Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are reportedly ‘barely talking’ (Image: ITV/Shutterstock)
Phillip Schofield is reportedly rejecting calls from ITV to give up This Morning as his ‘fallout’ with Holly Willoughby rumbles on.
Rumours of a rift between the Dancing On Ice co-stars have been first reported final week with claims they have been ‘barely talking’ behind the scenes of the long-running daytime present.
Whereas Phil, 61, has insisted the pair are ‘finest mates’, the Wylde Moon founder, 41, has but to publicly tackle the scenario, though the duo have continued to placed on a united entrance whereas presenting This Morning.
For the reason that stories have emerged, followers have been speculating on the way forward for the programme, with it claimed that Holly had contemplated quitting the present as a result of she is struggling to deal with the scenario.
But it surely has been rumoured that ITV are eyeing up Phil for the chopping block, fairly than Holly, with a supply revealing it’s ‘extremely unlikely’ he’ll return to This Morning in September.
Now an additional insider has claimed the Triggerpoint broadcaster is eager for Phil to step down however he’s inflicting bosses a headache as a result of he’s refusing to give up.
Phillip is reportedly refusing to give up This Morning (Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Phillip has insisted the pair are ‘finest mates’ (Image: Getty)
They informed the Day by day Mail: ‘Phil doesn’t see why he ought to go. It’s his job, he has steered the present for greater than 20 years.’
An additional supply added that the scenario between the pair had develop into a ‘runaway practice that can’t be stopped’.
It comes after it was reported that Phil has develop into ‘more and more withdrawn’ following the hypothesis.
A supply informed the Mirror: ‘[He is] virtually a shell of himself. He appears down and spends loads of time in his dressing room. We’re anxious about him.’
On Wednesday, This Morning followers believed they noticed additional rigidity between the pair throughout a clumsy hug earlier than Holly left to go to Buckingham Palace for The Prince’s Belief Awards.
Holly and Phil have been internet hosting This Morning collectively for 14 years.
They first fronted the favored present collectively in 2009 and have gone on to develop into considered one of British TV’s most beloved duos.
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for ITV and Phil for remark.