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13th May 2023

Philip Schofield ‘fears he will be fired from This Morning’


Philip Schofield

Reports have claimed that Schofield’s relationship with Holly Willoughby has distanced

Philip Schofield is reportedly concerned that he will be ‘fired from This Morning’ amid ongoing rumours about his relationship with Holly Willoughby.

Earlier this week it was revealed that the daytime TV presenting duo are “not as close as they once were” and are barely talking to each other behind the scenes.

One source said that Willoughby even made it clear for the first time that if Schofield was to leave the programme, she would consider staying on, despite Schofield’s recent statement in which he said the 42-year-old was “his rock”.

“As I have said before, Holly is my rock,” he said. “We’re the best of friends — as always, she is an incredible support on screen, behind the scenes and on the phone.

“Holly has always been there for me, through thick and thin. And I’ve been there for her.”

Schofield and co-host Holly Willoughby have reportedly become distant. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Sun have since reported that ITV bosses have been unable to confirm if the two would even be presenting the show together on Monday.

Schofield’s contract is up for renewal in September however given that he usually takes the summer holidays off, his last show could be in July, leaving him fearing the worst.

“Phil loves This Morning, it’s his life and he wants to stay. He scared he’s going to be pushed out over what’s happened,” a sourced said.

“Phil said he’s going to fight to keep his job but he’s under no illusion he has become deeply unpopular with some people on the show and some sections of the public.

“His relationship with Holly had become more distant recently but Phil had no idea it would all become so public and that she wanted to strike out alone.”

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