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Siobhan Macdonald

Amanda Holden has ‘no issues’ with Holly Willoughby after mocking claims

Amanda Holden has 'no issues' with Holly Willoughby after seemingly mocking her This Morning statement on social media.

Holly, 42, returned to host This Morning alongside Josie Gibson on Monday after taking an extended half term break during the Phillip Schofield scandal. Holly gave an emotional statement upon her return, and addressed the audience: “Right, deep breath. Firstly, are you OK? I hope so.”

The statement was met with a mixed reaction as some fans were glad to see Holly back on screen, while others criticised her 'insincere' statement. Amanda, 52, was accused of mocking the presenter after she shared a video online of herself in a white dress like Holly's as she asked her followers: "Hello, it is Tuesday. Are you OK?"

Amanda also seemingly referenced Holly's statement during her Heart breakfast radio show with Jamie Theakston. He said to another guest: "We're worried about your well-being," before Amanda laughed: "I'm OK people, are you OK?"

However, a spokesperson for the Britain's Got Talent judge insisted her comments were a misunderstanding and there was no bad blood between her and Holly. They told Metro: "Amanda has always made it clear in the past she has no issues with Holly. Today’s video has been taken out of context."

Amanda Holden took aim at Holly Willoughby as she asked her fans if they're okay (Instagram/Amanda Holden)

This comes after Amanda was reportedly embroiled in a feud with Phillip Schofield after he stopped her from getting a job. It was reported at the time that Amanda was lined up to co-host This Morning with Phil during Holly's stint in the jungle, but he pushed for Rochelle Humes instead.

Amanda worked on This Morning in 2014 as Holly's maternity cover and was reportedly keen to step back into the role but Phil campaigned for Rochelle to get the job instead. It was reported that Phillip felt the former The Saturdays singer was easier to "manage" on air.

Holly Willoughby addressed This Morning viewers at the top of Monday's show (ITV)

A source at the time told The Sun: “Amanda was so excited when she learnt she had secured the role. She is ITV’s golden girl and has always been a firm favourite with This Morning.

“So she was shocked when she was taken out to lunch by ITV executives who told her that unfortunately they couldn’t follow through with the offer.”

Amanda has taken a few digs at Phil over the years and in 2019 referenced her dislike of the Dancing On Ice host after she was asked by Jamie on their radio show to name three things she wouldn't like to find in her house. She cheekily quipped: "Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield!"

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