This Morning duo Holly Willoughby, 40, and Phillip Schofield, 59, have been fronting the show together since 2009 following Fern Britton’s exit. The pair are often praised for their on-screen chemistry, which has at times seen them have uncontrollable giggles while live on-air.
Away from the show, the duo also often enjoyed family holidays together before the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite their chemistry, there have been occasional rumours that the pair haven’t always got along behind-the-scenes.
One claim was from a source who told The Sun Phillip was jealous of Holly following her stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018.
Holly and Phil have strongly denied feud rumours and said they are the best of friends.
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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have been presenting This Morning together since 2009
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield also present Dancing on Ice together
“It’s just nonsense,” the presenter told The Times as his co-star added: “Doesn’t make sense.”
The duo also discussed their thoughts on viewers’ comments about what they do or what they choose to wear on the show.
Holly in particular regularly shares a picture of her outfit before the show on her Instagram page, which has 7.2 million followers.
Quizzed about online comments, she said: “I don’t think it is scrutiny.
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“If it did feel like scrutiny, that wouldn’t be great. But I don’t feel like it is.”
Phillip added: “You can’t do two-and-a-half hours with people not having an opinion. I’m glad people have an opinion.”
He went on to say the pair don’t “take any notice” of negative comments written by “keyboard warriors”.
As well as presenting This Morning, the duo also host Dancing on Ice, where they first met.
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Holly joined the show in 2006 and stepped in Fern Britton’s shoes on This Morning three years later.
She has previously credited her co-star for believing in her for the job after concerns.
The mother-of-three told Radio Times Magazine: “When I started, I was terrified.
“I only ever felt comfortable in cookery and fashion – I was so scared of asking important questions for fear of looking stupid.
“I was quite young and I think some people were questioning whether I was the right person for the job.
“Luckily, Phil believed in me from the get-go.”
She previously admitted she was “scared” to meet her co-star, but swiftly became friends with him.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.
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