Amanda Holden reignites her feud with Phillip Schofield as she compares him to a household pest
Amanda Holden has reignited her feud with Phillip Schofield by branding him a ‘pest’.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 48, took a cheeky swipe at the This Morning host, 57, when she named him as one of three things she wouldn’t want to find in her home while hosting her Heart FM Breakfast Show on Thursday.
When asked on the radio show what she wouldn’t want to find inside her home, she said: ‘Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield.’
Dig: Amanda Holden appeared to reignite her feud with Phillip Schofield as she compared him to a household pest whilst hosting her Heart FM radio show on Thursday (pictured on Sunday)
Amanda’s dig at Phillip appears to fuel previous rumours about a feud between the pair, after it was reported she believed he had a hand in her not getting a This Morning presenting post last year.
Rochelle Humes landed the presenting job on the This Morning couch while Phillip’s regular co-host Holly Willoughby took over Ant McPartlin’s hosting duties for I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.
According to The Sun, Amanda reportedly expressed she felt ‘let down’ by her friend Phillip when she found out she didn’t get the position.
Feud: Amanda’s comment fuels rumours there was a feud between the pair, after she allegedly believed he had a hand in her not getting a This Morning presenting post (pictured in 2015)
A source told the publication: ‘She made it clear that she felt very let down. He was lost for words but didn’t have much time to respond to Amanda’s claims because the show was going back on air.
‘Neither of them realised that Amanda could be overheard by most of the team because she was still wearing her mic pack.’
The Sun made further claims that Amanda allegedly found out she didn’t get the job when she was taken out for lunch by ITV executives.
‘Amanda was shocked. During the lunch with ITV executives, they let slip they thought the decision had been heavily influenced by Phil and that he had thrown a spanner in the works,’ The insider shared with the newspaper.
Top job! It was Rochelle Humes who landed the presenting job on the This Morning couch with Phillip last year (pictured in London, November 2018)
Big responsibility: Rochelle had the role whilst Holly Willoughby took over Ant McPartlin’s hosting duties for I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here (pictured in London, October 2018)
Amanda stepped into Holly’s stilettos when the This Morning star took a year off the show to have her third baby in October 2014.
In 2015, Phillip planted a peck on Amanda’s lips live on This Morning during a cooking segment whilst they co-hosted the show.
She was tucking into a bowl of chicken noodle soup cooked up by chef Phil Vickery when Phillip joked it looked like a scene from the classic Disney film Lady and the Tramp.
Not a care in the world: Amanda had a big smile on her face as she left the Heart FM Radio station on Thursday
Fashion queen: She looked incredible wearing a white cotton dress with suede ankle boots
Amanda carried a crossbody Gucci bag as she headed home after work
Recreating the scene, in which dogs Lady and Tramp find themselves sucking on the same piece of spaghetti while enjoying a romantic meal, Phillip grabbed the end of the noodle Amanda was eating and placed it in his mouth.
The presenters continued to eat their ends of the noodle before locking lips and giggling while Phil looked on in amusement.
During their time co-hosting the morning show, Phillip confessed he found working alongside Amanda was ‘occasionally quite scary’.
He told Heat magazine at the time: ‘Amanda kept me on my toes. She has a faulty edit button and she forgets she’s on the telly, which is enormously endearing and funny, but occasionally quite scary.’
Previously: Amanda stepped into Holly’s stilettos when the This Morning star took a year off the show to have her third baby four years ago in October 2014