Phillip Schofield’s return to ITV already confirmed after quitting This Morning
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ITV has already confirmed Phillip Schofield will be back on screens soon after stepping down from hosting This Morning.
After posting about his departure on his Instagram Story, ITV bosses were quick with an update on his future career as he will be in a new peak time series in 2024.
Schofield is also still expected to be hosting this year’s British Soap Awards in June.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Managing Director, Media and Entertainment said: “Phillip is hands down one of the best broadcasters of his generation and we thank him for his two decades worth of absolutely terrific television on the This Morning sofa.
“This Morning is made by one of the best and most diligent teams in television, who produce over 12 hours of live television each week.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Phillip starting with The British Soap Awards in June and a brand new peak time series to come.”
Schofield confirmed on Instagram he would be quitting This Morning amid rumours circling about an alleged feud between himself and co-host Holly Willoughby.
“I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning,” he wrote.
“But recently, This Morning itself has become a story.
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“Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honorable 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.
“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.”
Schofield presented his last show on Thursday, May 18 having presented This Morning for over 20 years.
Willoughby will remain on as host, alongside other members of the This Morning family such as Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
Willoughby said: “It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour. The sofa won’t feel the same without him.”
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.
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