“It’s a shame… we are so open on the show, we are so open online and we go on holiday together.”
An ITV spokesperson also told Express.co.uk: “It’s deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this sort of malicious gossip.
“Phillip is a much respected broadcaster and colleague and this is absolutely not a description of This Morning that we recognise.
“Holly and Phil are great friends both on and off screen and are popular among viewers and colleagues alike.”
This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am. The One Show airs weekdays on BBC One at 7pm. Take Off with Holly and Bradley airs Christmas Eve on BBC One at 8pm.