Christine Bleakley, Holly Willoughby And Phillip Schofield Play Down Rumours Of TV Feud

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The rivalry between Christine Bleakley and Holly Willoughby has been made a lot of since the former Daybreak star took over from Holly on Dancing On Ice.

However, as the pair cuddled up to each other on the set of Celebrity Juice last night, it was clear to see there was no animosity between the telly pair.

Some may say they have broken the ice...

Christine was a guest on the comedy panel show, which returns to screens tonight, along with Coronation Street's Chris Fountain and This Morning's Phillip Schofield.

And the silver fox who joined both of his TV wives on the show gave us the real deal on the so-called feud after posting the pic of Holly and Christine to Twitter:

"The inside track on the 'feud' is they're both mates," he said. "They have been out together at least three times and two weeks ago had a night out that no-one can remember the end of. We're all hoping to get together sometime next week for a night out."

Phil's daytime partner in crime Holly quit Dancing On Ice to focus on her commitments with the BBC's new talent series The Voice, which hits screens in April.

And after her unceremonious dumping from breakfast flop Daybreak, Christine stepped into the breach to replace her as Phillip's co-host.

However, the Irish presenter has faced a barrage of criticism since taking over from Holly though, with one viewer labelling her as having the "warmth of a cold tap".

But Phillip has admitted he has been left confused by her critics.

"I'm baffled as to why Christine gets such a hard time," he told us. "She's a real delight to work with, has the same sense of humour as me and Holly and is a terrific presenter."

Christine has taken the criticism on the chin too, as she recently told OK mag: "I was expecting it. Alesha Dixon got it on Strictly too, everyone gets it. But I've had lovely feedback from Phillip and the people I work with and that's all I care about."

There to support her on the NTA-winning show last night was fiance Frank Lampard, who she was spotted leaving the studios with.

The couple - who got engaged last year - are said to be planning a summer wedding.

Just enough time to buy a hat.

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