Amanda Holden was ‘desperate’ to take Holly Willoughby’s job on This Morning

Amanda Holden has ruffled a lot of feathers at This Morning after news of her feud with Phillip Schofield emerged.

But back in 2015 she nabbed a prime spot co-hosting beside him when Holly Willoughby went on maternity leave, a job she was desperate for.

Old quotes from the time have resurfaced showing how 'thrilled' she was to step into Holly's shoes, as she admitted it was a role she was keen to do permanently.

Speaking to the Huffington Post at the time, the 48-year-old said: "The main reason I was thrilled to stand in for Holly during her maternity leave on This Morning was that I’d be able to show a different side to myself.


“I loved every minute. Holly is incredible but if she ever does finally hang up her stilettos, that’s the job I’d really want to be considered for.”

So keen was she to take a seat on the famous sofa that she was willing to step in when Holls went into labour.

The mum-of-three had said she wouldn't leave the show until the baby was on its way.

Holly told us at the time: "I’m just going to keep working until one day I don’t come back in again. That’s what I’ve done before."

Amanda tweeted in response: “I am in the shadows prepared with towels and hot water!”

Rumours of a rift between Amanda and Phil began when it was claimed he'd stopped her from hosting the show while Holly Willoughby was away with I'm A Celebrity.

Heart FM breakfast DJ Amanda reportedly took her concerns to ITV boss Kevin Lygo, with a former daytime TV executive revealing that "Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle Humes to get the job despite Amanda being more experienced".


This was despite it being alleged that Amanda had been told in private that "she'd got the gig".

Amanda has since made sly digs at Phil , but has now said she tried to call a truce that he snubbed .

He tweeted today that he hoped his followers didn't believe the claims and was taking them "on the chin".

Now This Morning guest presenter Sophie Prescott has called for Amanda to be sacked , as she said the Britain's Got Talent judge was difficult to work with.

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