EAMONN Holmes has appeared to take a new cryptic swipe at his former This Morning colleague Phillip Schofield amid his fallout with Holly Willoughby.
Eamonn, 63, has made it clear in the past there is no love lost between him and Phil, previously branding The Cube host "passive agressive" and "arrogant".
And now the GB News host has made another cheeky dig about Phil, seemingly referencing the silver-haired presenter's spat with his wife Ruth Langsford.
Eamonn shared a snap of himself holding up a copy of Best magazine on instagram.
The cover story focused on an interview Eamonn gave to the title, with the headline: "Fights with Ruth! Eamonn Exclusive".
Eamonn then captioned the pic: "Fights with Ruth ? Moi ? Who would dare and live to tell the tale ? Read all about it."
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And it didn't escape fans notice that the comment could easily have been referring to Phil getting his comeuppance after Ruth made a complaint about to ITV bosses over his treatment of her while she was on the daytime show.
One commented: "He sounds a horrible man.What he did to Fern Britton. Then lovely Ruth. As my darling Nan used to say, what goes around, comes around."
"I wonder who would dare" laughed a second.
A third added: "I so agree with the other couples TM is a shambles without trained journalists like yourself and Ruth. We miss you so much."
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Eamonn responded to that comment with: "Thank u for saying so".
The Sun revealed in December 2019 that Ruth made a formal complaint to ITV’s embattled head of daytime TV Emma Gormley over Phillip’s conduct.
It followed an incident in April that year which saw Phillip rudely interrupt Ruth while she was presenting a preview of Loose Women during an episode of This Morning.
An ITV source revealed at the time: An ITV source revealed: “Ruth and Eamonn both appear to be treated harshly by Phillip. After Phillip literally cut her off in the middle of a sentence on air when she was hosting Loose Women she decided enough was enough. Yet again nothing changed.”
Eamonn and Ruth left the show in 2020 after bosses decided to replace them in their usual Friday slot with Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond.
But now Phillip's future on the show could be in jeopardy following The Sun's revelation this week that he and Holly Willoughby are 'barely speaking' after their once-tight friendship became strained.
ITV held "crisis talks" last night as they decided what to do about the situation.
Chiefs at ITV have called meetings to discuss what to do next amid the duo's row, reports the Mail.
It is said that Phil's popularity with the viewers is plummeting, as bosses decide their next move.
The Sun have contacted ITV for comment.
It comes as we revealed that Phil confronted his co-host of 14 years in a tense phone call shortly after their rift was made public.
Insiders said an emotional Phil picked up the phone to his TV partner after it was revealed their once close relationship was crumbling.
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Holly had said she made it clear to ITV bosses that she would host This Morning without Phil if he left, insisting they were “separate entities”.
Sources also let on how tensions between Holly and Phil had become so palpable, it was apparent to staff on set that they were barely speaking when the cameras weren’t rolling.
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