THIS Morning is losing 200,000 viewers A DAY as viewers switch off over Holly and Phillip’s row – and allegations that the ITV host groomed a young runner that forced him to quit the show and leave ITV all together.
Now insiders are reportedly claiming Phil could be forced out along with top producer Martin Frizell – but Holly Willoughby will be safe.
Speaking to The Sun, a source said: “This Morning is preparing for some seismic changes this summer – Phil is lined up as the first major name for the chop when his contract expires this summer. Seeing the reaction of This Morning viewers has been a wake-up call.”
HOLLY and Phil’s tension on This Morning is bare for all to see, say body language experts
Judi James told Express.co.uk about the duo’s body language which she studied on Monday.
She said: “Phil and Holly’s body language could hardly have been more contrasting than it was for this first appearance since all the breaking stories about their relationship.”
“Phil began noisily with his back to Holly, cheering and clapping in a ritual of celebratory appreciation for the guy playing the piano.”
“It gave his body language an energy boost that he might not have gotten had they been standing side-by-side facing the camera as they usually do.”
However, an insider told The Mirror Phil appears withdrawn behind the scenes, adding: “He seems down and spends a lot of time in his dressing room. We’re worried about him.
The row went even deeper Monday when a former ITV star hit back at the network for firing him over a joke whilst keeping Schofield on air after his affair and his brothers sexual abuse trial.