiders stated on the time how tensions between him and Holly had been rumbling for some time and have been worsened by Phil’s brother Timothy’s intercourse abuse trial.
The former police IT employee was discovered responsible final month of 11 sexual offences, together with two towards a toddler.
He is because of be sentenced on Friday at Bristol crown courtroom.
Following the case, Phil stated it had “not been straightforward”.
Holly joined Phil on the couch in 2009 after they have been first paired collectively three years beforehand on Dancing On Ice.
Collectively they’ve received 12 Nationwide Tv Awards and have been so shut their households went on vacation collectively practically yearly.
Holly stepped out with moist hairCredit score: Click on Information and Media
Holly and Phil have been placing on a united entranceCredit score: ITV
Holly has been carrying on as regularCredit score: Splash