Ulrika Jonsson has weighed into the Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield ‘fallout’ (Image: Rex)
Ulrika Jonsson has weighed in on Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s reported fallout, saying that ‘one thing is rotten within the state of This Morning.’
The way forward for the ITV daytime programme seems to be up within the air after a report claimed Phil, 61, and Holly, 42, have been ‘barely talking’ behind-the-scenes and that their relationship had ‘cooled’.
Whereas they’ve continued placing on a united entrance on the This Morning couch, and Phil lately insisted they are ‘nonetheless the most effective of associates’, rumours have continued swirling, with reviews escalating to claims that Phil is ‘refusing to give up This Morning’, as one supply referred to as the scenario a ‘runaway prepare that can’t be stopped’.
In the meantime, a latest insider alleged that Holly contemplated quitting the programme, saying that ‘by eradicating herself from the scenario she may defend herself higher’, and odds have now predicted she is simply weeks from stepping again, with bookmaker William Hill revealing that she has a 4/1 likelihood to depart This Morning earlier than the beginning of June.
Writing in her column in The Solar, former Gladiators presenter Ulrika, 55, has branded the so-called fallout a ‘battle of the egos’, calling daytime tv programmes ‘a full of life, narcissistic melting pot of ego, vainness, hierarchy and domination’.
The way forward for This Morning is rumoured to be up within the air (Image: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Ulrika thinks this might be the top of the highway for Phil and Holly (Image: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
She continued by saying Holly and Phil have ‘forgotten about their viewers and appointed themselves the celebs’ of This Morning.
Ulrika added: ‘Phil has carved out a task as kingmaker — telling editorial workers who he’ll and received’t work with.’
Referring to his previous fallouts, she added: ‘I’m positive Fern Britton and Eamonn Holmes can be keen to again that up.’
Ulrika continued: ‘Phil is a gifted man however I used to be a tad disenchanted when it emerged he had felt the necessity to bury his homosexuality in a healthful marriage over — what felt like — a concern of damaging his profession.
‘And maybe this actually is the top of the highway for Holly and Phil.’
This comes after Eamonn Holmes launched a blistering rant towards the duo, saying that they’ve ‘no chemistry’.
The presenter, 63, who used to host the Friday version of This Morning along with his spouse Ruth Langsford, 63, earlier than being changed by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, mentioned: ‘I believe there ought to’ve been a particular award for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby for finest actors.’
He continued on GB Information: ‘They could or might not be collectively on the telly immediately, however he’s introduced in attorneys, she’s introduced in [a] PR crew. The general public absolutely have sussed that there’s no chemistry, that there’s a damaged match between the 2 of them.’
Eamonn and his spouse Ruth Langsford used to current Friday’s This Morning (Image: S Meddle/ITV/Shutterstock)
Eamonn continued stressing that in his opinion, This Morning ‘doesn’t depend upon who presents it’.
‘It’s an establishment. It should keep it up irrespective of who presents it, and anyone can verify the viewing figures. There’s no distinction between whether or not they current it or anybody else,’ he added.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV1.