Amanda Holden has claimed that she tried to end her feud with Phillip Schofield a few months ago, but he allegedly ignored her invitation to meet for coffee.
Over the weekend, The Sun on Sunday quoted a source who claimed that Phillip deliberately blocked Amanda from landing a hosting gig on This Morning.
After the story hit headlines, Amanda addressed her feud with Phillip on her Heart Radio show.
Speaking to her co-host Jamie Theakston, the BGT judge said: “I’ve moved on from it, Jamie, you need to move on from it.”
— Heart (@thisisheart) June 24, 2019
Jamie then said: “You might have moved on but I just wanted to know, is there any more to the story?”
Amanda replied: “I did offer to meet him for a coffee months ago, he didn’t reply to my text. What can I say?”
When Jamie suggested that Amanda extended an “olive branch”, she said, “Oh yes.”
The news comes after Phillip responded to The Sun’s reports on Twitter.
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.
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) June 23, 2019
He tweeted: “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.”
In response to the claims, ITV said the presenter line-ups on This Morning “change regularly and final decisions on these line-ups are made by producers and not the presenters”.
They added: “Phillip Schofield is a much-loved broadcaster and part of the ITV family. He is a consummate professional and held in high regard at ITV.”
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