This Morning viewers had been shocked by a special face introducing Thursday’s instalment, as Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s fallout rages on.
Rumours of a rift between the Dancing On Ice co-stars had been first reported final week with claims they had been ‘barely talking’ behind the scenes of the long-running daytime present.
Whereas Phil, 61, has insisted the pair are ‘finest buddies’, the Wylde Moon founder, 41, has but to publicly handle the scenario, though the duo have continued to placed on a united entrance whereas presenting the ITV daytime present.
Throughout right now’s version, a gray android determine opened the present saying: ‘Welcome to your Thursday This Morning.That is the UK’s primary daytime present, offered by Phillip and Holly.’
‘There’s a lot arising on the present right now that I can’t wait so that you can hear all about it.’
Whereas the daytime duo appeared impressed by Ameca, described because the world’s most superior robotic, they had been additionally stunned.
Nicely that is new (Image: ITV/This Morning)
Phillip has insisted the pair are ‘finest buddies’ (Image: ITV)
Holly added: ‘It’s wonderful, it’s barely freaking me out. I’m not going to lie. Phillip, I’m unsure.’
A number of followers couldn’t assist however poke enjoyable on the ‘new presenter,’ with one particular person tweeting: ‘Is the robotic Philip and Holly’s alternative?’
‘That robotic is a complete meme as to what’s going on,’ one other joked.
Because the studies 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.
However it has been rumoured that ITV are eyeing up Phil for the chopping block, reasonably than Holly, with a supply revealing it’s ‘extremely unlikely’ he’ll return to This Morning in September.
Now an extra insider has claimed the broadcaster is eager for Phil to step down however he’s inflicting bosses a headache as a result of he’s refusing to stop.
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 extra supply added that the scenario between the pair had turn into a ‘runaway prepare that can’t be stopped’.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.