Phillip Schofield will take Amanda Holden claims ‘on the chin’

Phillip Schofield has said he hopes people "know him better" following claims made about him at the weekend.

The TV stalwart was responding to comments from an unnamed former daytime TV executive who said Schofield was allegedly responsible for Amanda Holden "losing out" on a co-presenting job on This Morning.

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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby host ITV's This Morning (Ian West/PA)

A source told the Sun on Sunday that Holden had spoken to ITV after she believed Schofield had allegedly said she was "difficult to manage".

The 57-year-old, who has been a fixture on This Morning since 2002, tweeted: "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."

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Amanda Holden, Declan Donnelly and Alesha Dixon, with the BAFTA for Entertainment Programmes for BGT, at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
Amanda Holden attending the Britain's Got Talent photocall at The London Palladium.
Amanda Holden with Team Tommy's during the 2019 London Landmarks Half Marathon.
Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon attending the Britain's Got Talent photocall at The London Palladium.
Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Anthony McPartlin, David Walliams, Declan Donnelly and Simon Cowell attending the Britain's Got Talent photocall at The London Palladium.
Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Anthony McPartlin attending the Britain's Got Talent photocall at The London Palladium
Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon attending the Britain's Got Talent photocall at The London Palladium
Amanda Holden attending the 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at the Rosewood Hotel, London. Picture date: Friday November 2nd 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Amanda Holden during the Pride Of Britain Awards 2018, in partnership with TSB, honouring the nation's unsung heroes and recognising the amazing achievements of ordinary people, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Amanda Holden attends ITV Palooza! held at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.
Amanda Holden and Rob Rinder attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
Amanda Holden with Tokio Myers winner of the Ppl Classic Brits Breakthrough award at the Classic Brit Awards 2018, Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Picture date: Wednesday June 13, 2018. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire
Amanda Holden attending the Animal Hero Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
David Walliams and Amanda Holden wave to fans from a balcony at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, ahead of the final of Britain's Got Talent.
Amanda Holden and daughter Alexa attending the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
Amanda Holden and her daughter Alexa attending the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
Amanda Holden and daughter Alexa attending the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
(from left) Anthony McPartlin, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Declan Donnelly and David Walliams attend the auditions for Britain's Got Talent at The Lowry in Salford.
(l-r) Judges Amanda Holden, Anthony McPartlin, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Declan Donnelly and Simon Cowell arriving at the filming of Britain's Got Talent, at the Palladium Theatre, London
Ant McPartlin, Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden arriving at the Britains Got Talent London Auditions held at The London Palladium
Judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon attending the Britain's Got Talent auditions at the Blackpool Opera House, Blackpool. Picture date: Tuesday January 16th, 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Amanda Holden attending the Pride of Britain Awards 2017 held at Grosvenor House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Amanda Holden pictured backstage at the Attitude Awards, where she won won the Honorary Gay award, at the Roundhouse in North London. Picture date: Thursday October 12th, 2017. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Amanda Holden and daughter Alexa during the Julien Mcdonald Front Row London Fashion Week SS18 show held at No 1 Invicta Plaza London. Picture date: Monday 18 September. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/Empics Entertainment
Amanda Holden attending the 2017 Britain's Got Talent launch at The Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday 12 April 2017. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Amanda Holden attending the Animal Hero Awards held at Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/Empics Entertainment
Amanda Holden attending the Olivier Awards 2017, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Picture date: Sunday April 9th, 2017. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment
Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon(left) attending the judges auditions for Britain's Got Talent at The Lowry Manchester.
Amanda Holden attending the auditions for Britain's Got Talent at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre.
The Duchess of Cornwall, with Amanda Holden (right) and her daughter Alexa Hughes, watches her dog Beth compete an agility course during her visit to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's centre in Old Windsor.
(left-right) David Walliams, Anthony McPartlin, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Declan Donnelly attending the Britain's Got Talent Photocall at the London Palladium.
Amanda Holden at The Big Feastival, Kingham. Picture date: Saturday August 27, 2016. Photo credit should read: Alan D West/ EMPICS Entertainment
Amanda Holden attending the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.. Photo Credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Amanda Holden at the Britain's Got Talent 2016 launch held at the Regent Street Cinema, London
Amanda Holden (right) and Alesha Dixon attending the auditions for Britain's Got Talent at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 4, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ BGT. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
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Presenter Rochelle Humes stood in for Holly Willoughby while she was presenting I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! in Australia.

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan, who took part in Dancing On Ice which Schofield hosted, was among those who jumped to his defence on social media.

He tweeted: "It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on DOI ... very supportive and caring person and yes funny, just not as funny as me. You're a top man."

Broadcaster ITV said the presenter line-ups on This Morning "change regularly and final decisions on these line-ups are made by producers and not the presenters".

They added: "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 Holden's representative has been contacted for comment.

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