Eamonn Holmes slams former This Morning co-stars Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby after ‘awkward’ reunion
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His words come as both Schofield and Willoughby returned for work as usual on Monday morning (May 15) despite reportedly being embroiled in a huge falling out, with rumours that the pair ‘barely speak’ off camera.
They were all smiles on the show, and got through without any obvious signs that there was tension between them, but viewers did note that Willoughby was ‘visibly uncomfortable’ during This Morning’s Monday show.
Holmes 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.
“This Morning does not depend on who presents it. It’s an institution. It will carry on no matter who presents it, and anybody can check the viewing figures. There’s no difference between whether they present it or anyone else.”
Last week, Schofield released a statement that reportedly ‘blindsided’ his Dancing on Ice co-host. He said: "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.
"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.
"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."