Phillip Schofield has quit This Morning amid a reported disagreement with Holly Willoughby

Sources suggested their off-screen friendship had cooled, leading to a statement from Phillip addressing the tough recent weeks they both faced.

After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that Phillip has decided to step away from the show.

He expressed his pride in covering fascinating stories on This Morning but acknowledged that the show had become the story itself.

Phillip agreed to step down immediately to protect the show and thanked his supporters

*Phillip's Instagram Story

Holly Willoughby expressed gratitude for Phillip's knowledge, experience, and humor, acknowledging the void his absence would create.

*Holly's Instagram Story

Alison Hammond is favored to replace Phillip on the show, with Rylan and Dermot also considered.

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