This Morning star calls for Amanda Holden to be sacked from BGT by ITV after Phillip Schofield feud – The Sun
THIS Morning star Sophie Prescott has called for Amanda Holden to be sacked from BGT after her feud with Phillip Schofield.
The craft segment host has leapt to Schofe's defence and made shocking claims about Amanda – despite only working with her once.
Crafter Sophie – famous for her love of making pom poms – appeared on This Morning alongside Amanda last October for a Halloween segment.
Her claims come after The Sun on Sunday revealed Amanda raised concerns to a top ITV boss after she was blocked from a job as Phil's co-host on This Morning while Holly Willoughby was in Australia covering for Ant McPartlin on I'm A Celeb! last year.
"Amanda was all 'me, me, me'," she told the Daily Mirror.
"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. You'd think she owned the show the way she carried on and I never liked her from that moment on."
Craft Queen Sophie – who has appeared on the show 24 times – branded Amanda "unprofessional" and added: "Whatever beef she has with Philip should be dealt with behind close doors."
Sophie continued: "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."
Meanwhile, she had nothing but praise for Schofe and said: "Philip has always offered me a warm welcome, he's a true gentleman who is very professional and genuinely cares about the people he works with on This Morning.
"As far as I'm concerned, the picture she is painting of Philip of being ruthless and unkind is simply not true in my opinion."
This morning Amanda confirmed her feud with Phillip on her radio show – and blasted him for refusing to make up with her.
The Britain's Got Talent judge, 48, revealed the 57-year-old presenter ignored her attempt to patch things up with an "olive branch coffee" last year.
Amanda had accused the This Morning presenter of costing her a plum role on the hit show.
Speaking on her Heart radio breakfast show, Amanda explained she texted Phil in a bid to clear the air.
The mother-of-two was hoping to go for a coffee with the host, only for him to ignore her message.
Talking to her radio co-host Jamie Theakston, Amanda said: "I've moved on from it, Jamie, you need to move on from it."
He replied: "You might have moved on but I just wanted to know, is there any more to the story?"
The TV favourite explained: "I did offer to meet him for a coffee months ago, he didn't reply to my text.
"What can I say?"
Jamie pushed: "The olive branch had been extended."
To which she replied: "Oh, yes."
Jamie then asked if there was any chance of a reconciliation, comparing Amanda and Phil's feud to the famous showbiz rift between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
The two popstars were recently seen making amends in Taylor's new video after years of sniping, sharing a sweet embrace while dressed as a burger and fries.
He questioned: "In a kind of Katy Perry/ Taylor Swift moment, will there maybe be a burger and fries moment for you guys?"
But Amanda didn't seem open to the idea, telling him: "I doubt it, I'm a vegetarian, Jamie."
The comments come after Phil took to his Twitter page yesterday to say that he'd had "another sad weekend" after The Sun On Sunday revealed details of his feud with Amanda.
He added that he had tried to be "the easiest, most fun person to work with" throughout his 35-year career – concluding that he will "take it on the chin".
On Sunday, we revealed that Amanda raised concerns to a top ITV boss after she was blocked from a job as Phil's co-host last year while Holly Willoughby was in Australia filming I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
A former daytime TV executive told us: "Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle Humes to get the job despite Amanda being more experienced — and having been told privately she’d got the gig.
We also revealed that in April another female star went to bosses over Phil’s "unreasonable actions" following an on-air clash.
The former exec told The Sun on Sunday: "For years, Phillip has been the king of daytime TV, and seen as a bit of a God, utterly untouchable.
"Things are increasingly toxic when the cameras stop rolling, and a few ITV people are secretly delighted that things are starting to emerge."
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