Ruth Langsford forced to speak live on air to Phillip Schofield after formal ...

Ruth Langsford and Phillip Schofield shared their first onscreen conversation on Tuesday following reports that Ruth filed a formal complaint with ITV bosses in December about Phil.

Ruth appeared via video link from the Loose Women studio to update viewers on what was coming up on her show, which airs after Phil's slot on This Morning.

While the new ITV daytime schedule usually sees the Loose Women cast go to the This Morning studio in person to chat with Phil and his co-presenter Holly Willoughby, Ruth remained in the separate studio for the segment on Tuesday.  

Awkward: Ruth Langsford and Phillip Schofield shared their first onscreen conversation on Tuesday following a report that Ruth had filed a formal complaint with ITV bosses about Phil

Awkward: Ruth Langsford and Phillip Schofield shared their first onscreen conversation on Tuesday following a report that Ruth had filed a formal complaint with ITV bosses about Phil

Speaking to the camera, Ruth said: 'Hello, it's just me, it's just me on my own,' prompting an 'Oh no' from Phil. 

Ruth added: 'It's nice to talk to you two,' before Phil interrupted, telling her: 'You could have come in here...' 

'I could have, couldn't I. I'll do that next time...' admitted Ruth, as Phil joked: 'You know where it is!'

'It's just across there isn't it,' replied Ruth. 'I'll find my way don't worry about it.'

Reunited: Ruth appeared via video link from the Loose Women studio to update viewers on what was coming up on the show, which airs after Phil's slot on This Morning

Reunited: Ruth appeared via video link from the Loose Women studio to update viewers on what was coming up on the show, which airs after Phil's slot on This Morning

The ITV favourite then continued to tell viewers about Tuesday's Loose Women before handing back to Phil and Holly.   

Last month Phillip was accused of creating a 'toxic atmosphere' for his This Morning co-stars, with allegations of ongoing spats with Holly and stand-in hosts Ruth and her husband Eamonn Holmes. 

It is claimed eight different ITV presenters have broken their silence regarding Phillip's attitude, while Ruth is thought to have made a formal complaint to ITV’s new head of daytime TV Emma Gormley. 

Alone: While the new ITV daytime schedule usually sees the Loose Women cast go to the This Morning studio in person to chat with Phil and his co-presenter Holly Willoughby, Ruth remained in the separate studio for the segment on Tuesday

Alone: While the new ITV daytime schedule usually sees the Loose Women cast go to the This Morning studio in person to chat with Phil and his co-presenter Holly Willoughby, Ruth remained in the separate studio for the segment on Tuesday

Staying put: Ruth said: 'It's nice to talk to you two,' before Phil interrupted, telling her: 'You could have come in here...'

Staying put: Ruth said: 'It's nice to talk to you two,' before Phil interrupted, telling her: 'You could have come in here...'

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It followed an incident in April which saw Phillip interrupt Ruth while she was presenting a preview of Loose Women during This Morning.

A report stated the situation behind the scenes at This Morning had become 'toxic' in recent months, with employees too scared to speak out publicly for fear of backlash. 

An ITV source told The Sun: 'For so long people have been silenced because they are scared for their job. If they speak out publicly about the atmosphere they fear there could be repercussions.'   

Claims: Phillip has been accused of creating a 'toxic atmosphere' for his This Morning co-stars Holly and stand-in hosts Ruth and her husband Eamonn Holmes (pictured in December)

 Claims: Phillip has been accused of creating a 'toxic atmosphere' for his This Morning co-stars Holly and stand-in hosts Ruth and her husband Eamonn Holmes (pictured in December)

The Mail On Sunday revealed relations between Phillip, Ruth, 59, and Eamonn, 60, are said to be so bad that the couple snubbed the show’s Christmas party to avoid him.

The Friday presenters were surprisingly absent from the no-expense-spared dinner at a West London restaurant where 23 of their colleagues enjoyed a four-course meal and champagne.

Hitting back at the reports, a spokesperson for ITV said: 'It’s deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this sort of malicious gossip. 

Missing: Holly shared a snap form the This Morning Christmas party on Instagram last month with regular Friday hosts Ruth, 59, and Eamonn, 60, noticeably absent

Missing: Holly shared a snap form the This Morning Christmas party on Instagram last month with regular Friday hosts Ruth, 59, and Eamonn, 60,

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