Amanda Holden has revealed that she offered an olive branch to presenter Phillip Schofield after reports of a feud between them.
But, talking on her Heart FM breakfast show this morning (Monday Jun 24), Amanda said the This Morning presenter turned down the offer of a coffee chat to sort things out.
Britain’s Got Talent’s Amanda, 48, said that it “wasn’t nice to wake up to those headlines this weekend”.
Co-host Jamie Theakston asked her if she had approached Phil to discuss their problems, and said that: “Yes, I text him recently but didn’t get a text back.”
Details emerged on Sunday in The Sun that Amanda had allegedly gone to a top ITV exec to raise concerns that Phil had blocked her from becoming his co-host on This Morning.
Reports claimed that she wanted the job while Holly Willoughby was in Australia to stand in for Ant McPartlin on I’m A Celebrity.
A TV executive was quoted as saying: “She feels Phil unfairly used his powers of persuasion. She was told he’d chosen Rochelle because she was easier to ‘manage’ on air – and understandably that incensed her.”
Yesterday, Phil rubbished reports of a rift, saying the tabloids have “got it in for me”.
He also took to Twitter last night (Sunday 23) to refute any allegations.
The end of another really sad weekend. When you try for 35 years to be the easiest, most fun person to work with and you read such hurtful and wildly untrue stories from nameless ‘sources’. Obviously I’ll take it on the chin.. I just hope you know me better.
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) June 23, 2019
He said: “The end of another really sad weekend.
“When you try for 35 years to be the easiest, most fun person to work with and read such hurtful and wildly untrue stories from nameless ‘sources’.”
“Obviously I’ll take it on the chin… I just hope you know me better.”
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