This Morning host Phillip Schofield is at the helm as the first of the Platinum Jubilee coverage gets underway this weekend.
But while he also recently celebrated his own long career, the telly star has been plagued with feud rumours over the years.
Here, we take a look at the reported rows Phillip Schofield has had…
Phillip Schofield vs This Morning star Ruth Langsford
Ruth was busy telling This Morning viewers what was coming up on Loose Women when Phillip said: “Girls we’re going to have to jump in and stop you there I’m afraid because we’re a bit tight for time.”
It was even reported that Ruth had made an official complaint against Phillip to show bosses.
Phillip vs Kerry Katona
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When Phillip grilled her on the way she was talking, Kerry told him: “This is going to be made into a huge publicity thing.”
The star later said she struggled to get work after the interview and accused Phil of “double standards”.
Kerry told New!: “Everyone thought I was [bleep]ed – which I wasn’t. So you can imagine how upsetting I find it when Holly and Phil came on the show hungover the morning after the NTAs.”
She added: “That to me just screams double standards.
“When you’re the king of ITV you can get away with anything – yet people think I’m [bleep]ed on the show and it nearly ruins my career. Funny that.”
Last summer, Kerry admitted she had finally kissed and made up with Phillip.
“I mean I get on great with Phillip now, and he’s been absolutely lovely,” she said in a podcast interview.
Phillip Schofield vs This Morning stand-in Amanda Holden
In 2015, Amanda Holden co-hosted This Morning with Phillip while Holly Willoughby was on maternity leave.
But he later described his temporary co-host as “scary”.
Three years later, reports claimed Phillip had influenced a decision on who should replace Holly while she was in Australia for I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!.
The Sun claimed Amanda was in the running but the offer was suddenly withdrawn by ITV bosses.
Phillip strongly denied the claims, tweeting: “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.”
Amanda has never openly addressed the feud claims but name-checked Phillip in a quick fire game on Heart FM.
When asked what she wouldn’t like to find in her house, the Britain’s Got Talent star said: “Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield!”
Phillip vs Fern Britton
Phillip famously fell out with Fern Britton around the time she left This Morning.
Fern co-hosted the ITV show with Phil from 2002 to 2009 but it was claimed he earned three times the amount she did.
The telly star always denied this was the reason she had quit but the pair stopped talking.
Phillip even revealed in his autobiography Life Is What You Make It that they had rowed backstage.
“I walked back into the make-up room and calmly said: ‘Please don’t do that to me again,'” he penned.
Four years after her exit, Phillip told Heat magazine: “We were involved in the show and mates at the time, but we don’t really [speak]. I see Phil [Fern’s then-husband, chef Phil Vickery] when he’s in This Morning… But we’re not in touch now.”
Fern decided to bury the hatched this February, however, as Phil celebrated 40 years in television.
In a recorded message, she said: “Forty years is an incredible milestone and it’s time for you to stop and look back and see all that you have achieved and be proud of it.”
Phillip vs Piers Morgan
Phillip fell out with former newspaper editor Piers Morgan years ago in spat over “memorabilia”.
Piers had apparently asked Phillip to show him various bits and pieces from his career, with Phil thinking he was going to write some “interesting” stories about it.
We didn’t speak for a long time. There were awkward moments.
But it turned out Piers had used it to help pen an unofficial biography about Phillip.
“I was furious. Not so much that he had written the book, but that he had deceived me,” Phil later said.
“We didn’t speak for a long time. There were awkward moments: once, the two us were in a lift for what felt like an endless descent.”
The pair have since made up after agreeing that their row was “stupid”.
Demonstrating that there are no hard feelings, Piers supported Phillip when he came out as gay in February 2020.
Phillip vs Holly Willoughby
Phillip and his This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby were plagued with feud claims in early 2020.
The pair, believed to be best friends off screen, were said to be experiencing a very tense relationship on set.
Insiders even claimed Holly was ready to quit This Morning over their reported fallout.
But both Phillip and Holly were quick to shut down the false rumours, insisting there was definitely no row.
It later emerged that Phillip had even confided in Holly at the time about his sexuality. She sat and hugged him weeks later as he spoke about it publicly on This Morning.
Phil has since told Lorraine Kelly: “All of that about us being in the middle of a feud – we couldn’t have been closer, she was helping me through.
“That made it worse as it was on top of everything else.”
- Phillip co-hosts The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration, 8pm, ITV1 Sunday May 15, 2022
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