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Phillip Schofield has worked with many famous faces over the years – to varying degrees of harmony.

The much-loved This Morning host started off hosting inside a broom cupboard with a dirty yellow puppet.

But his co-hosts have drastically changed since then, with Phillip forming great partnerships on Going Live!, Talking Telephone Numbers and This Morning.

Phillip has quite contrasting relationships with the famous faces he has worked with over the years.

While completely adored by most, others have not had good things to say about their working dynamic.

His greatest partnership has of course been with the delightful Holly Willoughby, who is not only his 'on-screen wife' but a very close personal friend.

Here is a look at what happened to Phillip's other co-stars.

Sarah Greene

Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene presented Going Live! together
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Former Blue Peter presenter Sarah Greene joined forces with Phillip on Going Live!.

Across six series of the show, Sarah won the "Best Female on TV" SOS Award for three consecutive years.

During that time, Sarah and her husband Mike Smith were seriously injured in a helicopter crash and spent weeks in hospital before she returned to present while still in plaster.

Sarah turned to acting and has featured in Casualty, Brookside and French & Saunders.

In 2008, she competed in Dancing on Ice and has made various appearances on This Morning over the years.

Sarah bravely opened up to former co-host Phillip and Holly Willoughby about losing her mother to ovarian cancer in 2010.

When Holly was ill back in 2017, Sarah was drafted in as a replacement for a long-awaited reunion with Phillip – with the pair admitting they felt they were ina time warp.

She wen on to present on This Morning again that month alongside Rylan Clark-Neal.

Emma Forbes

Emma Forbes and Phillip Schofield answered the phones together
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The duo first worked together on Going Live! – with Emma presenting the cooking slot.

She was then reunited with Phillip when they hosted Talking Telephone Numbers together from 1994 until 1996.

Emma then turned to radio, presenting on Heart and Capital before co-hosting the Steve Wright Show on BBC Radio 2 and on Going Out With Alan Carr.

When it was announced that Fern Britton would be leaving This Morning in 2009, Emma threw her hat into the ring.

She confessed she was desperate to take over her role and work alongside Phillip once more.

Emma said: "Would I take the job? You bet. It would be a dream. I'd love to work with Phillip again. So yes, I''m on the list – but so are about 15 million other female presenters."

The job went to Holly Willoughby in the end, but Emma went on to become a regular contributor on The Alan Titchmarsh Show from 2011 until it ended in 2014.

Emma's voice will be known to a much younger generation, as she provides the vocals for Mummy Hippo on children's TV show Peppa Pig.

Gordon the Gopher

Phillip and Gordon presented inside a broom cupboard
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Gordon T. Gopher is possibly Phillip's most-treasured colleague.

And the pair know each other pretty well as they worked inside a broom cupboard together.

They presented children's TV together on The Broom Cupboard from 1985 to 1987 – delighting both children and adults.

Phillip and the scruffy yellow puppet, who was mainly operated by future BBC executive Paul Smith, worked so well they stayed together on Saturday morning show Going Live!.

While Phillip was always the professional, cheeky Gordon had a tendency to get bored and yawn during interviews with famous faces.

"If you can introduce Newsround with a fluffy gopher squeaking next to you, you can handle anything," admitted Phil.

Phillip and Gordon still have the old magic
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Gordon had a short-lived series of his own in 1991, in which Phillip appeared, but they didn't work together for many years afterwards.

The cuddly puppet has been reunited with Phillip on a few occasions, including an 80s-themed Dancing On Ice week in 2009 and on This Morning in 2010 – with Phil admitting: "I miss him."

Although Phil has made it clear he will never work with the puppet again despite petitions from fans.

Paul Smith, who played Gordon from 1986 to 1993, joked the gopher is actually jealous of his pal.

"I think Gordon is desperately jealous of Phillip’s success. He really feels that he should be back up there with his own chat show," he told The Guardian this year.

"Unfortunately, Gordon got a bit too interested in the old cactus juice, which put people off working with him – you know how it is.

"And once you’ve been down there, it’s pretty hard to claw – or should I say paw – your way back up into the mainstream."

Claudia Winkleman

Phillip and Claudia were picking up the phones on Talking Telephone Numbers
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They may be on rival channels now, but Phillip presented alongside Claudia Winkleman back in 1997.

The Strictly Come Dancing host replaced Emma Forbes on Talking Telephone Numbers for the final year in 1997.

Phil once revealed that he almost died while working on set with Claudia, as the pair were nearly crushed by chains and a winch gear.

During a This Morning discussion on luckiest moments, Phillip claimed it was nearly the end for them during a rehearsal when a drop box which was supposed to be full of confetti opened.

Instead a load of chains and winch gear fell between them, but fortunately, they were standing further apart than usual.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are Strictly hosts
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"As the drop box opened all of the chains and all of the winches and the big pulleys dropped between us and you felt the drought as it went through. It chipped the floor. The studio floor is still chipped," explained Phil.

"And that was our lucky day, both Claudia Winkleman and I."

Claudia has gone on to become one of the most popular hosts on TV – and has her own BBC Radio 2 show on a Sunday.

From Fame Academy to Comic Relief and the BBC's Film programme, Claud had basically done it all.

Obviously she is most famous for her work on Strictly Come Dancing, hosting It takes Two for six years before taking over as main show presenter from Sir Bruce Forsyth in 2012.

Fern Britton

They were pals for years on This Morning
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Philip Schofield and his This Morning co-host Fern Britton were the darlings of day time TV when they shared the sofa.

They got on well on-screen, but had rows away from the cameras, one of which was addressed by Phillip in his autobiography this year.

Phil said: "I walked back into the makeup room and calmly said, 'Please don't do that to me again.'

"I think, for whatever reason, that was the point Fern decided she didn't want to do This Morning any more."

Fern handed her notice in to This Morning halfway through her two year £1.5million contract, with friends at the time claiming she felt "undervalued by ITV" and that she was "living in Phil's shadow"

Following her departure from the hit ITV talk show in 2009, the pair's seemingly once close friendship then appeared to turn even more sour.

And when Phil was interviewed four years later he admitted that he and Fern no longer chatted.

He told Heat in 2013: "No, not really. We were involved in the show and mates at the time, but we don't really. I see Phil [Fern's husband, chef Phil Vickery] when he's in 'This Morning'… But we're not in touch now."

Around the same time, Fern claimed that had an "indefinable chemistry" which worked well on-screen but they were not in each other's pockets and didn't holiday together.

Phillip and Fern don't speak to each other anymore
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Their strained relationship was back in the spotlight two years ago when This Morning celebrated its 30th birthday.

She was invited onto the show to share her memories of working alongside Phil, but things turned awkward when she claimed she hadn't been invited to the This Morning BAFTA ceremony.

Phillip hit back by claiming she was a vital and much-loved part of the show, then claimed then made a Twitter jibe about "#memoryloss".

It later emerged that Fern's agents had failed to give her the invitation after assuming she would be busy.

In his poignant autobiography, Phil claimed Fern didn't contact him when he came out as gay earlier this year – but did send a message to his wife, Steph.

Writing in his new book Life's What You Make It about Fern's reaction, Phil says: "When I came out, she didn't text me. She did text Steph though, which was really kind."

Christine Lampard

Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley hosted Dancing On Ice together
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Christine took over from Holly Willoughby on Dancing On Ice between 2012 and 2014 – and struck up a great friendship with Phillip.

When she received a backlash from some nasty viewers, Phillip said: "Christine was given such a hard time. She is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. No one is more thoughtful than Christine Bleakley."

While Christine didn't come back for the revived show, with Holly returning, she was one of the first people to congratulate the pair.

But they have presented on TV together many more times since, with Christine regularly filling in on This Morning when Holly is away.

In one hilarious moment back in 2016, Christine couldn't get her words out because she was still eating.

"You had a bit of sausage in your mouth then… is that what it was," joked Phil, leaving the pair in stitches.

Christine has also revealed details of nights out she's had with Phillip and Holly.

"I can give them a run for their money! They know I can win, no problem. I know Phillip is competitive. Those NTA evenings are exactly what they say on the tin," she said.

Amanda Holden

It doesn't look like Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield will work together again
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Amanda Holden was a frequent stand-in host on This Morning until a bitter feud with Phillip erupted in public.

The Britain's Got Talent judge complained that Schofield 'blocked her chances' of being his co-host in Holly's absence.

Amanda had made a dig at Phil on her radio show, saying the three things she wouldn't want to find in her house was "spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield".

Speaking on her Heart radio show in June 2019, Amanda claimed she tried to make amends by asking Phil to meet for coffee but he ignored her olive branch.

"I've moved on from it, Jamie, you need to move on from it," she told co-host Jamie Theakston.

Heartbroken Phillip denied the allegations and insisted he had always tried to be "easy and fun" to work with during his 35-year career.

Amanda and Phillip were embroiled in a feud
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Telling his Twitter followers it was "the end of another really sad weekend", Phillip explained that he would "take it on the chin".

It had been reported that Amanda was told that Rochelle Humes had been given the role of standing in for Holly "because she was easier to ‘manage’ on air".

ITV tried to dispel rumours of the alleged feud by stating: "Presenter line-ups on This Morning change regularly. Final decisions are made by producers, not presenters.

"Phillip is a much-loved broadcaster and part of the ITV family. He’s a consummate professional and held in high regard at ITV.

“Amanda is also held in high regard as a judge on one of our biggest shows."