NTAs 2020: Phillip Schofield and Ruth Langsford put aside feud rumours as they share a kiss

This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Ruth Langsford appear to have put aside any reports of a feud as they shared a friendly kiss at the National Television Awards.

The pair of presenters, who host the ITV daytime show on different days, looked comfortable with one another as they joined their cast mates and colleagues on the National Television Awards stage to accept the award for Live Magazine.

Holly Willoughby was the first to say something as she called 57 year old Phillip a “silvered haired man with a heart of gold” as she said she “couldn’t wish for more” than to work with him.

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As Phillip took the mic, he added his own thanks and called the This Morning team the “best on the telly” and confessed his “love” for his colleagues.

He then passed the floor to Ruth to “say something” as they accepted the award. Ruth then stepped forward after thanking Phillip and opened up about it being a “honour” to work on the show, while Phillip smiled in the background.

As the speeches finished and the camera pans away Phillip and Ruth, who were recently reunited on screen after the feud reports, can be seen sharing a hug and a friendly kiss on the cheek on the big screen.


This comes after Ruth was reported to have clashed with Phillip, which led to her apparently making a complaint about him last year.

In December 2019, it was reported that eight "big" This Morning presenters, including Ruth, "complained about" Phillip causing a "toxic" atmosphere on the programme.

A source told The Sun at the time: “For so long people have been silenced because they are scared for their job. If they speak out publicly about the atmosphere they fear there could be repercussions.”

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Former This Morning host Amanda Holden then hinted the rumours could have some truth to them as she threw her support behind Ruth.

But, Phillip denied the reports just before Christmas as he said: “The atmosphere in our studio is so wonderful. There's such a lovely team. Everyone is lovely.

"What has been said is a shame. When something like this happens it's a shame. But I won't let this ruin my Christmas."

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Phillip was also backed by his co-host Holly, 38, who previously told BBC newsbeat: "You couldn't do the amount of hours of TV that we do with each other without getting on."

A spokesperson for ITV also denied that there’s any tension between the stars of This Morning.

They said in a statement: “Phillip is a much respected broadcaster. This appears to be a desperate attempt to tarnish his reputation by maliciously motivated gossip.’

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