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20th May 2023

Phillip Schofield leaves This Morning with immediate effect

Kat O'Connor

The presenter confirmed the news this afternoon.

Phillip Schofield has officially stepped down from hosting ‘This Morning’.

In a statement, he said he is stepping away from the show immediately because he wants to protect it.

“I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story,” he said.

Schofield continued, “Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.”

“So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially This Morning’s amazing viewers – and I’ll see you all for the Soap Awards next month,” he added.

The news comes after rumours circulated about a feud between Phillip Schofield and his co-host Holly Willoughby.

Following news of his departure, Holly Willoughby said the show won’t be the same without them.

She shared, “It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour. The sofa won’t feel the same without him.”

ITV has not yet confirmed who will replace the broadcaster.


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