Phillip Schofield insists ‘I don’t care’ as he presents hungover after ‘staged’ hug with Ruth Langsford – The Sun
HUNGOVER Phillip Schofield told viewers "I don't care" as he presented This Morning with Holly Willoughby after their NTA win.
The pair appeared on stage at last night's awards, with Phil awkwardly wrapping his arm around Ruth Langsford in the wake of their feud drama.
However a source told The Sun Online the whole thing had been "staged" by This Morning bosses following the furore surrounding Phil and Ruth.
The playing-nicely vibe continued this morning, when Phil showed a picture of him, Holly, Eamonn and Ruth together, saying: "We've got some nice pics. That's our team."
As it traditional after the NTAs, Phillip and Holly also spoke non-stop about how hungover they were feeling.
And as the running order was revealed today, he started laughing while reading from the autocue about the the showbiz news segment.
The 57-year-old star said: "And is there any truth in the rumours… We're just holding on by our fingertips here.
"We're really reading it slowly. Rumours about Brad Pitt… I don't care, I honestly don't care."
Holly sat beside him giggling while Alison Hammond's booming laugh echoed across the studio from the other side of the room.
Last night, Phil put his arm round Ruth in a show of friendship after she made a formal complaint to ITV's new head of daytime TV Emma Gormley over Phillip’s conduct last year.
He said: "Eamonn and Ruth, your Fridays are fantastic, we love you so much."
However a source told The Sun Online the whole thing had been 'staged' by This Morning bosses following the furore surrounding Phil and Ruth.
They said: "Ruth has never been invited by Phil to speak during an NTAs acceptance speech before until now.
"It was clearly all staged by bosses at This Morning, but Ruth clearly bristled when Phil put his arm around her."
The moment didn't go unnoticed by viewers at home either, with many cringing as they watched the awkward exchange.
One tweeted: "The most awkward chemistry on TV goes to This Morning. Got to love Ruth for clearly showing what she felt!"
Another agreed: "Ruth Langford is looking a bit arkward… slightly frosty next to phillip."
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