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Rochelle Humes breaks her silence on reports Phillip Schofield caused ‘toxic atmosphere’ at This Morning

She presented the show alongside him for three months

After reports of a “toxic atmosphere” and feuding behind the scenes on This Morning, Rochelle Humes has spoken out in defence of her co-host Phillip Schofield.

Last year, it was reported that Phillip had become embroiled in a series of feuds with his co-hosts – including Holly Willoughby.

It was claimed that Loose Women star Ruth Langsford – who hosts This Morning on a Friday with her husband Eamonn Holmes – put in an official complaint about the silver fox.

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Rochelle said Phillip was “so nice” to her when she presented the show alongside him (Credit: ITV)

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.

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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.”

Rochelle called reports of a rift behind the scenes at This Morning “so silly” (Credit: Splash News)

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.”

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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 said Phil was a “generous” co-host (Credit: ITV)

Rochelle – whose sister Sophie Piper is currently on screen in Love Island – presents a regular fashion slot on This Morning.

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