Phillip Schofield hits back at This Morning shake-up rumours saying he wants to stay for another DECADE | The Sun

PHILLIP Schofield has hit back at This Morning shake-up rumours saying he wants to stay on for another 10 years.

The 60-year-old recently celebrated his 20th anniversary there and said he has "no plans" to leave the daytime telly programme.

Phil joined This Morning in 2002 alongside Fern Britton on Fridays only. He is now the full time anchor with Holly Willoughby who joined him in 2009.

Asked if he'd stay on for a third decade, he told The Mirror: "I hope so! I certainly have no plans to leave the sofa.

"It’s just been a rolling organic process that has got better and better over the years.

"It’s unique in TV and I still love the live studio and the amazing team I work with."


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It comes as viewers demanded a change to the presenting line-up following a stream of stand-ins over the summer.

Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Vernon Kay, and Craig Doyle were among the back up hosts who stepped into Phil and Holly's shoes.

But fans of the weekday programme have demanded that show legend Ruth Langsford and her pal Rylan Clark take over the main presenting duties amid calls for a show shake-up.

Ruth, 62, and Rylan, 33, filled in for an incredibly successful week at the end of August.

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"My dream team would be Rylan & Ruth mon-thurs and Craig & Josie on Friday, " one fan said.

Another wrote on social media: “Ruth and Rylan should do it all the time. Phil and Holly think it’s all about them. Will miss not seeing them. Couldn’t they have done next week.”

A third tweeted: “Ruth and Rylan, far better than Lord and Lady Phil and Holly who are well past their sell-by date.”

The Morning is now reportedly under pressure to make the huge switch.

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A source said: “You do have to wonder what Holly and Phil made of Ruth and Rylan’s popularity.

"The viewing figures were great, as was the social media interaction, which is important to ITV."

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