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Phillip Schofield – latest: Holly Willoughby shares statement as others react to TV host’s affair admission

Phillip Schofield has been dropped by his agent after the TV host admitted to lying about an affair with a This Morning employee.

The news comes a week after he quit the series with immediate effect amid reports of a “feud” with his co-star, Holly Willoughby, who shared a statement about the revelation on Saturday (27 May).

His admission has sent shockwaves across the British TV industry, with former ITV employees Eamonn Holmes, Piers Morgan and Carol McGiffin among the stars to share their reactions online, with the former stating “blimey” with an embarrassed-face emoji.

On Friday (26 May), Schofield said: “It is with the most profound regret that after 35 years of being faultlessly managed by YMU I have agreed to step down from their representation with immediate effect.”

He then released a statement to the Daily Mail, explaining that he had an “unwise” but “consensual on-off relationship with someone working on This Morning” while he was married.

Schofield also revealed he has officially cut ties with ITV altogether. An ITV spokesperson said the channel felt “badly let down” by Schofield, and accepted his resignation.

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Phillip Schofield admits to affair with This Morning colleague

08:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

On Friday (26 May), Phillip Schofield admitted to lying about an affair with a colleague on This Morning.

The news comes less than a week after he dramatically quit the show he presented alongside Holly Willoughby amid rumours of a feud between the two.

In a statement to the Daily Mail, Schofield said: “I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.

“In an effort to protect my ex-colleague I haven’t been truthful about the relationship.”

Full story here

Phillip Schofield quits ITV after presenter admits lying over affair

Holly Willoughby addresses Phillip Schofield controversy

18:51 , Jacob Stolworthy

Holly Willoughby has shared a statement about Phillip Schofield’s This Morning affair admission.

The presenter, who co-hosted the ITV daytime series alongside Schofield for 12 years, posted an update on her Instagram Stories, saying: “It’s taken time to process yesterday’s news.”

She said she had “asked Phil directly” about rumours of his relationship with a This Morning colleague was true, but he assured it was not.

“When reports of this relationship first surfaced, I asked Phil directly if this was true and was told it was not,” she wrote, adding: It’s been very hurtful to now find out that this was a lie.”

More here

Piers Morgan reacts to Phillip Schofield admission

18:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

Piers Morgan is one of many former ITV presenters who are reacting to the Phillip Schofield revelations.

Piers Morgan reacts to Phillip Schofield news (Twitter)
Piers Morgan reacts to Phillip Schofield news (Twitter)

ITV confirms it investigated Schofield in 2020

17:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

ITV has said it investigated “rumours of a relationship” between Phillip Schofield and a This Morning employee in 2020.

However, the channel said that both parties “repeatedly denied” the claims.

A spokesperson for ITV said on Saturday that the broadcaster was “not provided with, and did not find, any evidence of a relationship beyond hearsay and rumour” when it looked into the matter in 2020.

ITV “deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit”

16:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

A spokesperson for ITV said the broadcaster was “deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield” after the presenter admitted to an affair with a young This Morning colleague.

They added in a statement: “The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust.”

Read more here

ITV reacts to Phillip Schofield’s This Morning affair ‘deceit’

Phillip Schofield is dropped by his agents

14:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Phillip Schofield’s agency confirmed it has “parted company” with the presenter.

Mary Bekhait, the group chief executive of YMU Group, said: “Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s whole business, defining everything we do.

“Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.

“This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.

“These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisers we had brought in to support him.

“As a result, on Thursday we agreed to part company with Phillip, with immediate effect.”

ITV confirms it investigated Schofield in 2020

13:22 , Jacob Stolworthy

ITV has said it investigated “rumours of a relationship” between Phillip Schofield and a This Morning employee in 2020.

However, the channel said that both parties “repeatedly denied” the claims.

A spokesperson for ITV said on Saturday that the broadcaster was “not provided with, and did not find, any evidence of a relationship beyond hearsay and rumour” when it looked into the matter in 2020.

Full report here

Schofield denied rumours of a relationship during 2020 investigation, ITV says

Carol McGiffin supports calls for ITV CEO to ‘step down'

12:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

Weeks after revealing she had left Loose Women over contractual issues, Carol McGiffin has called on ITV CEO Carolyn McCall to step down.

She shared a tweet from GB News’ Dan Wootton that suggested ITV “covered up” for Schofield, who admitted to “lying” about an affair with a This Morning colleague.

ITV has denied this, and said they were “deeply disappointed” by Schofield for his behaviour.

Eamonn Holmes reacts

12:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Eamonn Holmes has reacted furiously to Phillip Schofield’s This Morning affair admission.

On Twitter, in response to a video showing Holmes supporting Schofield when he came out as gay live on This Morning in 2020, he claimed that Schofield had “lied” and “deceived” him and his wife, Ruth Langsford.

“One day I will tell the story,” he said, adding: “We had no issue with him being gay, only support. What transpired took us for fools. The man told us complete lies and we unfortunately believed him.”

Full report here

Eamonn Holmes hits out at Phillip Schofield for ‘lying’ to him and Ruth Langsford

11:27 , Jacob Stolworthy

There’s been a lot of news regarding Phillip Schofield over the years – here’s a comprehensive timeline.

Everything we know about the Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby ‘fall-out’

ITV accepts Schofield’s resignation

10:58 , Jacob Stolworthy

ITV has confirmed it has accepted Phillip Schofield’s resignation.

The host, who quit This Morning last weekend, was set to host the British Soap Awards in June.

However, he has stepped down from the channel altogether after admitting ti lying to his employers about an affair he had with a This Morning colleague.

“Phillip made assurances to us which he now acknowledges were untrue and we feel badly let down,” a channel spokesperon said, adding: “We accept his resignation from ITV and therefore can confirm that he will not be appearing on ITV as had previously been stated.”

Full report here

ITV reacts to Phillip Schofield’s This Morning affair ‘deceit’

10:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

This Morning’s consumer presenter Alice Beer has reacted to Phillip Schofield's admission.

Beer, who has been on the show since 2014, said she is “sad and angry” by the host’s revelation that he “lied” about an affair he had with a colleague.

“This sorry mess reflects on all of us who have enjoyed the fun and glory of working on such a successful programme,” she said.

Piers Morgan reacts to Phillip Schofield admission

09:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

Piers Morgan is one of many former ITV presenters who are reacting to the Phillip Schofield revelations.

Piers Morgan reacts to Phillip Schofield news (Twitter)
Piers Morgan reacts to Phillip Schofield news (Twitter)

ITV “deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit"

09:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

A spokesperson for ITV said the broadcaster was “deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield” after the presenter admitted to an affair with a young This Morning colleague.

They added in a statement: “The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust.”

Read more here

ITV reacts to Phillip Schofield’s This Morning affair ‘deceit’

Eamonn Holmes issues brutal criticism of Holly Willoughby after Phillip Schofield leaves This Morning

Saturday 27 May 2023 00:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

Eamonn Holmes has shared a startling claim about Phillip Schofield‘s decision to quit This Morning.

On Saturday (20 May), Schofield announced he was “stepping down” from the ITV daytime show a week after it was reported he had fallen out with Willoughby, his co-host.

However, Holmes, who previously called the pair “actors”, has questioned Schofield’s wording. In the statement, he said: “ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.”

Holmes believes the presenter “was sacked”.

Read more:

Eamonn Holmes issues brutal criticism of Holly Willoughby

Phillip Schofield ‘will end up making railway documentaries’, ITV sources say

Friday 26 May 2023 22:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

Phillip Schofield’s future at ITV after he hosts the Soap Awards next month is uncertain, inside sources have claimed. So now what?

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Phillip Schofield ‘will end up making railway documentaries,’ ITV sources say

ITV “deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit"

Friday 26 May 2023 22:08 , Sam Rkaina

A spokesperson for ITV said the broadcaster was “deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield” after the presenter admitted to an affair with a young This Morning colleague.

They added in a statement: “The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust.

“Phillip made assurances to us which he now acknowledges were untrue and we feel badly let down.

“We accept his resignation from ITV and therefore can confirm that he will not be appearing on ITV as had previously been stated.”

Nadia Sawalha explains why she ‘hasn’t said anything’ about Phillip Schofield exit

Friday 26 May 2023 21:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha has become the latest ITV star to discuss Phillip Schofield’s departure from This Morning.

Speaking on her podcast Coffee Moaning, the daytime TV star explained why many ITV stars hadn’t discussed the topic publicly.

“This story with Phillip and Holly is just huge, it’s just everywhere. There’s so much speculation and so much chat,” she said.

“I think everybody at ITV, like my colleagues... there is the constant question of why haven’t we said anything? Why are we not saying anything?”

She continued: “It is difficult, because I do have a rule... and I think it’s a good one, that I don’t bad-mouth people that are colleagues. I think that’s what makes you a decent person or not.

“There are people who don’t stick to that rule and I believe that a certain person who is in the news at the moment didn’t stick to that so much with me a long while ago. I’m just going to leave that there.”

Phillip Schofield ‘utterly heartbroken’ he could not say This Morning goodbye, says Piers Morgan

Friday 26 May 2023 20:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

Piers Morgan said Phillip Schofield is “utterly heartbroken” over his This Morning exit as he was not given the opportunity to say a “proper goodbye” to the audience after two decades on the show.

Writing in his op-ed for The Sun, Morgan said: “I don’t know the full story behind Phillip Schofield’s downfall, but where I feel personal empathy with him is over the manner of his sacking.

“For ITV to not even give him the chance to say a proper goodbye to his large, loyal audience after 21 years struck me as needlessly churlish, and I know he’s utterly heartbroken about it, because he told me himself.”

Piers Morgan says Phillip Schofield is ‘heartbroken’ after leaving This Morning

Phillip Schofield’s statement in full

Friday 26 May 2023 20:15 , Jacob Stolworthy

“I am making this statement via the Daily Mail to whom I have already apologised personally for misleading, through my lawyer who I also misled, about a story which they wanted to write about me a few days ago.

“The first thing I want to say is: I am deeply sorry for having lied to them, and to many others about a relationship that I had with someone working on This Morning. I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning. Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship. That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over.

Read the full statement here.

Phillip Schofield quits ITV after presenter admits lying over affair

Phillip Schofield is dropped by his agents

Friday 26 May 2023 19:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

Phillip Schofield’s agency confirmed it has “parted company” with the presenter.

Mary Bekhait, the group chief executive of YMU Group, said: “Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s whole business, defining everything we do.

“Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.

“This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.

“These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisers we had brought in to support him.

“As a result, on Thursday we agreed to part company with Phillip, with immediate effect.”

Phillip Schofield admits to lying about affair with This Morning colleague

Friday 26 May 2023 19:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

Phillip Schofield has stepped down from ITV after admitting lying about an affair with a colleague on This Morning.

The presenter has also been dropped by his agency, less than a week after he dramatically quit the show he presented alongside Holly Willoughby amid rumours of a feud between the two.

In a statement to the Daily Mail, Schofield said: “I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.

“In an effort to protect my ex-colleague I haven’t been truthful about the relationship.”

Full story here

Phillip Schofield quits ITV after presenter admits lying over affair

Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

Friday 26 May 2023 18:08 , Jacob Stolworthy

We say to colleagues that we’ll miss them, says the Very British Problems author Rob Temple, but what we really mean is, “thank God they’re gone and I’ve now got their parking space”.

Opinion: Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

ITV denies Eamonn Holmes’ claim about Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Friday 26 May 2023 12:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

While speaking on GB News, former This Morning host Eamonn Holmes said: “Oh please, just stop this. [Schofield] was sacked. All this nonsense of ‘I’ve decided to step down’. I’m sure you did – ‘here’s your P45 now step down’.”

However, in a statement to The Independent, an ITV spokesperson said: “Phillip Schofield’s decision to step down from This Morning was (as his statement made clear) a decision agreed between Phillip and ITV.”

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ITV denies Eamonn Holmes’ claim about Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Friday 26 May 2023 11:15 , Jacob Stolworthy

Piers Morgan decries daytime TV ‘weasels’ and ‘two-faced wastrels’ for Phillip Schofield exit

Days after Phillip Schofield’s exit from This Morning, Piers Morgan reacted to Schofield’s “brutal” dethroning in a scathing column for The Sun.

Read what he said here:

Piers Morgan says Phillip Schofield is ‘heartbroken’ after leaving This Morning

Friday 26 May 2023 09:57 , Jacob Stolworthy

Phillip Schofield’s family remain silent after shock ITV departure

Phillip Schofield’s family has so far remained silent after his sudden departure from This Morning.

The presenter’s two daughters Molly and Ruby Schofield, and his estranged wife Stephanie Lowe have not yet publically addressed the 61-year-old’s shock departure from the show.

Friday 26 May 2023 09:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

From Piers Morgan to Eamonn Holmes: The celebrities who weighed in on Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit.

The celebrities who have weighed in on Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Voices: Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

Thursday 25 May 2023 08:00 , Peony Hirwani

We say to colleagues that we’ll miss them, says the Very British Problems author Rob Temple, but what we really mean is, “thank God they’re gone and I’ve now got their parking space”.

Opinion: Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

From Piers Morgan to Eamonn Holmes: The celebrities who weighed in on Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Thursday 25 May 2023 07:00 , Peony Hirwani

The celebrities who have weighed in on Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Phillip Schofield ‘utterly heartbroken’ he could not say This Morning goodbye, says Piers Morgan

Thursday 25 May 2023 06:00 , Peony Hirwani

Piers Morgan said Phillip Schofield is “utterly heartbroken” over his This Morning exit as he was not given the opportunity to say a “proper goodbye” to the audience after two decades on the show.

Writing in his op-ed for The Sun, Morgan said: “I don’t know the full story behind Phillip Schofield’s downfall, but where I feel personal empathy with him is over the manner of his sacking.

“For ITV to not even give him the chance to say a proper goodbye to his large, loyal audience after 21 years struck me as needlessly churlish, and I know he’s utterly heartbroken about it, because he told me himself.”

Watch: Kim Woodburn criticises Holly Willoughby over Phillip Schofield feud

Thursday 25 May 2023 05:00 , Inga Parkel

Voices: Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

Thursday 25 May 2023 04:00 , Inga Parkel

We say to colleagues that we’ll miss them, says the Very British Problems author Rob Temple, but what we really mean is, “thank God they’re gone and I’ve now got their parking space”.

 (Getty)
(Getty)

Opinion: Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

Why have Holly and Phil fallen out?

Phillip Schofield ‘will end up making railway documentaries’, ITV sources say

Thursday 25 May 2023 03:00 , Inga Parkel

Phillip Schofield’s future at ITV after he hosts the Soap Awards next month is uncertain, inside sources have claimed. So now what?

Read more:

 (Getty)
(Getty)

Phillip Schofield ‘will end up making railway documentaries,’ ITV sources say

Insiders have said they would be ‘extremely surprised’ if presenter continues to work for broadcaster

Watch: Phillip Schofield's first appearance on This Morning in 1988

Thursday 25 May 2023 02:00 , Inga Parkel

Irish chef Clodagh McKenna on Phillip Schofield exit

Thursday 25 May 2023 01:00 , Inga Parkel

Clodagh McKenna has expressed her views about Phillip Schofield’s exit from The Morning.

“21 years of brightening up our mornings…. And I’ve been so lucky to be part of three of them. I’ll miss the morning hug, the twinkle in your eye that makes me giggle and your empathy,” she wrote on Instagram.

“You will be missed.”

Piers Morgan reacts to Phillip Schofield’s exit in scathing column

Thursday 25 May 2023 00:00 , Inga Parkel

Days after Phillip Schofield’s unceremonious departure from ITV’s This Morning, Piers Morgan responded to the news in a scathing column.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter blamed Schofield’s exit on daytime TV “weasels” and “two-faced wastrels”.

Read more:

Piers Morgan and Phillip Schofield (Getty Images)
Piers Morgan and Phillip Schofield (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan says Phillip Schofield is ‘heartbroken’ after leaving This Morning

Morgan expressed empathy for former This Morning presenter

Eamonn Holmes issues brutal criticism of Holly Willoughby after Phillip Schofield leaves This Morning

Wednesday 24 May 2023 23:00 , Inga Parkel

Eamonn Holmes has shared a startling claim about Phillip Schofield‘s decision to quit This Morning.

On Saturday (20 May), Schofield announced he was “stepping down” from the ITV daytime show a week after it was reported he had fallen out with Willoughby, his co-host.

However, Holmes, who previously called the pair “actors”, has questioned Schofield’s wording. In the statement, he said: “ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.”

Holmes believes the presenter “was sacked”.

Read more:

(Left to right) Eamonn Holmes, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby (GB News/Getty Images)
(Left to right) Eamonn Holmes, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby (GB News/Getty Images)

Eamonn Holmes issues brutal criticism of Holly Willoughby

Eamonn Holmes on Holly Willoughby

Everything we know about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield ‘fall-out’

Wednesday 24 May 2023 22:00 , Inga Parkel

After a week of rumours of a rift between This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, it has been announced that Schofield will leave the show “with immediate effect”.

Below is a timeline of Schofield and Willoughby’s working relationship, and the ups and downs they have both endured along the way.

 (Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
(Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Everything we know about the Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby ‘fall-out’

What has happened with Phillip Schofield?

Nadia Sawalha explains why she ‘hasn’t said anything’ about Phillip Schofield exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 19:30 , Inga Parkel

Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha has become the latest ITV star to discuss Phillip Schofield’s departure from This Morning.

Speaking on her podcast Coffee Moaning, the daytime TV star explained why many ITV stars hadn’t discussed the topic publicly.

“This story with Phillip and Holly is just huge, it’s just everywhere. There’s so much speculation and so much chat,” she said.

“I think everybody at ITV, like my colleagues... there is the constant question of why haven’t we said anything? Why are we not saying anything?”

She continued: “It is difficult, because I do have a rule..., and I think it’s a good one, that I don’t bad-mouth people that are colleagues. I think that’s what makes you a decent person or not.

“There are people who don’t stick to that rule and I believe that a certain person who is in the news at the moment didn’t stick to that so much with me a long while ago. I’m just going to leave that there.”

Piers Morgan says Phillip Schofield is ‘heartbroken’ after leaving This Morning

Wednesday 24 May 2023 18:30 , Inga Parkel

In a scathing column written for The Sun, Morgan reacted to the news of Phillip Schofield’s departure from This Morning.

“For ITV to not even give him the chance to say a proper goodbye to his large, loyal audience after 21 years struck me as needlessly churlish, and I know he’s utterly heartbroken about it because he told me himself,” Morgan wrote.

Read more of what he said here:

Piers Morgan and Phillip Schofield (Getty Images)
Piers Morgan and Phillip Schofield (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan says Phillip Schofield is ‘heartbroken’ after leaving This Morning

Morgan expressed empathy for former This Morning presenter in scathing column

How did Phillip Schofield announce his departure?

Wednesday 24 May 2023 17:30 , Inga Parkel

In a statement, Phillip Schofield announced his exit from This Morning.

“Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future,” he said.

From Piers Morgan to Eamonn Holmes: The celebrities who weighed in on Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 16:30 , Inga Parkel

 (Getty)
(Getty)

The celebrities who have weighed in on Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Presenter left the ITV show last week

Watch: Kim Woodburn criticises Holly Willoughby over Phillip Schofield feud

Wednesday 24 May 2023 15:30 , Peony Hirwani

Watch: Jack Whitehall jokes about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield's 'fall-out'

Wednesday 24 May 2023 15:00 , Peony Hirwani

This Morning hosts’ ITV salaries revealed as Phillip Schofield quits

Wednesday 24 May 2023 14:30 , Peony Hirwani

This Morning hosts’ ITV salaries revealed as Phillip Schofield quits

Voices: Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

Wednesday 24 May 2023 13:30 , Peony Hirwani

We say to colleagues that we’ll miss them, says the Very British Problems author Rob Temple, but what we really mean is, “thank God they’re gone and I’ve now got their parking space”.

Opinion: Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

Nadia Sawalha explains why she ‘hasn’t said anything’ about Phillip Schofield exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 13:00 , Peony Hirwani

Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha has become the latest ITV star to discuss Phillip Schofield’s departure from This Morning.

Speaking on her podcast Coffee Moaning, the daytime TV star explained why many ITV stars hadn’t discussed the topic publicly.

“This story with Phillip and Holly is just huge, it’s just everywhere. There’s so much speculation and so much chat,” she said.

“I think everybody at ITV, like my colleagues... there is the constant question of why haven’t we said anything? Why are we not saying anything?”

She continued: “It is difficult, because I do have a rule..., and I think it’s a good one, that I don’t bad-mouth people that are colleagues. I think that’s what makes you a decent person or not.

“There are people who don’t stick to that rule and I believe that a certain person who is in the news at the moment didn’t stick to that so much with me a long while ago. I’m just going to leave that there.”

Rochelle Humes pays tribute to Phillip Schofield after his ‘This Morning’ exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 12:30 , Peony Hirwani

Rochelle Humes has paid tribute to Phillip Schofield following his departure from ITV’s This Morning.

“I’ve proudly been a part of the This Morning family for almost 10 years and over the last few, it has been an absolutely pleasure learning so much from you,” Humes wrote in an Instagram post on Monday (22 May).

“Thanks for all the lessons – you’re a fountain of love knowledge and laughter,” she added.

 (Rochelle Humes/Instagram)
(Rochelle Humes/Instagram)

Everything we know about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield ‘fall-out’

Wednesday 24 May 2023 12:00 , Peony Hirwani

After a week of rumours of a rift between This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, it has been announced that Schofield will leave the show “with immediate effect”.

Below is a timeline of Schofield and Willoughby’s working relationship, and the ups and downs they have both endured along the way.

Everything we know about the Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby ‘fall-out’

Watch: Phillip Schofield’s final sign off from This Morning

Wednesday 24 May 2023 11:30 , Peony Hirwani

Eamonn Holmes issues brutal criticism of Holly Willoughby after Phillip Schofield leaves This Morning

Wednesday 24 May 2023 11:00 , Peony Hirwani

Eamonn Holmes has shared a startling claim about Phillip Schofield‘s decision to quit This Morning.

On Saturday (20 May), Schofield announced he was “stepping down” from the ITV daytime show a week after it was reported he had fallen out with Willoughby, his co-host.

However, Holmes, who previously called the pair “actors”, has questioned Schofield’s wording. In the statement, he said: “ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.”

Holmes believes the presenter “was sacked”.

Read more:

Eamonn Holmes issues brutal criticism of Holly Willoughby

ITV hits back at speculation Schofield was ‘sacked'

Wednesday 24 May 2023 10:05 , Roisin O'Connor

ITV issued a response this week to speculation that Phillip Schofield was “sacked” from his role as co-host on its popular daytime show This Morning.

Following claims by former This Morning host Eamonn Holmes, who now fronts a show for GB News, the broadcaster insisted that Schofield’s departure was a mutual agreement between him and ITV.

“Phillip Schofield’s decision to step down from This Morning was (as his statement made clear) a decision agreed between Phillip and ITV,” a spokesperson told The Independent.

The 61-year-old left following intense scrutiny over his relationship with co-host Holly Willoughby, amid rumours the pair had fallen out.

Everything we know about the Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby ‘fall-out’

From Piers Morgan to Eamonn Holmes: The celebrities who weighed in on Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 10:00 , Peony Hirwani

The celebrities who have weighed in on Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Irish chef Clodagh McKenna on Phillip Schofield exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 09:15 , Peony Hirwani

Clodagh McKenna has expressed her views about Phillip Schofield’s exit from The Morning.

“21 years of brightening up our mornings…. And I’ve been so lucky to be part of three of them. I’ll miss the morning hug, the twinkle in your eye that makes me giggle and your empathy,” she wrote on Instagram.

“You will be missed.”

Everything we know about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield ‘fall-out’

Wednesday 24 May 2023 08:30 , Peony Hirwani

After a week of rumours of a rift between This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, it has been announced that Schofield will leave the show “with immediate effect”.

Below is a timeline of Schofield and Willoughby’s working relationship, and the ups and downs they have both endured along the way.

Everything we know about the Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby ‘fall-out’

Watch: Phillip Schofield's first appearance on This Morning in 1988

Wednesday 24 May 2023 07:45 , Peony Hirwani

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: TV hosts’ ITV salaries as Phil quits This Morning

Wednesday 24 May 2023 07:00 , Peony Hirwani

This Morning hosts’ ITV salaries revealed as Phillip Schofield quits

Phillip Schofield ‘will end up making railway documentaries’, ITV sources say

Wednesday 24 May 2023 06:15 , Peony Hirwani

Phillip Schofield’s future at ITV after he hosts the Soap Awards next month is uncertain, inside sources have claimed.

Read more:

Phillip Schofield ‘will end up making railway documentaries,’ ITV sources say

How did Phillip Schofield announce his departure?

Wednesday 24 May 2023 05:30 , Inga Parkel

In a statement, Phillip Schofield announced his exit from This Morning.

“Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future,” he said.

Phillip Schofield’s family remain silent after shock ITV departure

Wednesday 24 May 2023 04:30 , Inga Parkel

Phillip Schofield’s family has so far remained silent after his sudden departure from This Morning.

The presenter’s two daughters Molly and Ruby Schofield, and his estranged wife Stephanie Lowe have not yet publically addressed the 61-year-old’s shock departure from the show.

Read more:

Phillip Schofield (right) and his wife Stephanie Lowe (PA)
Phillip Schofield (right) and his wife Stephanie Lowe (PA)

Family of Phillip Schofield remain silent after shock ITV departure

Schofield announced he was leaving the ITV talk show on Saturday ‘with immediate effect’

Piers Morgan decries daytime TV ‘weasels’ and ‘two-faced wastrels’ for Phillip Schofield exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 04:02 , Peony Hirwani

Days after Phillip Schofield’s exit from This Morning, Piers Morgan reacted to Schofield’s “brutal” dethroning in a scathing column for The Sun.

Read what he said here:

Piers Morgan decries daytime TV ‘weasels’ over Phillip Schofield exit

Rochelle Humes pays tribute to Phillip Schofield after his ‘This Morning' exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 03:30 , Inga Parkel

Rochelle Humes has paid tribute to Phillip Schofield following his departure from ITV’s This Morning.

“I’ve proudly been a part of the This Morning family for almost 10 years and over the last few, it has been an absolutely pleasure learning so much from you,” Humes wrote in an Instagram post on Monday (22 May).

“Thanks for all the lessons – you’re a fountain of love knowledge and laughter,” she added.

 (Rochelle Humes/Instagram)
(Rochelle Humes/Instagram)

How much was Phillip Schofield paid for This Morning?

Wednesday 24 May 2023 02:30 , Inga Parkel

With Phillip Schofield’s recent exit from This Morning, many might wonder how this will impact him financially.

Jacob Stolworthy has uncovered the rather large deficit his bank account will now see.

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(Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

How much Phillip Schofield got paid for This Morning ahead of quitting series

How much the pair reportedly got paid

Eamonn Holmes issues brutal criticism of Holly Willoughby

Wednesday 24 May 2023 01:30 , Inga Parkel

After previously criticising Phillip Schofield, Eamonn Holmes has now taken aim at This Morning’s remaining host Holly Willoughby.

Holmes criticised Willoughby over her claim she was “sad” Schofield was departing the show, saying: “Well, she wanted him not there, so what is she moaning about? Holly is being as false as he is and nobody is talking about the elephant in the room.”

Jacob Stolworthy reports:

(Left to right) Eamonn Holmes, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby (GB News/Getty Images)
(Left to right) Eamonn Holmes, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby (GB News/Getty Images)

Eamonn Holmes issues brutal criticism of Holly Willoughby

Eamonn Holmes on Holly Willoughby

ITV denies Eamonn Holmes’ claim about Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Wednesday 24 May 2023 00:30 , Inga Parkel

While speaking on GB News, former This Morning host Eamonn Holmes said: “Oh please, just stop this. [Schofield] was sacked. All this nonsense of ‘I’ve decided to step down’. I’m sure you did – ‘here’s your P45 now step down’.”

However, in a statement to The Independent, an ITV spokesperson said: “Phillip Schofield’s decision to step down from This Morning was (as his statement made clear) a decision agreed between Phillip and ITV.”

Read more:

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(YouTube / Getty Images)

ITV denies Eamonn Holmes’ claim about Phillip Schofield’s This Morning exit

Channel reiterated Schofield’s earlier statement following startling allegation

Dermot O’Leary will skip Wednesday’s show

Tuesday 23 May 2023 23:30 , Inga Parkel

Dermot O’Leary, who’s been temporarily filling in with Alison Hammond to co-host This Morning, will be absent on Wednesday (24 May) to celebrate his 50th birthday.

As such, Craig Doyle will stand in for O’Leary that day, according to The Daily Mail.

Piers Morgan decries daytime TV ‘weasels’ and ‘two-faced wastrels’ for Phillip Schofield exit

Tuesday 23 May 2023 23:03 , Inga Parkel

Days after Phillip Schofield’s exit from This Morning, Piers Morgan reacted to Schofield’s “brutal” dethroning in a scathing column for The Sun.

Read what he said here:

Piers Morgan and Phillip Schofield (Getty Images)
Piers Morgan and Phillip Schofield (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan decries daytime TV ‘weasels’ and ‘two-faced wastrels’ for Phillip Schofield exit

Morgan expressed empathy for former This Morning presenter in scathing column

Watch: Phillip Schofield’s final sign off from This Morning

Tuesday 23 May 2023 22:30 , Inga Parkel

Nadia Sawalha explains why she ‘hasn’t said anything’ about Phillip Schofield exit

Tuesday 23 May 2023 21:30 , Inga Parkel

Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha has become the latest ITV star to discuss Phillip Schofield’s departure from This Morning.

Speaking on her podcast Coffee Moaning, the daytime TV star explained why many ITV stars hadn’t discussed the topic publicly.

“This story with Phillip and Holly is just huge, it’s just everywhere. There’s so much speculation and so much chat,” she said.

“I think everybody at ITV, like my colleagues... there is the constant question of why haven’t we said anything? Why are we not saying anything?”

She continued: “It is difficult, because I do have a rule..., and I think it’s a good one, that I don’t bad-mouth people that are colleagues. I think that’s what makes you a decent person or not.

“There are people who don’t stick to that rule and I believe that a certain person who is in the news at the moment didn’t stick to that so much with me a long while ago. I’m just going to leave that there.”

How did Holly Willoughby respond to Phillip Schofield’s exit

Tuesday 23 May 2023 20:30 , Inga Parkel

Following ITV’s announcement that Phillip Schofield would be leaving This Morning with “immediate effect”, Holly Willoughby took to Instagram to thank her outgoing co-host for “13 great years presenting”.

“The sofa won’t feel the same without him,” she wrote.

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