Eamonn Holmes says Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby should win award ‘for best actors’
| Last updated
Eamonn Holmes has taken a swipe at Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby as they return to the This Morning sofa.
In recent days, rumours have been circulating that the pair have fallen out big time.
The Sun reported a few days ago that his relationship with Willoughby had 'cooled', with a body language expert telling the paper that there was clear evidence of tension between the two of them during their show on 11 May.
They claimed that the first few moments of the episodes were ‘toe-curling’, saying: "As Phil got bouncier Holly got less comfortable, standing in the end clutching one wrist with her arms in a barrier ritual."
As a result of the rumours, Schofield actually released a statement in which the 61-year-old admitted 'the last few weeks haven’t been easy' for him and his co-host.
“As I have said before, Holly is my rock. We’re the best of friends – as always, she is an incredible support on screen, behind the scenes and on the phone,” he wrote.
“Holly has always been there for me, through thick and thin. And I’ve been there for her.
“The last few weeks haven’t been easy for either of us.”
And now, former This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes has hit out at the pair over their alleged falling out.
Speaking on his GB News show, the 63-year-old branded Schofield and Willoughby actors and said the cracks were starting to show.
Referencing the Baftas, Holmes said: "I think there should have been a special award for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby for best actors.
"They may or may not be together on the telly today. He's brought in lawyers, she's brought in a PR team.
"The public surely will suss that there's no chemistry, that it's a broken fit between the two of them and that This Morning does not depend on who presents it."
He went on: "It's an institution, it will carry on no matter who presents it and anyone can check the viewing figures, there's no difference between whether they present it or anyone else."
His remarks come as the long-time hosts returned to the show today (15 May) following reports of a bust-up.
But while the pair have put on a brave face today as they try to move on from the rumours of a split, some viewers aren't buying it.
"Phil and Holly did not mention the story that has been on front pages of every paper this weekend and trying to act like everything is fine," wrote one. "It just looks awkward."
Another commented: "Holly and Phil ignoring the elephant in the room during the news review on #ThisMorning."
While someone else added: "What a joke Phil and Holly discussing headlines with Charles Brandreth and the only top headline is their fallout which is not mentioned.
"How embarrassing #thismorning."