Phil and Holly are widely celebrated for their outstanding on-screen chemistry and close, lighthearted relationship off camera; yet attentive Twitter users have noticed that Holly has removed reference to Phil from her biog, sparking reports they are no longer “separate entities”.
Tensions began to boil over last year, following “queue-gate,” when some members were accused of cutting in line to witness Queen Elizabeth II’s lying-in state ceremony.
Holly Willoughby has been an integral part of This Morning since 2009. Aside from This Morning, Holly has also hosted Celebrity Juice and Dancing on Ice before creating her own show. Off camera, Holly and Phillip Schofield are often described as close, even going so far as going on holiday together and spending quality time with both families.
Last night Holly made her return to This Morning after her long absence and was met with much criticism by viewers, many calling the moment cringeworthy. Many criticised Holly for cutting in line at Westminster Hall while thousands waited patiently in line.
Holly appears uninterested in leaving, despite criticism. She’s currently “flexing her wings” and exploring all that the future may hold for her. Already she has taken some empowering steps such as quitting her talent agency and creating Wylde Moon as her own wellness and lifestyle brand.
She’s been offered an extension on her contract at This Morning and wants to remain. However, the BBC is yet to confirm the news.
Phillip Schofield has been a familiar face on UK television screens for over two decades, co-hosting This Morning alongside Holly Willoughby. They were widely known as daytime television’s golden couple due to their easy chemistry and friendly rapport, often engaging in banter that quickly went viral online and enjoying off-screen friendship as much as their onscreen fun! They were widely respected for both of these qualities.
But when allegations surfaced of an affair between Schofield and one of her younger male colleagues, ITV took swift action. It released a statement to verify its investigation into the matter while both parties denied all accusations – as did Schofield’s former agency YMU.
Due to these allegations, he left the show immediately with immediate effect, prompting ITV bosses to describe it as a serious error of judgment on his part.
He has hosted various ITV programmes throughout his career, such as Dancing on Ice (2006-2023) and All Star Mr & Mrs (All Star Editions of 2006 and 2019-2023). Additionally, he is an advocate for gay rights and homosexual marriage.
He is married to Stephanie Lowe, a former production assistant. The couple share two daughters. As an advocate of leading a healthy lifestyle and enjoying wine drinking, he was widely praised for providing CPR to save his father’s life; and was advised by television executives not to have grey-colored locks for young presenters like himself.
Since 1988, this daytime show on ITV has become a cornerstone of British television culture. Covering topics including news, topical items, style and beauty trends, home & garden maintenance tips, food & health; originally created by Granada for broadcast from Albert Dock in Liverpool before moving to London Studios for production; Ministry of Mayhem, Greased Lightnin’ and CBBC at Fame Academy are among its spinoff series produced from this source material.
This Morning: Summer has become one of the longest running UK TV series ever since its premiere. Each live weekday edition lasts 120 minutes while prerecorded weekend editions vary in duration. Furthermore, This Morning also hosts an annual summer edition, called This Morning: Summer which offers shorter versions of its regular series.
Recently, The show has come under scrutiny for its “toxic” culture and atmosphere, spurred on by former presenters including Dr Ranj Singh and its former head of news Emily Maddick who have publicly condemned it.
Schofield and Willoughby remain committed to This Morning in spite of controversy, recently making their return in an awkward outdoor segment opening the live episode alongside cast of Mamma Mia! The Party. It marked their first joint appearance since Schofield left due to allegations about an affair with an underaged PA/runner.
Dancing on Ice
Dancing on Ice has quickly become an international hit since its premiere in 2006. ITV began airing it as part of their lineup back then. There have been fifty-one series broadcast of Dancing on Ice worldwide to date. Based on Dancing With The Stars (Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean first hosted it), Dancing On Ice follows its format exactly.
This new series, scheduled to air January 2023, will see celebrities paired with professional skaters competing before a panel of judges. Torvill and Dean will serve on this judging panel along with Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing as well as Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo.
Dancing on Ice can be more than just an entertainment show; for many of the contestants it can be life changing. Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson found purpose again after retiring from athletics thanks to Dancing On Ice this year.
Announcing his affair with PA/runner Anna Smith sent shockwaves through the show, prompting allegations from tabloids about falling out with Willoughby over it and prompting Schofield to resign in May following reports that tabloids claimed had split them apart over it. At present neither presenter has confirmed whether or not they will present together again in future shows.