Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield cancel annual trip as he talks feud

This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have reportedly cancelled their annual trip away, as rumours of a rift continue to swirl.

According to recent reports the pair's relationship appears to be going through a rough patch, with Phillip admitting that things "haven't been "easy" over the last few weeks.

However, it seems another spanner has been thrown into the works, as the Mirror reports that Holly and Phil's annual family getaway to Portugal has been called off.

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Last week, Phillip released a statement to address the allegations that his 14-year friendship with Holly had hit the rocks.

He told The Sun: "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.

"The last few weeks haven’t been easy for either of us."

Addressing the pair's rumoured feud, a source told The Mirror: This Morning's relationship with its viewers is built on trust, and they have to believe that Holly and Phil’s friendship, and what they're watching, is real.

"While there was a bit of noise and speculation about their relationship cooling, it could have easily been ignored.

"But by putting this statement out there, he has turned what was a manageable situation into a feeding frenzy."

The source also added that viewers want to believe that the pair have a genuine friendship but if this is not conveyed on screen, ITV will act.

The news comes after bookmakers William Hill revealed that Friday's This Morning host Dermot O' Leary is a front-runner to replace Phillip.

Stand-in presenter Vernon Kay also takes the top spot as a joint front-runner alongside Dermot.

A spokesperson for William Hill said: "If Schofield were to depart the show, we make Dermot O’Leary the joint 5/2 favourite to assume the role, having already had experience with presenting the Friday edition alongside Allison Hammond."

"Vernon Kay is the alternative 5/2 favourite to take over between Mondays and Thursdays, whilst Rylan (5/1), Melvin Humes (8/1) and Ben Shephard (8/1) are also deemed to be in contention."


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