Phil Schofield had to shut down the rumours he was feuding with his This Morning co-host last December. He insisted at the time that he didn’t want the speculation to ruin his Christmas.

There had been talk of a “toxic” atmosphere behind the scenes of the morning show.

Phil revealed the rumours even had an effect on the This Morning staff.

The 57-year-old was said to have become jealous of his on-screen partner’s success in light of her stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

But Phil rubbished those claims in an interview with the The Mail On Sunday and called Holly was the sister he never had.

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Speaking at the launch of Dancing On Ice, Phil said: “Can you imagine a feud between us ever happening? It’s not as if we have to defend anything.

“It’s a shame. We are so open on the show, we are so open online and we go on holiday together.

“Holly is the sister I never had, we think at the same speed. It’s so organic… it’s a shame.

“Everyone who knows us, I mean, everyone at This Morning was like, ‘What the hell?’

“The atmosphere in our studio is so wonderful, there’s such a lovely team. Everyone is lovely.”

Phil also seems to have upset Amanda Holden who, when asked on her Heart Breakfast radio show which three things she would not like to find in her home, said: “Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield.”

She later stirred the tension further when she said Ruth’s alleged official complaint lodged against Phil would have opened a tin of worms.

Speaking during her radio show, Amanda said: “Listen, I’ve drawn a line under all those issues with Phillip.

“Well I’m just gonna say that I really admire anyone that sticks up for themselves because it is not an easy thing to do.

“There is a tin opener and there’s a can somewhere and other people have found the tin opener. That’s all I’m saying.”



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