ITV confirm Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will be on This Morning tomorrow
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ITV has confirmed that Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will be back on the sofa tomorrow to present Monday's This Morning.
There has been a rumoured feud between the two amid reports that the pair’s relationship has come under strain.
Schofield, who recently returned to the show after taking pre-planned leave around his brother’s sex abuse trial at Exeter Crown Court last month, released a statement earlier this week to suggest that 'the last few weeks haven’t been easy for either of us'.
“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,” Schofield said.
“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.”
Eagle-eyed fans have also noticed that Willoughby’s Twitter bio has changed and her usual reference to Schofield is no longer there.
Willoughby’s previous Twitter bio made reference to a ‘Twitter legend’ AKA her co-presenter and friend. She created an account in 2009 – the same year she joined the hit ITV morning show – and included the bio: “I was introduced to this by a Twitter legend".
Meanwhile, her new Twitter bio now reads: "Broadcaster, Founder of Wyldemoon, Brand ambassador for Marks & Spencer and Garnier, Author of Reflections."
Last month, Schofield’s brother Timothy, 54, was convicted of 11 sexual offences involving a child between October 2016 and October 2019.
At the time, the presenter was absent from his usual presenting slot on ITV’s This Morning on ‘pre-planned leave’, having condemned the ‘despicable crimes’ as he welcomed the ‘guilty verdicts’.
"As far as I am concerned, I no longer have a brother,” Schofield said.
His younger sibling is due to be sentenced next week.
Schofield’s statement continued: “My family went through a real ordeal. And Holly’s support throughout meant the world to me, as did the support of my bosses at ITV, my editor Martin Frizell and the whole This Morning family, including our amazing viewers.
"And of course Holly has herself been ill with shingles.”
Schofield has been a regular presenter on This Morning since 2002, alongside hosts including Fern Britton and Amanda Holden.
Schofield and Willoughby, who also present ITV’s Dancing On Ice together, have become firm favourites with the public.