Lorraine Kelly addresses Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby 'feud'
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Lorraine Kelly has offered her thoughts on the alleged feud between Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, with the relationship between the two This Morning presenters reportedly strained.
Things seem cordial enough, with the pair laughing and joking along, making no reference to the perceived ‘tension’ between them.
The Scottish presenter told The Sun: “Do you know what?
“They were back today and it was business as usual and everyone is just getting on with it.”
She went on to say that it is ‘unlikely’ that either of the veteran presenters would pack it in and leave the show for good.
What’s more, it wouldn’t be something that she’d want to see.
“I would be sad if they left the show but I don’t think that is ever likely to happen and I think they’re just getting on with it,” Kelly added.
This morning, the pair hosted a show that featured a new children’s book from Pam Ayres, as well as talking about rising tax rates.
Classic ITV late morning business, you’d have to say.
On Monday, after the pair turned up on telly once again, former This Morning host Eamonn Holmes weighed in himself, and his opinion wasn’t quite the same as Lorraine’s.
Holmes, who now presents on GB News, said: “I think there should’ve been a special award for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby for best actors,
“The public surely have sussed that there’s no chemistry, that there’s a broken fit between the two of them.”
Holmes helmed the show each Friday from 2006 to 2020 with his wife Ruth Langsford, until the pair were replaced by Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond.
There has been much speculation surrounding the rumoured rift between the pair, who have been on the show since it was revamped in 2009.
The pair were even mentioned at the BAFTA Television Awards this weekend, with comedian Rob Beckett even making a joke about the pair’s supposed queue-jumping to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state.
“Imelda Staunton is here. It’s exciting, isn’t it?” Beckett said.
“She’s nominated for her performance in The Crown.
“Apparently, Phil and Holly got to watch that a couple of days before everybody else.”
Phil himself has addressed the rumours that the pair ‘barely speak’ off camera following their alleged ‘falling out’, writing a post last Thursday in which he called Holly his ‘rock’ and said that they remain the ‘best of friends’.
This Morning airs each weekday morning on ITV.