PHILLIP Schofield has been well and truly burned by his former This Morning co-host Fern Britton as he faces a massive backlash over Queue-jump gate and alleged grooming.
Last night, the ITV presenter was dropped from We Buy Any Car over the Queue row, but Fern, who quit This Morning after seven years in 2009 after a well-publicised fued with her former on-screen telly husband took a sly dig at Schofe, who is facing calls to quit the ITV show.
Fern, 65 said she felt “undervalued by ITV” adding that she was “living in Phil’s shadow”, but insiders claim the fallout was much deeper than reported at the time.
Four years after her exit, Phillip revealed that they were no longer on speaking terms, telling Heat magazine: “We were involved in the show and mates at the time, but we don’t really. I see Phil [Fern’s then-husband, chef Phil Vickery] when he’s in This Morning… But we’re not in touch now.”
Fern hit back: “I always say Phillip and I had an indefinable chemistry which seemed to work well on-screen. We ‘got’ each other.”
“We enjoyed a laugh. And viewers seemed to warm to that. But, like Morecambe and Wise, we chose not to live in each other’s pockets. We were a great professional partnership but we never went on holiday together.”
The feud was re-ignited when Fern appeared on This Morning to celebrate the programmes BAFTA award in 2018, in which the former Daytime stalwart sassily threw some shade.
Speaking via a video link, our Fern said: “Congratulations on BAFTA, that was absolutely wonderful and brilliant, I’d love to have been there but I didn’t get an invitation.”
Now, after 13 years of fueding, Fern has re-emerged to put the final nail in Schofes coffin, tweeting about the queue row.
Taking to social media on Friday, September 16, Fern, who lives in Cornwall asked the question: “There’s a VIP line?” reported Cornwall Live.
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PHILLIP Schofield has been sacked as the face of WeBuyAnyCar.com following the Queue-gate row, with a petition to sack him from This Morning hitting a whopping 75k.
A WeBuyAnyCar.com source told The Sun last night: “The We Buy Any Car ads are among the most regularly shown on telly – everyone knows them and the little tune that goes with it, and Phillip has been on them since 2018.”
“It’s a massive deal, worth seven figures, but next week they’re shooting a new campaign and he’s not involved in any of it.”