Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield's 'relationship has cooled off-screen' trends now
The duo have presented This Morning together for 14 years but their relationship has reportedly become strained in recent months.
It has been claimed that Holly, 42, has made it clear she would remain hosting the ITV daytime show if Phillip, 61, ever expressed an interest in leaving.
Issues are said to have been going on for some time behind the scenes on the show and the pair are reportedly more distant than they once were.
A source told The Sun: 'To those around them on set, it has become clear recently that Holly and Phil are not as close as they once were.
Bond: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield's relationship has 'cooled' off-screen and the co-hosts are 'not as close as they once were', it has been claimed
'Not as close': The duo have presented This Morning together for 14 years but their relationship has reportedly come under strain in recent months
'Professionally you would have no idea there was anything going on because on camera they are acting exactly the same, but behind the scenes their relationship has cooled.'
The source went on to claim that Holly and Phillip's banter and 'camaraderie' off-camera has cooled off recently.
An insider also claimed that the pair do not often speak to each other unless on camera while hosting This Morning.
Another insider added: 'It has become an open secret that things aren't as rosy as they once were, Holly however has made her position clear and that is that she wants to remain at the heart of This Morning.'
MailOnline has contacted Holly and Phillip's representatives for comment. ITV declined to comment.
The presenting duo have worked together for more than a decade after Holly took over from Fern Britton as Phillip's co-host back in 2009.
Holly joined the This Morning team three years after she started hosting Dancing On Ice in 2006, while Phillip first appeared on the chat show years earlier in 2002.
Holly and Phillip have since left viewers in hysterics with their on and off-screen antics,