This Morning boss' wife Fiona Phillips hits back at troll who claims she and Eamonn Holmes 'couldn't stand each other'

THIS Morning boss Martin Frizell's wife Fiona Phillips has hit at claims she and Eamonn Holmes 'couldn't stand each other' during their time on GMTV.

The 59-year-old broadcaster, who wed the TV editor and producer in 1997, hosted the morning show alongside Eamonn, 60, for nine years.

At the time, the pair were labelled the King and Queen of Breakfast Telly.

But despite appearing close on the ITV show, some fans weren't convinced by their partnership.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer recently suggested: "I think they couldn't stand each other."

The user was replying to a previous tweet from a fan of Fiona and Eamonn's, who called the former co-stars "simply the best".



The negative comment didn't go unnoticed by Fiona, who was quick to fire back.

She replied: "Utter b******s, but I guess you must know best, being a total stranger whom we’ve never ever set eyes upon, let alone shared confidences with….."

Meanwhile, Eamonn added: "That's my Partner ….. u tell him!"

Fiona co-hosted GMTV with Eamonn for years and presented her final show in December 2008.


The former GMTV star has two teenage sons with her husband Martin -Nathaniel, 20, and Mackenzie, 17.

Fiona's tweet comes hours after The Mail reported her husband had an explosive clash with Eamonn ahead of last December's General Election.

It's believed the row – which was sparked by a refusal to gift Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon a Christmas bauble – is the reason Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford have been sacked from This Morning.

According to reports, Ms Sturgeon had proposed gifting the couple with a traditional decoration during an interview, with Frizell keen to reciprocate the gesture by getting Eamonn and Ruth to present the politician with a bespoke bauble.


But the idea was not welcomed by Eamonn, who claimed the mutual gift-giving wasn't in line with impartiality rules prior to an election.

A source told the publication: "Martin exploded, saying he was the editor and he decided what happened on the show.

"He then refused to go to Eamonn’s dressing room for the pre-show meeting with the presenters. 

"The producer was having to run back and forth between the news room and the dressing room to convey Eamonn’s fury to Martin and Martin’s fury to Eamonn."

On Friday, the popular husband and wife duo hosted their first This Morning show since news of their axing broke.

They seemed to allude to the show shake-up by dwelling on the "frosty" weather conditions on the day.

A spokesperson for This Morning said: "We have a stellar presenting line up on This Morning in Holly & Phillip and Eamonn & Ruth.

"Any additions to this line up will be announced in due course."

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