A This Morning presenter has called for Amanda Holden to be sacked after Phillip Schofield spoke out about the ‘hurtful’ feud rumours between the pair.
Their apparent fall out became front page news again when Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda made a barbed quip about Phil on her Heart Radio show.
When asked what three things she didn’t want to find in her house, Amanda replied, ‘Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield.’
After catching wind of Amanda’s comments, presenter Sophie Prescott, who hosts a crafts segment on the popular daytime show, waded into the rumoured row.
“Amanda Holden is being thoroughly unprofessional in her behaviour to a fellow ITV family member and should keep her opinions to herself and not publicise them in this way, bringing unwanted bad publicity to the ITV network,” she told The Mirror.
“Whatever beef she has with Philip should be dealt with behind close doors.
“Who does Amanda think she is, marching into Kevin Lygo’s office demanding answers on what she alleges that is supposed to have happened? She should be yellow-carded and told to shut up or face getting the sack from Britain’s Got Talent.”
Phil and Amanda’s feud is said to have started when Amanda lost out the temporary This Morning presenting role to Rochelle Humes, despite being promised the spot alongside regular presenter Phillip.
A source told The Sun, “Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle Humes to get the job despite Amanda being more experienced — and having been told privately she’d got the gig.
“She feels Phil unfairly used his powers of persuasion.”
The insider added, “She was told he’d chosen Rochelle because she was easier to ‘manage’ on air – and understandably that incensed her.”
On Sunday night, Phillip addressed the rumours for the first time, calling them “hurtful” and “wildly untrue”.
“The end of another really sad weekend. When you try for 35 years to be the easiest, most fun person to work with and you read such hurtful and wildly untrue stories from nameless ‘sources;’.”
“Obviously I’ll take it on the chin..I just hope you know me better.”