PHILLIP Schofield has said he’s had “another sad weekend” amid his feud with Amanda Holden – claiming that he tries to be “easy and fun” to work with.
The Sun on Sunday previously revealed that Amanda, 48, complained to ITV boss Kevin Lygo after 57-year-old Phillip “actively blocked her” from landing a plum This Morning job.
Taking to his Twitter page last night, Phil told his followers: “The end of another really sad weekend.”
He added that he had tried to be “the easiest, most fun person to work with” throughout his 35-year career – concluding that he will “take it on the chin”.
On Saturday, Phil shared fun videos to his Instagram Story that showed him enjoying a family birthday party.
The star shocked fans when he posted a photo of himself and his mother sporting matching bright blue hair after he agreed to have his trademark silver locks dyed with a temporary spray.
On Sunday, we revealed that Amanda raised her concerns to a top ITV boss after she was blocked from a job as Phil’s co-host while Holly Willoughby was in Australia filming I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
A former daytime TV executive told us: “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. She was told he’d chosen Rochelle because she was easier to ‘manage’ on air – and understandably that incensed her.”
However Phil went on to deny the allegations on Twitter and claimed the story was “untrue.”
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This April, another female star went to bosses over Phillip’s “unreasonable actions” following an on-air clash.
We also revealed that Phil pitched for Ant McPartlin’s job on I’m A Celeb but was overlooked.
The former exec told The Sun on Sunday: “For years, Phillip has been the king of daytime TV, and seen as a bit of a God, utterly untouchable.
“Things are increasingly toxic when the cameras stop rolling, and a few ITV people are secretly delighted that things are starting to emerge.”
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