Eamonn Holmes slammed his ex This morning Colleagues Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in a scorching tirade on GB News on Monday (May 15).
Last week, it was reported that Schofield and Willoughby’s longtime relationship is strained and that they “hardly talk” off-camera.
Holmes, who joined GB News from the ITV morning show in January 2022, addressed the rumored feud, saying: “I think there should have been a special award for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby for Best Actor.”
“The public certainly sensed that the chemistry wasn’t right and that there was a mismatch between the two,” he added.
The 63-year-old reiterated: “This morning it doesn’t matter who presents it.”
“It’s an institution. It keeps running no matter who presents it, and anyone can check viewership counts. It makes no difference whether they present it or someone else.”
The Independent has reached out to representatives from Schofield and Willoughby for comment.
In an extraordinary statement issued last week, Schofield, 61, admitted that “the last few weeks have not been easy for any of us. As I said, Holly is my rock.”
He continued, “We’re best friends — as always, she’s been 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 was there for her.”
Holmes was host This morningwas the Friday show from 2006 alongside his wife Ruth Langsford until 2020 when, due to upheaval, their weekly episode was dropped in favor of an episode hosted by Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond.
GB News has been mired in controversy since its launch in June 2021. Andrew Neil was initially the face of the right-wing news channel but astutely left in September, describing it as a “shambles” and a “Ukip tribute band”.