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Shannon Brown

Amanda Holden claims Phillip Schofield brutally 'snubbed' attempt to make up

Amanda Holden had claimed Phillip Schofield brutally snubbed her attempt to make amends after the pair fell out. The Britain's Got Talent judge reportedly fell out with Phillip during her brief stint co-presenting This Morning with him while usual host Holly Willoughby was in Australia with I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

According to reports, Phil vetoed her getting a full time role, instead preferring Rochelle Humes. Amanda has now revealed on her Heart Breakfast show she reached out with an olive branch, asking to meet him for coffee in 2019, but he didn't reply, reports HullLive.

Phillip Schofield dramatically quit This Morning last weekend after report of a rift with co-host Holly. Amanda backed fellow ITV presenter Dermot O'Leary to replace him. Alison Hammond stepped in with O'Leary to fill in for the usual hosts after Phillip's departure and while Holly was off on a pre-planned vacation.

Read more: Phillip Schofield tells Piers Morgan he is heartbroken after This Morning exit

The pair stepped up on Monday and Tuesday, while Craig Doyle took the helm with Hammond on Wednesday.

Appearing on her Heart Breakfast show, co-host Jamie Theakston asked if she thinks O’Leary would be “good to replace” Schofield. The 52-year-old said: “Yes. I think him and Alison do a great job, don’t they?”

Schofield, 61, stepped down from the ITV talk show on Saturday after more than 20 years amid reports of a fallout with co-presenter Holly Willoughby – and after his brother, Timothy Schofield, was jailed for 12 years for child sex offences.

Amanda previously took aim at Phil over the Queen lying-in-state queue row last year. “So David Beckham has landed a seven-figure deal with Qatar’s World Cup sponsor, Doritos. I love Doritos. I’d love a seven-figure deal,” Ashley Roberts said.

“Get in line. Well, I mean he did get in line. Good on him,” Amanda then sniped. Ashley then cheekily said: “Well, yes he did for like 14 hours.”

This Morning continues to air each weekday from 10am on ITV.

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