Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary pay tribute to This Morning’s Philip Scofield
Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary pay a bizarre and somewhat muted tribute to the former-today morning Host Philip Scofield as he steps in as a temporary replacement on the ITV show.
couple, who usually attend today morning Friday appeared on the breakfast show together with grim expressions, before beginning with a moment dedicated to Schofield.
Hammond said, “We all know he is one of the best live television broadcasters this country has ever had,” a montage of photos showing Schofield alone on screen, rather than his longtime co-host Holly Willoughby with.
The 61-year-old presenter’s departure comes amid reports of a rift between him and Willoughby, and his brother, Timothy Schofield, was jailed for 12 years on Friday after pleading guilty to child sex offences.
Willoughby will remain on the show and will “co-appear with members of today morning Family”, ITV said. However, Metro.co.uk The broadcaster said it would take a half-term break, returning on Monday 5 June, the report said.
This Morning pays tribute to Philip Schofield
Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary pay tribute to the former today morning host Philip Schofield on Monday’s episode (May 22).
Accepting his decision to leave the show, Hammond said: “We cannot begin without paying tribute to the man who spent the last two decades sitting in the chair. today morning Sofa, Philip Schofield.
“Everyone on and off-screen on the show, ITV and today morning I want to say a huge thank you to Phil for everything he has done over the past 21 years to make the show such a success.
“Quite simply, we all know he is one of the best live television broadcasters this country has ever produced. And we and the entire team wish him all the best for the future.”
O’Leary then clarified that Willoughby, who often co-hosts with Schofield, was currently on holiday before the school half term and would return to the show on Monday 5 June.
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Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary paid tribute to Schofield on the first episode of the ITV show following his shock resignation.
(O’Leary clarified that Willoughby, who often co-hosts with Scofield, is currently on school leave ahead of half term and will return to the show on Monday, June 5.)
Annabel Nugent23 May 2023 04:00
Piers Morgan responds to rumors he could replace Philip Schofield
Piers Morgan is among the stars rumored to possibly replace Schofield today morning.
the former good morning uk However, the presenter quickly denied the speculation on social media.
Annabel Nugent23 May 2023 03:30
Phil’s final sign-off from ‘This Morning’, in case anyone was curious…
Watch Phillip Scofield’s final sign off from this morning
Annabel Nugent23 May 2023 03:00
What did Holly Willoughby say about Philip Schofield’s departure?
In his exit statement, Scofield said that he had decided to step down from the show because “ITV have decided that the current situation cannot go forward, and I want to do what I can to protect that show”. I can do what I love”.
Willouhgby “thanks” Schofield “for all his knowledge, his experience and his humour”, adding: “Sofa wouldn’t feel the same without him.”
Annabel Nugent23 May 2023 02:30
Read Claire Morrison’s opinion…
Claire Morrison writes for, “Unlike many celebrities’ falls from grace, Scofield has been much slower and much less certain.” Independent,
“To even call it a fall from grace seems overzealous; They have more of a tarnished reputation in that, despite the best polish, there are some spots and stains that can be irreparable. To be honest, it’s too early to tell.
Read Morrison’s comment piece here…
Annabel NugentMay 23, 2023 01:30
Holly Willoughby gave Phillip Scofield an ‘ultimatum’ before leaving this morning
As rumors swirl about the reason for Scofield’s exit today morningIt appears that a broadcast official has shed some light on the matter.
A broadcasting executive explained, “Holly had made it clear whether it was him or Phil, but refused to go on until she was given something more concrete she could announce.” many times,
Annabel NugentMay 23, 2023 01:00
Who Will Replace Philip Schofield On ‘This Morning’?
Dermot O’Leary, who hosts today morning Friday with Alison Hammond the favorite to be Willoughby’s new sidekick, with odds currently at 4/5.
singer and regular today morning Stand-in Rochelle Humes and comedian Joel Domett are favorites to replace Scofield at 6/1 and 8/1 respectively.
Annabel Nugent23 May 2023 00:30
Ulrika Johnson chimes in on ‘battle of egos’
Ulrika Jonsson is one of several TV personalities to have commented on the “feud” between Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Prior to ITV’s announcement that Scofield is stepping down today morningJohnson spoke about the rumored tension between “the king and queen of daytime TV”.
Annabel Nugent23 May 2023 00:00