SNUBBED BY THIS MORN­ING

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Given that she’s stepped in for Holly Wil­loughby many times in the past, it was a shock when Amanda wasn’t brought in as her re­place­ment while she went to co-host I’m a Celebrity.

And it’s not just view­ers who were shocked. ‘Rochelle got Amanda’s spot and she’s not happy with their choice, it feels per­sonal,’ says our in­sider. ‘This feels like a snub, Amanda was ded­i­cated to This Morn­ing.’ The pre­sen­ter was said to have been ini­tially of­fered the job, but the of­fer was with­drawn at the last minute. ‘Amanda was so ex­cited when she learnt she had se­cured the role,’ ex­plains a source. ‘So she was shocked when she was taken out to lunch by ITV ex­ec­u­tives who told her that un­for­tu­nately they couldn’t fol­low through with the of­fer.’ And it ap­peared that Phillip Schofield played a part, with re­ports in­sist­ing that ‘the de­ci­sion had been heav­ily in­flu­enced by Phil and that he had thrown a span­ner in the works’. ‘She couldn’t un­der­stand why Phil might not want her to be his co-host, as she thought they had a great per­sonal and pro­fes­sional re­la­tion­ship,’ adds the source.

Phil has ad­mit­ted he wanted Rochelle as his co-host… …much to the dis­may of Amanda, who thought they had a great rap­port

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