UK vs. The World's Queens are back at the gig and ready for some stunts

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs the World features a whole host of queens returning to the competition with something to prove. Here's what the competitors had to say about their strategies. (Author: Gardener)

WorldBaga Chipz (RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1): I didn't think we would have a UK or International All Stars. I didn't even know it was in the pipeline. So I think right, you have three weeks now. It's time to increase your resistance [pffft]. Cheryl Hole (RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1): We could all confirm that my runways [in UK Season 1] weren't the strongest and I didn't have the opportunity to win a challenge. I was so excited to have a whole new approach to these challenges, these runways - and who knows, winning a challenge? Blu Hydrangea (RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1): For me it was definitely a confidence thing. I watched season 1 of [UK] and always join the conversations for my old self. I say, "No, you should have said that." I'm glad I've had the two, three years since my drag racing season to grow as a person. I definitely didn't know who I was dealing with in Season 1 [UK], but I definitely know who I'm dealing with. And I think that really helps you draw because you need to know where you stand and what you need to show and what you want to emphasize.


Ant and Dec transform for Drag Race UK's charity single debut

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have teamed up with Drag Race UK winners to perform their new charity song. (Author: Gardener)

Drag RaceAnt McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have teamed up with Drag Race UK winners to perform their new charity song. The "Angels of the North" transformed into their drag alter-egos Lady Antoinette and Miss Donna Lee for the End Of The Show show on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Drag Race UK winners The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Krystal Versace also appeared in the closing performance, introduced by American drag queen RuPaul. In their appearance on the show, Ant and Dec were beautified for the performance with fake breasts, heels and heavy makeup. Redhead McPartlin wore a black glittery outfit, while blonde Donnelly showed up in a blue feather dress and red lipstick. The variety show was again filmed in front of a live studio audience after last year's series had a virtual gallery due to Covid protocols. In the new series of the award-winning programme, McPartlin and Donnelly surprised an NHS nurse with a live on-air wedding after her ceremony was canceled three times during the pandemic.


Ant and Dec team up with the winners of Drag Race UK for a breathtaking drag performance

Ant & Dec has teamed up with Drag Race UK winners The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Krystal Versace for a stunning performance. (Author: Gardener)

Drag RaceAnt & Dec has teamed up with Drag Race UK winners The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Krystal Versace for a stunning performance. Before their performance, the duo transformed into their obnoxious drag personalities - Lady Antoinette and Miss Donna Lee. Mama Ru took a page out of the Drag Race manual and introduced the wild queens and their original track We Werk Together. "It's time to start the engines for a truly fabulous End Of The Show show," exclaimed Mama Ru. In one of her signature purple ensembles, Lawrence took the stage and delivered a stunning body suit reveal. Completing the Drag Race UK girlies was Krystal, who beamed as she sang about being a "Glamazon in Chiffon". During the track's bridge, Mama Ru and beloved judge Michelle Visage prepared the crowd for Ant and Dec's drag reveal. "Kid, I heard there are some new queens in town," Mama Ru said. Visage added, "Oh better watch out for Kitty." Shortly after the performance, fans took to Twitter to praise Ant & Dec for their stunning performance. One user wrote, "No, I'm sorry, Ant and Dec's drag debut beats most queens' all-stars." Another fan tweeted, "Ant and Dec outdid themselves tonight." Alongside Following their stunning drag debut, the TV personalities made We Werk Together available to stream and download. Check out more fan reactions below and watch the full performance here. No, I'm sorry Ant and Dec's drag debut is better than most Queens' All Stars #SaturdayNightTakeaway I never thought I'd say "Yes Bitch!" over Ant and Dec would say but… #SaturdayNightTakeaway I love Ant and Dec so much #pride @itvtakeaway pic.twitter. com/UwGAisN8Hb


Eliminated fourth queen in shock exit

Drag Race UK vs. The World: The Fourth Queen eliminates in shock exit as Katie Price enters the scene. (Author: Gardener)

fourthWarning: Spoilers ahead for episode four of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Vs The World. Drag Race UK Vs The World has seen another queen fly away - and it's another shocker. The queens have been challenged to take on the famous snatch game in which they are tasked with impersonating a celebrity of their choice. It was definitely a star-studded affair, as we saw Pangina as Mariah Carey, Jujubee as Cher, and Baga Chipz as Kathy Bates' character from Misery. Janey Jacké took on James Charles, with Blu Hydrangea as Mike Myers Austin Powers and Mo Heart as Billy Porter. Blu and Baga were declared the top two of the week, with the pair going head-to-head and the Queen of Northern Ireland crowned the winner (Baby). However, it was Pangina who failed to impress as she was sent home by Blu just a week after winning a challenge. Blu said: "Well, it's at this point in the competition where any misstep can send you home. "We are all strong, we all represent our own countries - and that is important to all of us. I have loved and followed this person's career for years and she has inspired me up to this moment. But tonight I'm sending Pangina home." Pangina, representing Thailand, said: "I want to apologize to all Thai people for not going all the way. It's a shock to me that Blu chose to choose me to go home. I love you Thailand.” Drag Race UK Vs The World returns next Tuesday at 9pm on BBC Three and can be viewed on BBC iPlayer. If you have a celebrity story, video or pictures, please contact the entertainment team by emailing us at [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or our page Visit to submit content - we'd love to hear from you. MORE : RuPaul's Season 14 Drag Race star leaves judge horrified and falls face first onto stage - but recovers like a killer queen MORE : RuPaul's Drag Race star Bosco comes out as trans: 'I'm the happiest I've ever been before"


The drag queens left in Drag Race UK vs The World

Three queens have already scampered away (Author: Gardener)

Drag RaceRu Paul has returned to our screens with Drag Race UK vs The World Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the latest local and breaking news in Bristol. Something went wrong, please try again later. Pagina Heals, representing Thailand, had the power to decide who left as she won the lip sync against Janey Jacké of the Netherlands. She chose the lipstick that represents Jimbo, saying it was an "incredibly difficult decision" to make. I chose... Jimbo to go home,' she added. Read more: BBC viewers slam Chloe at 'lame' end of Bristol drama Viewers were sad to see Jimbo leave and Twitter user @Stummyistubby said there was 'literally no reason to watch the show anymore “. Jimbo was emotional when he left the show. Jimbo and Lemon rose to fame in the Canadian Drag Race - from left: Anastarzia, Boa, Ilona Verley, Jimbo, Scarlett Bobo, Rita Baga, Kyne, Kiara, Priyanka, Lemon, Tynomi Banks and Juice Boxx Jimbo's exit signals the end of Canadian representation in the Competition as Pagina Heals also sent Lemon home in week one. This gives Jujubee another chance to prove herself to judges Ru Paul and Michelle Visage after a few weeks at the bottom. What happened at this week's Drag Race UK vs The World? This week, Graham Norton and Bridgerton special guest judge Jonathan Bailey joined the judging panel as the Queens unleashed their best sham for Rusical: West End Wendys: The Comeback. The seven queens took the stage to dance and sing as washed-up stars who want another chance. The library was also open, and each queen stepped forward to read. Jujubee won, giving her the power to decide the casting. While Cheryl Hole was asked to walk away, the judges told Jujubee they expect more from her. She hit the ground running with Jimbo, who had served up a powerful Dotty runway look but couldn't serve as Toto the Dog in the musical production. Which drag queens are left in Drag Race UK vs The World and which series have they been in? Which drag queens are left in Drag Race UK vs The World and which series have they been in? Baga Chipz in Drag Race: UK Versus The World There are six queens left: Pagina Heals, Baga Chipz, Jujubee, Janey Jacké, Blu Hydrangea and Mo Heart. Pagina Heals is a Thai drag queen known for judging at RuPaul's Drag Race Thailand. Baga Chipz is the loudmouth comedy queen from West Bromwich who came third in the first season of Drag Race UK. Since then she has rocketed to drag queen fame and is respected for her strong character portrayal, bimbo branding and humor. Also representing the UK is Blu Hydrangea, the Northern Ireland queen known for serving up colorful looks. She won Miss Congeniality in Drag Race UK season one, cementing her as a cute but surprisingly vulgar queen. Something of a drag race veteran, Jujubee competes with the British queens from across the pond. She has been on Drag Race US Season 2, All Stars Season 1 and 5 and now Drag Race Uk vs the World. She has two seasons under her belt, placing 8th on Drag Race UK season 10 and 2nd place on All Stars season 4. The torch for Holland is held by Janey Jacké, who just missed out on the Drag Race Season 1 crown in her home country.


RuPaul's Drag Race UK Tour was a "riot" of dance and drama

The stars of the iconic reality show took the stage at the Empire Theater in Liverpool (Author: Gardener)

RuPaulRuPaul's Drag Race UK tour was a "riot" that left audiences in a frenzy. The stars of the iconic reality show entered the stage at Liverpool's Empire Theater wrong, please try again later. Thanks for subscribing!We have more newslettersShow me I have a confession to make—I've never watched a single episode of RuPaul's Drag Race. The popular show has a legion of devoted fans and sees drag legend RuPaul and a panel of experts on the hunt for America's next drag superstar, with the UK version following the same premise to crown our country's next drag icon. Hosted by RuPaul with an impressive panel of judges including Graham Norton, Michelle Visage and Alan Carr, the first UK season debuted in 2019 to great acclaim. A second season quickly followed, although production was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE: Primark shoppers want 'nice' £12 boots in both colors Four queens made it to the final with Lawrence Chaney of Scotland crowned the winner ahead of runners-up Bimini Bon Boulash and Tayce. The second series tour has taken the UK by storm, with drag queens from the hit reality competition series donning platforms, wigs and sequins across the country after more than a year of delays due to the pandemic. Last night, stars from across the series took the stage at Liverpool's Empire Theater and gave everyone in the auditorium a night they will never forget. I was afraid that being a drag race newbie would prevent me from enjoying the show or understanding the mass hysteria in the theater, but I was wrong. From start to finish, the show was a wild riot of comedy, elaborate dance numbers, impeccable makeup and artistry, not to mention the four necessary elements every queen must demonstrate to have any chance of winning the show. Charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. Sister Sister from Liverpool wowed the crowd while A'Whora got everyone on their feet and dancing, cheering and celebrating in complete unity. Season 2 finalist Ellie Diamond's routine was entertaining, if a bit disappointing. She donned a Cat in the Hat costume and performed alongside the show's extraordinarily talented dancers dressed in Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes, but I didn't feel like I saw any of her own creativity - the costumes and concept all belong to Dr. Seuss and the Creators of the 2003 Film Adaptation. I felt like I was missing out and wondered if not having seen the show was proving to be a problem, but my friend and staunch Drag Race follower who brought me to the Show accompanied, thought the same. Finalist Tayce was incredibly fun and elegant, with a futuristic routine that was bold and unique. She looked like a model from the pages of Vogue - although the raunchy robot animation displayed on screen behind her added a hilarious and wild element not typically associated with the fashion bible. A special mention goes to Bimini Bon Boulash, who strutted in fishnet tights, a leopard print coat and a blonde wig reminiscent of an early '80s punk legend, wowing the crowd with a wild and unrelenting performance. They dominated the stage with the energy and charisma of a superstar who has sold out for decades. Series two winner Lawrence Chaney hosted the evening with ease, naturalness and infectious comedic charm. "Congratulations" Drag Race UK, I am a fully converted supporter and fan. RuPaul's Drag Race UK: The Series 3 Tour has been confirmed and will be visiting theaters and arenas across England, Scotland and Wales, featuring all 12 queens from the third Series from RuPaul's Drag Race UK.


Who have the queens previously played against in the snatch game

Snatch Game is a chance for the Queens to show off their impersonation skills (Author: Gardener)

Snatch GameDrag Race UK vs The World: Who have the Queens played against in the Snatch game before? Snatch Game is a chance for the Queens to show off their impersonation skills Sign up for our daily newsletter for the latest local and breaking news in Bristol. Something went wrong, please try again later. The remaining Drag Race UK Versus the World contestants will morph into their favorite stars in hopes of making Ru Paul laugh. Tonight, Katie Price makes a guest appearance after Bimini Bon Boulash went down in Drag Race Herstory for posing as a media icon in Series 2 of Drag Race UK. Katie will also be joined on the Snatch Game judging panel by Clara Amfo and judge Michelle Visage. Read more: Dancing on Ice: Oti Mabuse's comment about Connor and Alexandra is a "shame", say viewers. On the Snatch Game stage, Mo' Heart, Blu Hydrangea, Jujubee, Baga Chipz, and Janey Jacké battle it out hoping not to flop and Pagina heals. Pagina Heals is the only candidate behind here who has not yet appeared in the Snatch Game. However, the Queen of Thailand has done well so far, coming out on top with her performance in the musical and lip-synching the winners. In standard drag race episodes, the judges choose who to send home after the bottom two contestants lip-synch their best moves. However, in DRUK Vs the World, the victorious queen decides which of the worst performing ladies misses. She decided to send Canada's Queen Jimbo - who had performed well - home over America's Queen Jujubee. We're a little confused too, but given Jimbo's hilarious performance as the late Joan Rivers in her drag race season, it would have been a great performance. Britain's Queen Cheryl Hole also misses a chance to make it in the Snatch Game. She portrayed iconic TV personality Gemma Collins in Drag Race UK Season 1's Snatch Game. Viewers have not been happy with the decisions so far, but the producers are hoping the snap game will be enough to win them back over. Watch our best content via our dedicated smartphone apps and stay up to date with all our breaking news - including the latest on crime, business, travel and weather. You can also read all of our latest What's On content and entertainment stories. Just a quick download and you can read our content on the go without being online. To get the Bristol Live app visit the App Store here for iOS devices and the Google Play Store here to download the app for Android. Who have the queens played against in the snatch game before? America's Queen Mo Heart first impersonated California politician Maxine Waters in the 10th season of Drag Race, which proved to be a tough watch as she lost confidence throughout the performance. Baga Chipz also defected that same season, choosing Margaret Thatcher. Expectations will be high for Jujubee, one of the American Drag Race's most memorable and iconic queens as she faces pressure to prove she deserves to stay. Her Season 2 performance as TV personality Kimora Lee was lauded for its subtle details, but didn't quite deliver the impression she was about. Queen of the Netherlands Janeyjacke, who performed in the middle of the street as 80s pop singer Anny Schilder, who hails from Janey's Village, is also hoping for a memorable performance. Tune in to Drag Race UK Versus the World at 9pm on BBC Three to find out who kills Snatch Game and who becomes Sashay Away. You can find more stories from where you live at InYourArea.


Michelle Keegan's rise to fame on Coronation Street and her home renovation project ahead of TV jury debut

We take a look inside the life and career of the British actress (Author: Gardener)

Michelle Keegan'sActress Michelle Keegan will be making her TV judging debut as she has secured a guest judging role on BBC Three's RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World. The 34-year-old actress will join Radio One DJ Clara Amfo, Michelle Visage and RuPaul for the fourth episode, which airs February 22 from 9pm. Michelle is perhaps best known for her role on the Coronation Street soap, where she stayed for six years before moving on to TV dramas such as Ordinary Lies, Our Girl and Brassic. READ ALSO: RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World: How Many Episodes Of The BBC Three Series Are There? Ahead of her appearance on the hit drag race show, we took a look inside the actress' life and career: Stockport-born Michelle was born in 1987 and left school working at a dressing table at the Trafford Center before earning her gets her first major acting role. She first appeared on our television screens in 2008 as Tina McIntyre in the Manchester soap Coronation Street. Michelle was in her early 20s when she got the part and is said to have hit 900 other people who also auditioned for the role. In 2008 she won her first award for Best TV Newcomer at the British Soap Awards and between 2009 and 2014 she won Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards for six consecutive years. In 2013, after six years with the soap, she decided to go and take the next step in their career. In a statement at the time, Michelle said: "I've had the most amazing 6 years on Coronation Street and it was such a difficult decision to leave. I will miss Tina and will always be grateful to ITV and Coronation Street for giving me an amazing role for my very first acting job." Her character was killed off in a shocking final twist that saw Rob Donovan take Tina McIntyre off the roof of a building in 2014 threw author Sally Lindsay. She then succeeded EastEnders star Lacey Turner to star in BBC military drama Our Girl in 2016. She played army medic Gerogie Lane for four series of the show - even winning an award in 2018 as Best Actress at the TV Choice Awards - but in 2020 it was announced the drama would not be returning following Michelle's decision to quit the role.In between filming Our Girl she also starred in the ITV drama Tina and Bobby as Tina Moore in 2017 /Tina Dean, wife of English professional footballer Bobby Moore Since 2019, Michelle Erin has starred in the Sky comedy-drama Brassic - directed by Joe Gilgu n and Danny Brocklehurst is created together. Filming for the fourth part of Brassic is still ongoing and it is hoped that the series will air later in 2022. Vinnie and Erin played by Joe Gilgun and Michelle Keegan In addition to acting, Michelle also models and has her own clothing line with Very. She will now take on a brand new role as a TV judge on the BBC Three series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World. Michelle previously dated The Wanted star Max George for a few years, but they split in 2011, just a year after getting engaged. She is now happily married to former 'The Only Way is Essex' star Mark Wright - the couple first met in 2013 before tying the knot in a lavish wedding at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk in 2015. Michelle appeared on The Jonathon Ross Show in 2019 and was asked when she and Mark would start a family. Michelle replied: "Not yet. This month Michelle's husband Mark, 35 - who is now a Heart Radio presenter - revealed his nickname for his wife is 'Syruphose'. As reported by The Mirror on its radio show in February 2022, Mark said: "Apparently the top names that we call our partners are, 'Babe', I mean, that's standard. I sometimes call my wife syrup pants. "I don't know why, obviously you're going to be like 'Hello syrup', but I put a 'pants' on the end, like syrup pants - but I'm taking off the 's', 'syrup pants, you want a cup of tea? ' I can't believe I just said that live on the radio!" The couple recently shared their real estate development project on their joint Instagram account @wrightyhome, which they set up in March 2021, giving their fans an exclusive look at their dream home plans. They were reported to have bought the Essex mansion in 2019 for £1.3million and have been working on their dream home since July 2020. Michelle's husband Mark shared most of the pictures and videos of the renovation. In a video in October 2019, he showed his 384,000 followers the current construction and where they currently stand in the renovation process. Yes, Michelle was featured on BBC One's famous genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are in May 2018, where she traced her family tree to her mother's page. Michelle's great-great-grandmother's dedication to the cause led to her casting her first vote in 1918. Speaking on the BBC One show, Michelle said: "I can't believe it's only been 100 years since RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World continues on Tuesday 22 February from 9pm on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.


Leicester City vs Wolverhampton prediction, odds, line

Martin Green made his English Premier League selection and best bets for Wolverhampton vs Leicester City on Sunday (Author: Gardener)

WolverhamptonMONACO - NOVEMBER 21: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates his side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G game between AS Monaco and RB Leipzig at Stade Louis II on November 21, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. Wolverhampton dreams of playing in European competition, but to do so they need to win games like Sunday's English Premier League match-up against Leicester City. Wolves (11-4-8) are eighth in the Premier League standings and come down six points behind Manchester United in fourth on Sunday. They were one of the toughest teams in the league to score, while Leicester City had one of the most leaky defenses in the league. The Foxes (7-6-9) come to Molineux in 11th place but they have attacking talent that Wolves can't match so it should be an intriguing clash of styles in Wolverhampton on Sunday. Wolves are the +122 favorite (risk $100 to win $122) on the 90-minute moneyline in the latest Wolverhampton vs Leicester is a +245 underdog, a tie costs +220 and the over-under for the total number of goals scored is 2.5. Wolverhampton picks or makes English Premier League predictions, you've got to see what trusted football insider Martin Green has to say. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sportswriter and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Green has generated more than $37,000 on $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season and is at the heart of the game around the world. Now Green has broken down the Wolverhampton vs Leicester match from every angle. You can now head over to SportsLine to see all of Green's Premier League picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Leicester vs Leicester Over-Under: 2.5 goals (over +130, under -160) * WOL: They haven't conceded more than one goal in 12 straight games * LEI: It has a Goal scores nine of the last 10, scoring multiple goals in six Wolves have kept the foxes goalless 2-3-0 in five consecutive encounters and scored just three goals in their last seven league games. They have given up just 17 in their 23 games while Leicester have conceded 41 goals in their 22 games. Defense and goalkeeper Jose Sa kept the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United goalless in those seven games. Leaders Manchester City and Liverpool have each scored once in their last encounters with Wolverhampton. Leicester's decimated defense should give defense-oriented Wolverhampton a chance to score some goals. Mexico striker Raul Jimenez (five goals) should be able to use a defensive line with players in unknown places to cover for injured defenders. Leicester have conceded the fourth most shots on goal in the league (113) while Wolves have conceded fourth least (88). Wolverhampton aren't making many shots overall (239, 18th in EPL) but neither are the Foxes (256, 17th). Leicester have conceded 23 goals in their last 10 games in all competitions. They have finished fifth in the last two seasons and won the FA Cup last May but injuries have decimated the team. Still, the team has a talent for scoring goals and comes in a 4-1 win over Randers in a Europa Conference League game on Thursday. Youri Tielemans scored his sixth goal of the season against the Hammers last weekend and James Maddison has also scored six goals. Barnes and Maddison have seven assists combined, and Kelechi Iheanacho (two goals, four assists) is more than capable of unlocking defenses. If the foxes make it onto the scoreboard just once, they should be able to take away at least one point. Green scrutinized Sunday's game between Leicester and Wolverhampton from every angle and he's leaning down on the goals total. He also offers another confident best bet that would yield a plus money payout and gives his full breakdown of the game. So who will win Wolves vs Leicester in Sunday's English Premier League matchup? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Leicester v Wolverhampton game, all from the European football expert who has generated well over $37,000 for $100 bettors over the last four seasons and find out.


Inside the feuds of This Morning, from Phil's falling out with Fern to Eamonn's backlash

FOR millions of loyal viewers, it's a safe, cozy daytime show with friendly faces that are almost family. But for the past few years, This Morning has been plagued by rumors about backsta... (Author: Gardener)

PhilBut in recent years, This Morning has been plagued by rumors of backstage agitations and bitter feuds, with presenter Phillip Schofield often finding himself at the center of the ranks. This weekend Eamonn Holmes, 62, reignited the flames by branding the popular host "passive-aggressive" and claiming he's "famous for snubbing people". He also lashed out at ITV executives for claiming he has walked away from his role on the show to join GB News, despite being axed along with his wife and co-host Ruth Langsford, 61. "You're smart," he told the Daily Mail's Weekend magazine. "They didn't want to announce that I was dropped because it would negatively impact viewership, so they made it seem like I walked away from them and not the other way around." But it's just the latest in a long chain of rumors about feuds and frosty relationships on the ITV flagship. Eamonn accused bosses of sacking him because he didn't fit into their "youth instinct" and said he was branded as "pale, stale and manly". Holmes, who previously co-presented ITV breakfast show GMTV for 12 years, added: "I will not be derided as some sort of past. After the interview was published, This Morning's fashion guru Lisa Snowden took to Instagram to support him, along with former Loose Women star Saira Khan. Eamonn posted a moody black and white shot of himself sitting on the steps and looking away from the camera, saying: "In a pensive mood today...Saira, who has worked with Ruth on Loose Women, has been more openly supportive and wrote: "Soo proud of you and all you stand for." ITV bosses also denied mistreating the couple, saying: "This is not a version of events that we acknowledge and as we have said before, Let's wish Eamonn well." Fern Britton sensationally left This Morning in 2009 after seven years, amid reports she was "tired of living in Phil's shadow". She has persistently denied rumors that she quit because her co-host was being paid more and said an incident on set caused her shock resignation. "Something happened and I was like, 'This is really it' and I left and quit. In his 2020 autobiography, Phil shed light on what he believed to be the cause of their falling out, which came after Fern accused him of "interfering" with the show's content. "I think for whatever reason, that was the point at which Fern decided she didn't want to do 'This Morning' anymore. Heartbroken that our friendship had inexplicably gone so wrong, and heartbroken because I've never had a presenting partnership like this before. The argument caused a bitter rift between the former friends, with Phillip admitting he's "tried to make it right over the years." mark the 40th anniversary of Phil's television career. "Forty years is an incredible milestone and it's time for you to just stop and look back and see all that you've accomplished and be proud of it," she said featured in the video, Scofe found himself in the middle of another row in 2015 when he called guest host Amanda Holden "scary" after she filled in during Holly Willoughby's maternity leave: "She's kept me busy," he told Heat for three years Amanda later missed the chance to take on the role as presenter when Holly flew to Australia to present I'm A Celeb - and she was convinced Phillip had influenced ITV's decision to go to Rochelle Humes - after Phillip allen ely called them "difficult to handle". When Amanda guest-starred on the show, she reportedly confronted him during the commercial break — and he was said to have been "speechless." The Heart radio host later made her feelings clear when asked by co-host Jamie Theakston what she wouldn't find in her home, and fired back: "Spiders, flies... and Phillip Schofield." ITV has always denied the claims and said: “These reports are completely false. Moderators don't make decisions about who appears on the show." But the dispute exploded again in June 2019 after a former ITV exec claimed two people - including Amanda - had complained that Phil was "pretentious" and to one contribute to a "toxic" work environment. In a rare move, Phillip slammed the claims, tweeting: "The end of another really sad weekend. When you try for 35 years to be the easiest and funniest person to work with and you read such hurtful and utterly untrue stories from nameless "sources". Amanda claimed she reached out to her former co-host, saying, "I offered to meet him for coffee months ago, he didn't respond to my message. It's understood the two are now past the rift The cracks between This Morning's main team and Friday presenters Eamonn and Ruth began over a live Loose Women track in 2019. Ruth angrily slammed her pen to the floor after Scofe interrupted her mid-sentence during the clip and she later complained to Emma Gormley, the head of daytime TV who thinks they have a special privilege or aura or influence The deteriorating relationship was evident at the National Television Awards in July 2020 when Phil, Holly, Ruth and Eamonn took the stage to collect a gong for Best Live Magazine Show while Phillip praised the married presenters and said : "Your Fridays are amazing, we love you so much" - fans felt a chilly reception from Ruth, saying she "forced a smile". The pair were dropped from their Friday spot in November 2020 and replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'. Leary. After her removal from the show, Ruth appeared to take a dig at substitute Alison Hammond — who began her TV career as a contestant on Big Brother." [Eamonn and I] put the work in on a reality show and got a night job on television .The comments sparked rumors of simmering tensions between the two presenters, but Ruth was quick to deny she was referring to Alison, 47, and said her comments were "not directed at anyone". While both have denied any friction, Al Ison admitted not all This Morning presenters are best friends. "We're not on top of each other, you know what I mean?" She told The Sun. "Phillip and Holly, they're going on vacation together. As tributes arrived for Phillip from colleagues - including Holly, former hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan and his own family - yesterday, Eamonn and Ruth were notable for their absence. In her ebullient speech, Holly - who replaced Fern Britton in 2009 - unknowingly contradicted ITV's insistence that Phillip had no say in hiring presenters by thanking him for getting her the job. She revealed that following Fern Britton's exit in 2009, Phillip pushed for her to join This Morning because he believed she was the "only one" who could do the job. "I don't know why you were so sure of that," said Holly. "I thank you every day because I know you were really on your own with that school of thought and it was really because of you that I got that job." ITV has consistently denied that Phillip was behind the tears on the set on the show, adding: "Phillip is a very popular channel and part of the ITV family.