Holly Willoughby puts Phillip Schofield feud behind her as she meets King Charles after leaving show
Published: 17/05/2023- 16:22
Updated: 17/05/2023- 16:23
Holly Willoughby appeared to put the feud between her and Phillip Schofield behind her as she laughed with King Charles.
The This Morning presenter left the show early to meet the Monarch in Buckingham Palace to introduce the winners of the Prince' Trust award.
It was the first time Schofield was left alone to present the show and comes after insiders revealed that he faces “the chop” from ITV’s flagship morning show following “seismic changes” this summer.
Talking on the show, Willoughby said: “I have put my posh dress on today because later on this afternoon I am heading to Buckingham Palace and there the King will be and we will get to introduce the winners.”
The This Morning presenter left the show early to meet the Monarch in Buckingham Palace
Schofield replied: “So you are off mid dayish and I am holding the fort.”
But before she headed off to the royal event, the pair hugged and kissed in a very loving display.
Willoughby appeared to brush off any alleged tension as she met with King Charles and was spotted smiling and laughing with His Majesty and and American actor Stanley Tucci.
Along with Schofield, insiders have also suggested that This Morning’s boss Martin Frizell could also be in line for the chop.
However, those working on the daytime show say they understand that co-presenter Willoughby’s job will be safe.
“This Morning is preparing for some seismic changes this summer — and Phil is lined up as the first major name for the chop when his contract expires this summer," a source told The Sun.
“It’s highly unlikely he’ll be back in September.
“Plans are being drawn up for a new look This Morning and, at the moment, Phil is not featuring in them. He has worked on the show for over two decades. Many feel it is time for some fresh blood.”
It was the first time Schofield was left alone to present the show and comes after insiders revealed that he faces 'the chop' from ITV’s flagship morning show
This Morning is seemingly struggling to cope with the ongoing feud between Willoughby and Schofield.
The ITV show lost 170,000 viewers in a week as the average number of viewers dropped from 894,000 last Monday to just 726,720 on the same day this week.
Schofield previously addressed his rift with Willoughby, saying: “The last few weeks haven’t been easy for either of us. As I have said before, Holly is my rock.”
The 61-year-old, who reportedly brought in his lawyers and a new PR guru, continued: “We’re the best of friends – as always, she is an incredible support on screen, behind the scenes and on the phone.
“Holly has always been there for me, through thick and thin. And I’ve been there for her.”