Rob Temple: Is there anything more British than Holly and Phil’s frosty fallout?

We say to colleagues that we’ll miss them, says the Very British Problems author Rob Temple, but what we really mean is, ‘thank God they’re gone and I’ve now got their parking space’

Holly Willoughby (right) and Phillip Schofield (left)

Rob TempleUK Independent

Holly Willoughby worked with Phillip Schofield for 13 years and said goodbye to him in 39 words. That’s a brief and very British way to say farewell. The Brits say a lot with a little. We are, to put it mildly, masters of the understatement. I should know: I wrote the book on Very British Problems (and created the Twitter account, too).