Phillip Schofield reignites Eamonn Holmes ‘feud’ with subtle dig in his memoir

Was it really an accident, though?

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by Marianna Manson |
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Eamonn Holmes is reportedly “raging” that his long-term colleague Phillip Schofield misspelled his name in every single reference to him in his newly released memoir, Life Is What You Make It.

There have been reports of tension between the two ever since last year when Eamonn’s wife Ruth Langsford allegedly filed an official complaint against Phil at ITV over cutting her off mid-link. However, since Phil bravely came out as gay back in February, they had nothing but kind things to say about each other.

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Now it looks as though Phil has reignited the feud by spelling Eamonn’s name with one ‘n’ instead of two in all four references to him in the book.

“Eamonn, with two n’s, is raging. How did no one pick up on this in 400 pages?” said a source.

“If it’s a joke, Eamonn certainly wasn’t in on it and the error has ruffled feathers, yet again.”

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1985: CBBC children's presenter

Phil's big break came as he presented the links between TV shows on CBBC, or children's BBC as it was called then. He did this from 1985 to 1987.

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1987: Radio and Going Live!

Phil was also a radio presenter by this point, and presented Saturday morning children's TV show Going Live! from 1987 to 1993.

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1992: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

In 1992, Phillip turned his hand to something completely different and appeared on stage as Joseph in the West End production, taking over the role from Jason Donovan. He performed this for five years.

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2002: This Morning

Phil took to the This Morning sofa for the first time in 2002, taking over from John Leslie and presenting with Fern Britton. After she left in 2009, Holly Willoughby took up the reins, having worked with Phil on Dancing On Ice.

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2006: Dancing On Ice

Speaking of which... Phil co-hosted Dancing On Ice from 2006 with Holly, before she left in 2011 and was replaced by Christine Bleakley until 2014 when the show went on hiatus. When it returned in 2018, Holly and Phil were back at the helm.

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2006: The British Soap Awards

In 2006, Phil began hosting The British Soap Awards, and has been doing it annually ever since then!

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2008: All Star Mr & Mrs

In 2008, Phil and his then-This Morning co-star Fern Britton began hosting All Star Mr & Mrs. When Fern left in 2010, Phil carried on until the series ended in 2016.

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2009: The Cube

Phillip began presenting The Cube in 2009, a game show which saw contestants attempt to tackle the prizes inside the cube for prize money. It was GRIPPING. Sadly, it was taken off-air in 2015.

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2017: Schofield's South African Adventure

Schofe got to travel around South Africa for a This Morning segment in 2017. Although there haven't been talks for another series, Phil did tell Lorraine Kelly that he'd "love" to do another one.

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2017: 5 Gold Rings

He returned to the game show circuit in 2017, presenting 5 Gold Rings which he still continues to do now.

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2018: Coronation Street

In 2018, Phil and Hol made Coronation Street fans very happy with a small cameo. As part of Rosie Webster's exit storyline, the pair interviewed Rosie, Craig Tinker and Gemma Winter.

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On top of everything else he's doing, Phil also appears in adverts for - and his current campaign sees him playing with an ADORABLE puppy! Aww.

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2020: Phil comes out as gay

In February 2020, Phil announced he's gay in a heartfelt post on social media.He then sat down on This Morning for an interview with friend and co-host Holly Willoughby.Phil told Holly, "It's funny because everyone I've spoken to, and you, have all been so supportive and so loving and caring, and my entire family to a person have grabbed us and said it's ok it's ok, we love you we're proud of you..."Every person I tell it gets a little lighter and a little lighter, at the same time I have made this decision which is essential for me and essential for my head and that is principally the reason I have done this."

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Following his official statement about his sexuality earlier this year, Phil made an emotional return to This Morning where he, Ruth and Eamonn exchanged hugs and Phil called them “utterly magnificent” in a tweet.

A separate source told The Sun, “It’s a genuine typo — Phil didn’t have a clue.

“He’ll be mortified to think he might have upset Eamonn.”

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In the memoir, published under Michael Joseph publishers, Phil spoke about the moment he knew he had to come out publicly, writing,“It was the first time my issues had spilled over into work. Another day I had to leave a fashion item to be sick. I now know that I needed professional help. It was a very stupid thing to do... all my closest friends knew how ragged my head was but no one except Steph knew why.

“I sat alone in the flat, staring at the walls, as This Morning started on the other side of London.”

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