Holly Willoughby is always smiling whenever she’s presenting with Phillip Schofield.
But the This Morning presenter has reportedly been left upset over Amanda Holden’s accusations about Phil, 57.
There have been unsubstantiated rumours circulating that Phillip scuppered Amanda’s chances of co-hosting This Morning last year when Holly went Down Under to present I’m A Celebrity.
While Phil has revealed how upset the claims have made him, Holly is said to be also feeling down thanks to Amanda.
A close friend of the mother-of-three told new! magazine: “Holly is fiercely protective of Phil.
“Yes, she admits he is the powerhouse of the show and really runs the ship, but she wants to stand up and be counted for Phil.
“She was really upset and feels she has a duty to defend him and she’s already trying to make big moves to quash the negativity from Amanda.”
Another source told the magazine how Holly had spent hours talking to Phil about the situation when he was at his most low.
“They spent hours talking about it and it clearly affected Holly because she’s been really upset and burdened by seeing him that way”.
Amanda has made several digs at Phil over the past year, but claims she offered to meet Phil for a coffee to resolve the situation, but he failed to reply to her message.
Holly is apparently going to contact Amanda to clear the air with the source adding: “She wants to meet up and chat with her first and hen bring Phillip into the mix when she’s laid the groundwork.
“She feels she has to do this for him and can’t stand to see him so down about all this.”
Read the full story in new! magazine, out now.
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