Phillip Schofield and Ruth Langsford’s feud spilled on stage during tonight’s National Television Awards.
The presenters did look at each other as they made their way up to collect the award for Live Magazine show.
Ruth allegedly lodged an official complaint against Phil back in April last year after he interrupted her live on air during a crossover.
NTAs viewers noticed the ‘awkward tension’ as Phillip made a point of giving Ruth time to say some words, but she did not reciprocate his thoughts.
Thanking the team, Phillip said: “Eamonn and Ruth, your Fridays are fantastic. We love you so much. You should say something I think.”
The whole This Morning team. got on stage to accept their award (Image: ITV)
Ruth kept looking forward as she thanked Phillip, who touched her arm, for his kind words.
Phillip then moved aside to let Ruth shuffle past as she picked up the award from Holly Willoughby.
Ruth said: “Thank you so much. Wow, what an achievement. It’s an absolute honor for us to go on that show every single day. We love it because we know you love it.
” years in a row is an absolutely amazing achievement. It’s like a juggernaut we get on air every day. Thank you to everyone on stage. “
Phil grabbed Ruth’s arm as
“# NTAs loved when Phil trying to show all one big happy family. I don’t think he realized it was Ruth who he put arm round. Ruth’s face was a picture. Definitely most uncomfortable moment, “said one viewer.
Another added:” Phil & Ruth of This Morning …. AWKWARD “
“The most awkward chemistry on TV goes to This Morning. Got to love Ruth for clearly showing what she felt! No amount of Holly gushing about Phil could help the situation!
A fourth agreed: “Still looked a bit frosty on #ThisMorning award with Ruth and Phil”
Holly was the first This Morning host to pick up the award and claimed co-host Phillip had a “heart of gold”.
She said: “Oh my goodness me. Thank you so much. To be given this award by Richard and Judy as well is so special.
“We love hosting this show. If you’ve tuned in for someone to keep you company, something interesting and you’ve learned something, you want a giggle. It’s made our job worthwhile.
“This is a special one. It’s (years.) years beside this silver-haired man with a heart of gold. I couldn’t wish for more. “
Last year, ITV dismissed rumors of a “toxic atmosphere” on This Morning as “malicious gossip”.
They insisted there was no issue between Phillip and his co-host Holly and described him as a popular member of the team.
“It’s deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this sort of malicious gossip, “said a spokeswoman for the broadcaster.
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“Phillip is a much respected broadcaster and colleague and this is absolutely not a description of this Morning that we recognize.
“Holly and Phil are great friends both on and off screen and are popular among viewers and colleagues alike.”
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