Holly Willoughby pays tribute to Phillip Schofield
Schofield announced this afternoon (Saturday 20 May) that he was stepping down from his role on ITV’s This Morning with immediate effect.
Despite one alleged off-air rift Willoughby said that “the sofa won’t be the same without him,” Willoughby said.
Willoughby said on Instagram, “It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all his knowledge, experience and humor.”
“The sofa won’t feel the same without him.”
Phillip Schofield announces he is stepping down from This Morning
In a post on social media this afternoon, Schofield said, “That morning itself has become history” and his decision to resign aimed to “protect the show I love”.
He said: “I’ve always prided myself on covering fascinating stories on This Morning. But lately has This morning itself has become history.
“Throughout my career in television – including the very difficult last few days – I have always tried my best to be honorable and kind.
“I understand that ITV has decided the current situation cannot continue and I want to do what I can to protect the show I love.”
“As a result, I have agreed to step down from This Morning, effective immediately, in the hope that the show can see a bright future.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially the amazing viewers of This Morning – and see you all at the Soap Awards next month.”
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