Phillip Schofield‘s future on Dancing On Ice is in jeopardy following his resignation from This Morning.
The 61-year-old host stated on Saturday that he will be departing the ITV daytime programme with ‘immediate effect’ due to suspicions of a feud with his co-star Holly Willoughby.
It had been rumoured that the pair were ‘barely communicating’ behind the scenes, but they maintained a unified face when presenting the long-running show this week.
While Holly, 42, never addressed the reports of a disagreement publicly, she did address his departure on Instagram, noting that ‘the sofa won’t feel the same without him.’
Phil will ‘continue to present peak time programmes, including next month’s The British Soap Awards and a new prime time series,’ according to ITV.
It’s unknown whether he’ll return to Dancing On Ice with the Wylde Moon creator.
We understand that Dancing On Ice is not currently in production, as the competition airs at the beginning of each year, and the celebrity lineup has yet to be confirmed.
Phil has been presenting the competition series alongside Holly since 2006, however she had a break for many years during which Christine Bleakley took her place.
Meanwhile, Holly and Phil have been hosting This Morning for 14 years.
Announcing his departure, Phil said on Instagram: ‘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 realise that ITV has concluded that the current situation cannot continue, and I want to do all in my power to defend the programme that I adore.
‘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.
‘I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially This Morning’s amazing viewers – and I’ll see you all for the Soap Awards next month.’