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11th May 2023

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s friendship has cooled off

Kat O'Connor

Holly and Phillip

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s friendship has reportedly “cooled” after the pair were hit with multiple controversies.

The duo may have presented ‘This Morning’ together for over a decade, but they have reportedly grown apart.

A source told The Mirror that they may appear close on screen, but things behind the scenes are completely different.

The duo have had multiple issues in the past but always managed to work through them. However, Holly has firmly distanced herself from Schofield recently.

The source said: “Holly and Phil have gone through rough patches before like any professional pairing who have worked together for over a decade. Before they have always seemed to move on, but this time it seems different.”

The rift could cause one of the presenters to leave This Morning.

The source said Holly loves working on This Morning, but “she has made it clear that should Phil ever leave she would want to stay”.

“They are separate entities,” the source added.

The team behind This Morning is aware of the rift between them and has noticed the pair drift apart since the queue-skipping scandal and Schofield’s brother’s court case.

“To those around them on set, it has become clear recently that Holly and Phil are not as close as they once were.

“Behind the scenes their relationship has cooled,” the source revealed.


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