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Holly Willoughby was seen looking glum as she stepped out on Saturday amid her rumoured 'feud' with This Morning co-host Philip Schofield.
The presenter, 42, donned a camel-coloured coat and jeans for the outing in Hampshire, going makeup-free and wearing a pair of black sunglasses.
She added a pair of trainers to the dressed-down look and appeared deep in thought as she strolled.
Holly wore her blonde locks in a loose straightened style as she made her first appearance since it was alleged that 'crisis talks' are occurring at ITV over the 'feud.'
The presenter is considering her own position following the pair's fall-out after 14 years hosting the popular daytime show together.
Pensive: Holly Willoughby was seen looking glum as she stepped out on Saturday amid her rumoured 'feud' with This Morning co-host Philip Schofield
Pensive: Holly was seen checking her phone during her first appearance since her 'feud' with Phillip
Casual: The presenter donned a camel-coloured coat and jeans for the outing in Hampshire, going makeup-free and wearing a pair of black sunglasses
Amid rumours of their feud, a 'devastated' Phillip is said to have phoned Holly to discuss it and is reportedly 'saddened' she didn't speak out, with a pal describing her silence as 'deafening'.
However, Holly is said to have been 'blindsided' after her co-star went behind her back to release an extraordinary statement confirming rumours of a rift.
Chiefs at ITV have now called meetings to discuss what to do next amid the duo's row and Schofield's popularity with the programme's viewers plummeting.
And the Daily Mail can also reveal that the channel would not confirm that Monday's episode of This Morning would take place as normal. The pair host the chat show together from Monday to Thursday every week.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Phillip and Holly's feud has seen then abandon their annual routine of holidaying together with their families.
Amid reports of their feud, Phillip is said to have called Holly to discuss how publicly it has aired, after he released a statement saying the last few weeks hadn't been 'easy'.
Phillip has reportedly been left 'saddened' that his words didn't prompt Holly to speak out on the alleged feud too, according to The Sun.
A friend told the publication: 'Things have been difficult between them, but for it to play out so publicly was the last thing Phil was ever expecting.
'He has spoken with Holly over the phone about how this all played out. He's devastated by it all and is incredibly upset.'
Phillip's contract is up for renewal in September but because he takes the summer holidays off, his final episode would be in July if ITV were to axe him.
According to a source, Phillip wants to stay on This Morning and is said to be 'scared' he is going to be pushed out amid rumours of a feud with Holly.
Crisis: ITV bosses were in crisis talks over Phillip Schofield 's future on This Morning last night, after he was said to have 'confronted' Holly in a tense phone call
Phone call: A 'devastated' Phillip is said to have phoned Holly to discuss it and is reportedly 'saddened' she didn't speak out, with a pal describing her silence as 'deafening'
Amid claims Holly wants to move on alone on-screen, the source told The Sun: 'His relationship with Holly had become more distant recently but Phil had no idea it would all become so public and that she wanted to strike out alone.'
MailOnline has contacted ITV and Holly and Phillip's representatives for comment.
Holly, 42, is said to be mulling over how her career moves forward, as those close to her fear that there is 'no way back' for her friendship with Phillip.
Sources close to the star say she was 'surprised and sad' that her co-star, 61, released a statement on Thursday night where he confirmed their friendship had been under strain recently.
He said: 'The last few weeks haven't been easy for either of us. As I have said before, Holly is my rock.
'We're the best of friends – as always, she is an incredible support on screen, behind the scenes and on the phone. Holly has always been there for me, through thick and thin. And I've been there for her.'
However, friends of Holly view the outburst as a 'betrayal' and some of her loved ones are now urging her to ditch Phillip – the man who gave her her break on This Morning back in 2009.
One said: 'The statement came out of nowhere for Holly and it was upsetting. What a betrayal. It feels like Phil is looking after himself here, with no regard for her.
'Can she move forward with Phil? Probably not. That's certainly what those who care for her are saying.'