ITV bosses rubbished the reports and told ED! they were “untrue”.
Now Rochelle – who presented the show alongside Phillip while Holly Willoughby hosted I’m A Celebrity – has broken her silence on the rumours.
Speaking to New!, Rochelle said the reports of a rift between Phil and the This Morning family were “silly”.
I owe a lot of what I learnt to that guy. He held my hand and supported me through the whole thing.
She said: “It’s so silly. I don’t understand where it’s coming from. I speak as I find and I’ve honestly had such a lovely time there.”
She continued: “When Holly was in the jungle and I was filling in for three months with Phil, I owe a lot of what I learnt to that guy. He held my hand and supported me through the whole thing.”
Rochelle added that the TV veteran was “so nice” to her.
She revealed: “He was such a generous host and was so nice to me. I’ll always be in debt to him over that.”
Rochelle – whose sister Sophie Piper is currently on screen in Love Island – presents a regular fashion slot on This Morning.
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