A This Morning host has called for Amanda Holden to be sacked from ITV completely amid her spat with Phillip Schofield.
Sophie Prescott, who has presented 24 segments on the show, said she found the Britain’s Got Talent judge ‘controlling, selfish and difficult’ when they worked together in October 2018.
The new claims come as Amanda, 48, revealed Phillip, 57, ‘ignored’ an ‘olive branch’ she offered last year in the hope of putting their bitter feud to bed, while the This Morning host declared he’d had a ‘very sad weekend’ due to the ‘hurtful’ reports.
‘She’s all me, me, me!’ A This Morning host has called for Amanda Holden to be SACKED from ITV amid that Phillip Schofield spat as she brands her ‘selfish, controlling and difficult’
Sophie told the Daily Mirror: ‘Amanda was all “me, me, me”. I put on a brave happy face doing the show but Amanda was very off-putting during my live appearance, kept asking questions, kept interfering and I felt she was a very controlling person.’
Amanda is said to have blamed Phillip for standing in the way of her getting the gig on This Morning when Holly Willoughby, 38, went to Australia to host I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in the absence of Ant McPartlin, 43.
But Sophie is team Schofe all the way and said Amanda should no longer work for the channel at all.
She continued: ‘Amanda is being thoroughly unprofessional in her behaviour to a fellow ITV family member…
‘Who does Amanda think she is, marching into Kevin Lygo’s office demanding answers on what she alleges that is supposed to have happened? Amanda should be “yellow-carded” and told to shut up or face getting the sack from Britain’s Got Talent.’
Sophie Prescott, who has made 24 appearances on the show said: ‘Amanda is being thoroughly unprofessional in her behaviour to a fellow ITV family member’
Frosty: Sophie and Amanda worked together on a Halloween show last year, but Sophie said Amanda should be ‘yellow-carded’ and sacked from ITV for her behaviour
Happier: Things appeared to be much more friendly when Sophie worked with Holly and Phil
The latest comes as Phillip admitted he had a ‘sad weekend’ following the ‘hurtful’ reports of the feud with Amanda.
He posted on Sunday: ‘The end of another really sad weekend. When you try for 35 years to be the easiest, most fun person to work with and you read such hurtful and wildly untrue stories from nameless “sources”.’
‘Obviously I’ll take it on the chin. I just hope you know me better [sic].’
On Monday’s edition of Amanda’s Heart radio show, the former actress, revealed she tried to go for a coffee with the This Morning host, 57, in attempt to bury the hatchet, but he declined her invitation.
Speaking to her co-host Jamie Theakston, Amanda said: ‘I’ve moved on from it, Jamie, you need to move on from it.’
Phillip shared: ‘The end of another really sad weekend. When you try for 35 years to be the easiest, most fun person to work with and you read such hurtful and wildly untrue stories from nameless “sources”‘
He replied: ‘You might have moved on but I just wanted to know, is there any more to the story?’
Confirming the feud rumours, Amanda added: ‘I did offer to meet him for a coffee months ago, he didn’t reply to my text. What can I say?’
Jamie noted: ‘The olive branch had been extended.’
Jamie then paid reference to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s highly-publicised feud, which was officially put to bed with the release of Taylor’s new You Need To Calm Down music video.
He joked: ‘In a kind of Katy Perry/ Taylor Swift moment, will there maybe be a burger and fries moment for you guys?’
To which Amanda responded: ‘I doubt it, I’m a vegetarian, Jamie.’
‘A sad weekend’: The Phillip/Amanda feud rumours continue to rumble on after she claimed he declined her olive branch when she asked him for a coffee
Eek! Just this month Heart FM radio host Amanda hinted at some animosity between herself and Phillip. When asked the three things she would least like to find in her home, she replied: ‘Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield’
Reports have long been rife about troubles between the TV hosts, with the latest detail of the story claiming Amanda headed to the top by lobbying ITV executives over the animosity after Phil allegedly pushed for Rochelle Humes to take the job.
A former daytime TV executive told the publication: ‘Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle Humes, 30, to get the job despite Amanda being more experienced – and having been told privately she’d got the gig.
MailOnline has approached Amanda, Phillip and This Morning representatives for comment.
An ITV spokesperson said: ‘Presenter line ups on This Morning change regularly and final decisions on these line ups are made by producers and not the presenters.
‘Phillip Schofield is a much loved broadcaster and part of the ITV family. He is a consummate professional and held in high regard at ITV.
‘Amanda is also held in high regard as a judge on one of our biggest shows.’
Didn’t work out: Amanda had apparently wanted to step in for Holly last year when she flew to Australia for the I’m A Celeb gig
Just this month Heart FM radio host Amanda hinted at some animosity between herself and Phillip. When asked the three things she would least like to find in her home, she replied: ‘Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield’.
It was reported back in November that Amanda had reportedly confronted Phillip after feeling ‘let down’ after she failed to land the This Morning presenting gig while Holly was away.
Instead, former The Saturdays singer Rochelle landed the coveted job alongside Phillip while his regular co-host Holly took over Ant McPartlin’s hosting duties for I’m A Celeb while he took an extended break from TV.
The Sun claimed the alleged confrontation took place during an advert break when the judge was interviewed by Phil and Holly on This Morning in October, days after Rochelle was confirmed to be stepping in.
Amanda appeared on This Morning to talk to the award-winning presenting duo about her work with charity Tommy’s on October 8.
A source told The Sun: ‘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.
‘Easier to manage’: A former daytime TV executive told the publication: ‘Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle Humes to get the job despite Amanda being more experienced (pictured in November 2018)
Amanda stepped into Holly’s shoes when the Celebrity Juice star took a year off the show to have her third baby five years ago in October 2014, and has joined the show on other occasions.
In 2015, 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