Eamonn Holmes blasts Holly Willoughby as 'just as false' as Phillip Schofield
Published: 23/05/2023- 11:15
Updated: 23/05/2023- 12:17
Holly Willoughby "stabbed Phillip Schofield in the back" after "using" him when she joined the This Morning team, Eamonn Holmes claimed.
The GB News presenter claimed people are "glad to see the back of the two of them" and Willoughby is "just as false" as Schofield.
In the wake of Schofield being axed from the ITV breakfast programme Holmes said he thought Willoughby had "made her name on the back of" her former co-presenter.
Fellow GB News Breakfast host Isabel Webster asked whether Willoughby was instead trying to keep her "own profession integrity" and "didn't want to be associated" with him.
But Holmes replied: "Why isn't she coming out in public and saying, 'I have my own integrity, he has done something which will reflect badly on me.'
"But she again is being as false as he is and nobody is talking about the elephant in the room and that's it."
After reading Willoughby's Instagram story in which she thanked Schofield for his "knowledge, experience and his humour", he added: "They were all the things she didn't have when she came to [This Morning].
"She used that, so I would call that stabbing in the back."
Eamonn Holmes said he thought Willoughby had 'made her name on the back of' her former co-presenter
GB News guest Dawn Neesom appeared baffled by the post and accused Phil of "really rudely interrupting" Holmes' wife Ruth Langsford when she was trying to give a preview about Loose Women.
He said: "I could give you a list of the lack of kindness and the lack of awareness from both of them about how they would socialise with people around them.
"You just have to look at my phone [messages] from people who are just glad to see the back of the two of them."
Schofield announced on Saturday that he would be "stepping down" from hosting This Morning in a post on Instagram following an alleged feud with his co-host.
The GB News presenter claimed people are 'glad to see the back of the two of them'
He issued a statement on social media thanking fans for their support, but did not mention Willoughby at all, as sources say he told friends the channel has "hung him out to dry".
ITV has confirmed that Willoughby will remain on This Morning and will co-present the programme.
An ITV spokesperson said: "Phillip Schofield’s decision to step down from This Morning was (as his statement made clear) a decision agreed between Phillip and ITV."