ITV confirm Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will continue to present this morning amid fallout rumours
and live on Freeview channel 276
Rumours were circulating that Holly was considering not appearing at all as talk of a rift continues to rage on. It’s claimed the iconic duo are ‘barely speaking’ off camera, despite Phillip praising Holly as his ‘rock’ in a recent statement.
Speaking to a national newspaper, 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."
It was reported Phillip’s recent absence from This Morning led to the pair ‘cooling their friendship’. He recently returned after taking pre-planned leave during his brother’s sex abuse trial last month.
Schofield and Willoughby’s professional relationship began 17 years ago in 2006 after signing on to ITV competition Dancing on Ice, a show they still present now. In 2009, Willoughby began presenting This Morning alongside Schofield after Fern Britton quit.