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Sunday 9th August 2020

This Morning star slams Amanda Holden over Phillip Schofield 'feud'

She reckons Holden is being "thoroughly unprofessional"

This Morning's 'Craft Queen' Sophie Prescott has waded into the alleged spat between Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield.

According to The Sun, Amanda, 48, was reportedly left 'fuming' after Phil, 57, allegedly blocked her from co-hosting This Morning with him.

The BGT judge has since been quite outspoken about Phil on the Heart FM breakfast show, which she's been co-presenting with Jamie Theakston.

But Sophie - who has presented craft segments on the daytime show multiple times - reckons Amanda is being "thoroughly unprofessional" and should receive an ultimatum – be quiet or face the sack.

Prescott says Holden should be threatened with the sack (Credit: ITV)

Amanda was recently subjected to a quick-fire quiz on Heart FM, during which she was asked what three things she wouldn't want to find in her home.

She replied: "Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield."

And she also claimed on today's breakfast show that she tried to make peace with Phil, but was ignored.

Whatever beef she has with Phillip should be dealt with behind close doors.

She told Theakston: "I text him recently but didn't get a text back."

Sophie has appeared on the show multiple times (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Amanda Holden claims Phillip Schofield 'snubbed' her amid feud rumours

But Sophie has defended Phil by telling Amanda to button it.

In an interview with the Mirror, she said: "Amanda Holden is being thoroughly unprofessional in her behaviour to a fellow ITV family member, and should keep her opinions to herself and not publicise them in this way, bringing unwanted bad publicity to the ITV network."

Holden has been co-presenting the Heart FM breakfast show (Credit: Heart FM)

Speaking about hosting a segment on the show when Amanda was filling in, Sophie continued: "I put on a brave happy face doing the show but Amanda was very off-putting during my live appearance, kept asking questions, kept interfering and I felt she was a very controlling person.

"Whatever beef she has with Phillip should be dealt with behind close doors. She should be yellow-carded and told to shut up or face getting the sack from Britain's Got Talent."

Ent Daily has contacted a rep for Amanda for comment.

Read more: Phillip Schofield apologises as guest swears live on This Morning

At the weekend, The Sun claimed that Amanda had her nose put out of joint after she was denied the chance to co-host This Morning while Holly Willoughby was in Australia filming I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

Holden claims that Schofield didn't respond to her text (Credit: ITV)

A former daytime TV executive told the newspaper's online edition: "Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle Humes to get the job, despite Amanda being more experienced — and having been told privately she'd got the gig.

"She feels Phil unfairly used his powers of persuasion."

Meanwhile, Phil took to Twitter on Sunday to slam "hurtful and wildly untrue stories".

He wrote: "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."

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