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Earlier this month, Phillip Schofield left This Morning with immediate effect following speculation he had fallen out together with his co-host Holly Willoughby.

Breaking the news with a press release on his Instagram, he told his followers he’d be seen on the Soap Awards and decided to go away the show he loves with a view to protect it.

Nonetheless, since then he’s left the broadcaster completely after confessing he had an affair with a much younger male colleague.

In a press release, the 61-year-old apologised for lying to ITV, senior management, fellow presenters and his agency concerning the relationship.

Following his statements, former This Morning host Eamonn Holmes launched a scathing rant on Phillip and ITV when chatting with Dan Wootton on GB News where he branded him a “narcissist” who abused his power.

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In the course of the attack, Eamonn claimed ITV would pay for the young man’s taxi fare from Phillip’s house to the ITV studios.

Although ITV has since stated that an investigation was launched early in 2020 when rumours of a relationship first speculated, each parties denied the allegations.

They then highlighted Phillip’s statement which he released on Friday evening where he admitted to lying.

Speaking concerning the controversy on GB News, Showbiz reporter Stephanie Takyi called for an independent investigation to be launched over more evidence now being revealed.

GB News host Ellie Costello highlighted that the accounts office would have known concerning the taxi fare from Phillip’s house which matches against what they’ve said.

She commented: “That’s at odds with what they’ve said, that they’ve thoroughly investigated and it will suggest that it was all done under their watch.”

Agreeing, Stephanie said: “That’s why we want this to be investigated independently. That is why I feel Phillip Schofield coming out with statements like he did yesterday, just isn’t doing the show no more favours.

“It’s actually adding more salt into the injuries, you’re getting plenty of people’s backs up, people who find themselves waiting to talk out.

“So, I don’t know why Phillip Schofield thinks he’s holier than thou and he’s still going to be attempting to protect the show because he isn’t.”

More recently, Phillip made a press release after Doctor Ranj Singh accused the culture on the show of being “toxic”.

Posting on his Instagram stories, the previous This Morning host wrote: “Now I not work on This Morning I’m free to say this. I hope you will have noticed that it’s the identical handful of individuals with a grudge against me or the show who appear to have the loudest voice.

“This Morning IS one of the best show to work on, with one of the best people. In all of the years I worked there there was no toxicity. You’ll be able to take heed to those persistently loud voices if you happen to like.

“However the 1000’s of guests through the years, 1000’s of staff and crew, tons of of presenters and contributors all know, it IS a family of wonderful, talented, kind, hard-working people.” (sic)

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