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Susan Knox

Josie Gibson shares cryptic post as she remains silent after Phillip Schofield's exit

Josie Gibson has continued to remain silent amid the ongoing drama surrounding her This Morning workplace.

The This Morning regular, 38, has seemingly decided not to pay tribute to Phillip Schofield, who sensationally announced his departure from the ITV programme in an brief statement on Instagram on Saturday afternoon.

Phillip, 61, who had fronted the ITV programme for 21-years, announced that he was leaving the show with 'immediate effect' following fiery rumours of a feud between him and co-host, Holly Willoughby.

While a number of her This Morning co-stars including Rochelle Humes and celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna have broken their silence on the drama and shared tributes in support of Phillip, Josie has continued to remain silent.

She did however take to Instagram on Monday evening to post a number of cryptic quotes about 'seeing clearly'.

Josie has remained silent following Phillip Schofield's exit (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Josie posted a cryptic post on Instagram (Instagram)

One quote read: "Remember, being happy doesn't mean you have it all. It simply means you're thankful for all you have."

And another quote read: "I think the most beautiful thing in the world is watching the light come on in someone's eyes, after they have been lost in the dark for so long."

Given that Josie's co-stars Rochelle and Clodagh, as well as Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary have addressed Phillip's shock exit from This Morning, her silence could potentially be a sign of whose side she is on.

Last week, Josie made it her business to pay a gushing tribute to another This Morning star left the ITV show amid the Holly and Phil feud drama.

The ITV star posted a quote about 'seeing clearly' amid the This Morning drama (Instagram)
Josie regularly presents the show alongside Craig Doyle during the holidays (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The This Morning favourite paid tribute to Ella Bates as she left the programme.

In a gushing post, Josie penned: "The day we all got caught in the rain at @coronationstreet while filming @thismorning and then the sunshine came out. When I say sunshine I mean @ella.bates beautiful face.

"Ella I am so so sad to see you leave us. You lighten up any room with your magical energy.

"You are Golden my friend and your going places with that special energy of yours. I know you're going to live out your dreams but we are going to miss you so very much."

Josie has presented alongside Phillip several times (ITV)

After Ella's departure, it wasn't long before Phillip announced that he too was leaving the iconic ITV show after 21-years.

In a statement posted to his Instagram stories, fallen presenter Phillip wrote: "I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story.

"Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind.

"I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.

Rochelle Humes has paid tribute to Phillip while Josie has remained silent following his shock exit (David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock for NTA)

"So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future."

An ITV spokesperson later said: "Phillip Schofield’s decision to step down from This Morning was (as his statement made clear) a decision agreed between Phillip and ITV."

Following his shock exit from the ITV programme, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary returned to This Morning on Monday to present as Holly is currently on holiday for two weeks, with her set to make a comeback return on June 5.

It has not yet been announced who will fill Phillip's shoes on This Morning, but both Alison and Dermot are said to be in the running along with Rylan Clark, Rochelle Humes, Piers Morgan, Josie Gibson, and Gino D'Acampo.

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