Schofield: Fern not a mate now

Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton haven't kept in touch since she left This Morning

Phillip Schofield has admitted he is not in touch with former This Morning co-host Fern Britton any more.

The TV presenters parted company on ITV's mid-morning show in 2009, amid rumours that Fern was furious to discover Phil was apparently being paid £45,000 to her £15,000 for their other programme on the channel, All Star Mr & Mrs.

Phillip, 51, was asked by Heat magazine if he was still in touch with Fern, 55 and said: "No, not really. We were involved in the show and mates at the time, but we don't really... I see Phil [Vickery, the chef husband of Fern] when he's in This Morning... But we're not in touch now."

This Morning is still hosted by Phillip, but now he works alongside The Voice presenter Holly Willoughby.

Phillip also admitted he has multiple Twitter accounts to keep an eye on his teenage daughters and sometimes uses them to spy on the reactions of people he unfollows for being offensive.

He said: "People get so shocked when I unfollow them, which I enjoy enormously. I go onto my other accounts and see how outraged they are that I've blocked them.

"I just think, 'You mustn't realise what a d**k you are'. Anyone can make a point, and I'm not above criticism, but make your point politely or you're gone."

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