In recent days, the presenting duo have been at the centre of one of the biggest fallouts in television, but they aren’t the only co-stars who have been at each other’s throats amid some of the biggest star feuds of all time.
From Sex And The City diva’s Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, whose arguments raged over everything from money to on-screen nudity, to Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre’s war of words.
Reality TV has also faced its fair share of rifts with The X Factor’s judging panel flying the flag for some of the pettiest showbiz on-air rows, from Louis Walsh and Cheryl’s bickering to Dannii Minogue and Sharon Osbourne’s famous dislike of one another.
So, who else has famously butted heads? Here, MailOnline takes a look at some of TV’s most dramatic and long-standing feuds.
See ya! Phillip Schofield announced he is stepping down from This Morning on Saturday, in the wake of his widely-discussed ‘feud’ with co-star Holly Willoughby
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield
ITV bosses called a crisis meeting following Holly and Phillip’s return to This Morning last week after seeing a wave of negative social media feedback about the show – shortly before it was revealed he was leaving the sofa while Holly remains.
The pair, who are embroiled in one of the biggest fallouts in television, did not address their rift during what it transpires was Phillip’s final episode last week.
But viewers described them as ‘awkward’ and ‘embarrassing’, and sources on the set said staff working on the programme found it ‘painful’.
He then announced on Saturday he would be stepping down from hosting This Morning after 21 years, writing in his statement: ‘I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning…
ITV bosses called a crisis meeting following Holly and Phillip’s return to This Morning last week after seeing a wave of negative social media feedback about the show – shortly before it was revealed he was leaving the sofa while Holly remains.
‘But recently, This Morning itself has become the story. Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind.’
Holly said: ‘It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour. The sofa won’t feel the same without him.’
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s managing director of media and entertainment, said: ‘Phillip is hands down one of the best broadcasters of his generation and we thank him for his two decades worth of absolutely terrific television on the This Morning sofa.
‘This Morning is made by one of the best and most diligent teams in television, who produce over 12 hours of live television each week.
‘We look forward to continuing our relationship with Phillip starting with The British Soap Awards in June and a brand new peak time series to come.’
The feud kicked off in September when the pair were criticised after failing to queue for the Queen’s Lying in State, a situation which those close to him have dubbed ‘Queue-gate’.
The Daily Mail revealed last week that he has also hired Gordon Smart, a former Sun showbiz columnist and occasional Good Morning Britain host, to manage the crisis and ensure favourable press coverage.
It is a clear sign, say sources, that he is ‘taking this very seriously’ and is ‘keen to come out of the situation quickly’.
Schofield has previously used ex-News of the World bosses Phil Hall and Phil Taylor to deal with his crises.
Other ITV stars are said to be ‘fascinated’ by the situation, with one telling the Mail: ‘This has been going on for some time. Everyone has been talking and now we are all rubbing our hands waiting to see what happens next.’
Things have become so bad that it is said they no longer speak when the cameras stop rolling. Ms Willoughby, 42, has now cut all ties with Schofield other than her This Morning commitments.
It is understood that producers had several options for how to tackle the show. At the centre of the decision was editor Martin Frizell, who backs Ms Willoughby.
Tiff: Meanwhile, Phil has also endured frosty relations with husband and wife presenting duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford over the years
Phillip Schofield, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford
Meanwhile, Phil has also endured frosty relations with husband and wife presenting duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford over the years.
Phil’s conflict with Eamonn and Ruth all kicked off in 2019 when it was reported that Ruth had filed a complaint against Phil to ITV bosses.
Fans speculated the complaint may have been down to an awkward moment between the pair caught on camera that year.
Ruth appeared at the end of an episode of This Morning to preview what was coming up on Loose Women and was cut off by Phil while she was speaking.
Phil said: ‘Guys, we’re going to have to jump in there and stop you I’m afraid because we’re a bit tight for time at this end. Thank you, Ruth.’
Ruth, who clearly looked unimpressed with the interruption, responded: ‘Well I only had about two more words to say,’ and looked away from the camera.
Cat fight: Diva Sarah Jessica Parker and her co-star Kim Cattrall have been at each other’s throats for years after starring in TV series Sex And The City together (pictured in 2010)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall
Diva Sarah Jessica Parker and her co-star Kim Cattrall have been at each other’s throats for years after starring in TV series Sex And The City together.
The pair have been embroiled in a public feud for a while – with Kim calling Sarah names like ‘cruel’ and ‘toxic’ over the years – and many people believe that’s why she didn’t want to participate in the new show, And Just Like That…
When they were shooting out of town, they would stay in different hotels. There was no girly exchange of gossip while they were all having their make-up done.
The reasons were many; over the years arguments raged over everything from status and money to the amount of nudity in love scenes.
Last summer, Kim, 65, revealed to Variety she had decided not to take part in a planned third movie after seeing her character’s lack of progression, and said co-stars Sarah, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis ‘aren’t my friends.’
In response Sarah, 57, opened up for the first time about their alleged feud, claiming that it was not Kim who turned down the film, but the studio, because they could not accept her ‘demands.’
Speaking candidly to Awards Chatter podcast, the actress, who plays Carrie Bradshaw in the franchise, said ‘it’s very hard’ to talk about the situation.
Sarah described her former co-star’s portrayal of self-proclaimed ‘try-sexual’ Samantha Jones as ‘wonderful’ and branded Kim ‘a huge contributor to the success.’
‘There just isn’t anybody else who has talked about me in this way, so it’s very painful because she’s a huge contributor to the success.
‘I think her portrayal of that role was wonderful and it filled out everything. There were four points on the picture and they were all important.’
In 2018, Sarah shared a post on social media read: ‘Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx’
She was responding to the announcement by her former Sex And The City co-star, that Kim’s brother, Chris, 55, had been found dead on his farm in Canada.
Kim responded with a furious attack that seemed, if not irrational, then certainly out of proportion.
Writing on Instagram, she said: ‘My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?’
‘Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear (if I haven’t already). You are not my family.
‘You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.’
She linked her post to a 2017 newspaper story headlined: ‘Inside the mean-girls culture that destroyed Sex And The City.’
Clash: After the fourth season of Succession hit TV screens, it became clear that there was as much tension off screen as there is in the show (Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong pictured)
Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong
After the fourth and final season of Succession hit TV screens, it became clear that there was as much tension off screen as there is in the show.
Brian Cox, who plays the aloof patriarch of the Roy family in HBO series, has made his opinion on co-star Jeremy Strong’s method acting very clear, saying it’s ‘f**king annoying’ and ‘American s**t’ in a multitude of previous interviews.
Doubling down on his stance this week, the Scottish actor, 76, took yet another thinly veiled dig at Jeremy, telling talk show host Jimmy Fallon that his top tip for aspiring actors was to just ‘say the f**king lines.’
Jeremy, who stars as his on-screen son Kendall, once told The New Yorker he takes his Succession character ‘as seriously as I take my own life,’ but later backtracked and describe the confession as his ’15 minutes of shame.’
In March, in a new interview on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,’ Brian made fun of his ‘harsh’ words about Strong’s approach to method acting.
Method acting refers to a rehearsal technique when actors fully inhabit their role both on and off screen, and has been used by the likes of Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, Andrew Garfield in Silence and Marlon Brando.
Telling Fallon he wanted to apologise and ‘set the record straight,’ Cox introduced a preview of a spoof MasterClass in which he teaches acting, with tip number one seemingly aimed directly at Jeremy.
‘Just f**king do it. Say the f**king lines and don’t bump into the f**king furniture,’ Cox’s states as his top tip for aspiring actors.
In a now viral interview with the New Yorker in 2021, Jeremy detailed the extend of his ‘method acting’ tendencies, with the piece starting with a quote about his character Kendall Roy: ‘I take him as seriously as I take my own life.’
Punch-up: After years of bickering and brawling, Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson continued to thrash away at one another until appearing on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? together
Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson
After years of bickering and brawling, Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson continued to thrash away at one another in the ultimate contest of heavyweight, even overweight egos.
Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme in 2013, Piers Morgan was asked about the feuds he pursues so relentlessly on the social media site Twitter.
Some, he said — citing Lord Sugar and Gary Lineker as opponents — were really just banter between ‘Alpha males . . . like supremely cocky sixth formers.’
But, he added, ‘With the likes of Jeremy Clarkson it is pure war and there is not a single friendly bone in either of our bodies towards one another.’
The duo’s bickering began way back in 2000, when Piers, then editor of the Daily Mirror, received a set of paparazzi photos claiming to show Clarkson in an embrace with TV producer Elaine Bedell.
Jeremy claimed Elaine was just a friend and ‘he wasn’t capable of having an affair.’ Piers published the pictures anyway.
The supersonic passenger jet Concorde makes its final scheduled flight for British Airways from New York to London. Among the celebrities onboard are and Jeremy, with the Top Gear sat directly behind Piers.
After an onboard spat Jeremy then tipped a glass of water over Piers, much to the amusement of fellow passengers, including Joan Collins and Jodie Kidd.
The ongoing feud reached a head at the 2004 British Press Awards when, after another heated debate, Jeremy swung for Piers punching him in the temple and forehead.
Finally in 2020, Piers confirmed that he and former nemesis Jeremy had reunited onscreen, for an appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.
Good Morning Britain host Piers and Millionaire presenter Jeremy
Sharing a snap of himself covering his face, above another image of him sitting in the studio with Jeremy, Piers wrote: ‘BREAKING: Yes, it happened.
‘I’ve appeared on Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, hosted by a man who once repeatedly punched me in the head. It airs on ITV on Boxing Day (appropriately) and it went… well…. let’s just say I don’t think the public will be disappointed.’
Friends again: Last month it was revealed that Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre are reportedly teaming up again as they put an end to their row (seen in 2005)
Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre
Last month it was revealed that Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre are reportedly teaming up on their first project together since Two and a Half Men.
The actor, 57, will star in the 70-year-old television writer’s upcoming comedy series, How to Be a Bookie, alongside Sebastian Maniscalco, according to Deadline.
Their project seems to mark the end of their public feud between the pair, which began in 2011 after Sheen made anti-semantic comments about Lorre.
In 2021, Sheen admitted that there were ’55 different’ and better ways to have handled his firing from Two and a Half Men that did not include calling Lorre names like a ‘turd’ or ‘clown.’
‘I think the growth for me post-meltdown or melt forward or melt somewhere — however you want to label it — it has to start with absolute ownership of my role in all of it,’ he told Yahoo! News. ‘And it was desperately juvenile.’
In 2018, Sheen took responsibility over their dramatic falling out and expressed a desire to repair their relationship during an interview with Today Show.
At the time, the father-of-five ‘really’ wanted ‘to mend’ things with Lorre. ‘He lives close by, I could easily go by and just drop a note under his door with my phone number, which I should, and I will.’
Speaking about a possible reboot of the comedy series that made him the highest paid actor on American TV, he said he was open to the idea, ‘it would be so cool to reboot it.’
‘I am not knocking what they did when I left because that is really difficult to keep a show going when the main guy bails,’ he continued.
CBS and Warner Brothers fired Charlie over his behaviour and he was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
In a separate tirade back in 2017, again on The Kyle And Jackie O show, Charlie appeared to still have some ill-feeling toward Chuck, ranting: ‘He’s the most miserable f*cking douchebag.’
‘The most talentless f*cking sack of sh*t of f*cking stupid this side of La Brea [a famous landmark in LA],’ he said at the time.
Five years later, Lorre admitted that ‘there were a couple of years’ where he ‘couldn’t watch’ Two and a Half Men because it ‘was too hurtful.’
Oh dear: Carol McGiffin was snubbed from her Loose Women co-star Andrea McLean’s wedding invite list in 2017 and publicly hitback in her magazine column
Carol McGiffin and Andrea McLean
Carol McGiffin was snubbed from her Loose Women co-star Andrea McLean’s wedding invite list in 2017.
She hit back after the nuptials, making a snide jibe about Andrea’s third time down the aisle in her column for Best.
Carol wrote: ‘My old Loose Women mucker Andrea McLean got married last week, so congratulations to her and new husband Nick.
‘I’m ecstatic for them both, even though I wasn’t invited to the wedding…!’ she added, writing: ‘She looked radiantly happy, as did he, so it’s all good.’
Carol went on to say: ‘What’s not good though, is that Andrea’s managed to squeeze in two weddings in less time that I’ve been engaged to Mark, which is a bit embarrassing to say the least!’
Carol has been engaged to Mark Cassidy since 2008, while Andrea married and divorced her second husband Steve Toms between 2009 and 2011.
Saira Khan, Nadia Sawalha, Kaye Adams, Linda Robson, Stacey Solomon and Jane Moore were among the crowd who turned out for Andrea’s nuptials.
The pair reunited when Carol rejoined Loose Women in 2018, after five years away from the panel.
She sparked many fierce debate’s with Andrea on the show as they butted-heads over many topics.
Oops: Although the on-screen chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson sizzled, she has said in the past there were times when they were barely on speaking terms
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Gillian and David became household names in the ’90s thanks to the roles as FBI Special Agents in the beloved sci-fi series The X-Files.
But although the on-screen chemistry between them has always sizzled, she has said in the past there were times when they were barely on speaking terms on set.
‘The crucible of doing that show made monsters out of both of us,’ David once admitted to Variety.
Luckily, the Golden Globe-winning duo’s relationship finally softened in 2008 following the release of their second big-screen spin-off, I Want to Believe.
‘Once we got to step back, it was like, “Oh, wow, we really like each other. I didn’t know that was going to happen.” The way we work together has changed,’ David later added.
Speaking to Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine in 2018, Gillian admitted she doesn’t know a thing about co-star David.
‘We might have a little chit-chat between scenes but we don’t really talk about our personal lives because we’re at work. And we don’t have meals together because we’re spending so much time in each other’s company,’ she explained.
‘David and I love each other, we get along well and we respect each other. But ask me anything about him as a person, and nine out of ten things about him I’d get wrong.’
Tense: Naya Rivera ‘s dad, George, recalled the off-screen drama between his late daughter and Lea Michele in the haunting new docu-series called The Price Of Glee (pictured in 2012)
Naya Rivera and Lea Michele
Naya Rivera’s dad, George, recalled the off-screen drama between his late daughter and Lea Michele in the haunting new docu-series called The Price Of Glee in January.
During the three-part limited series, Naya’s father claimed that his eldest child, who tragically died in 2020 while on a boating trip with her son Josey at Lake Piru at the age of 33, and her former Glee costar, 36, regularly had ‘trouble with’ each other.
‘There was always a fight between them. Always. Everybody knew. Everybody saw it,’ George alleged. ‘They hated each other but, at the same time, respected each other’s talent.’
Before her passing, Rivera cleared the air about her long-rumored feud with Michele in her 2016 memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up.
‘One of the Glee writers once said that Lea and I were like two sides of the same battery and that about sums us up,’ Rivera wrote. ‘We are both strong willed and competitive — not just with each other but with everyone — and that’s not a good mixture.’
Naya continued: ‘As the show progressed, though, that friendship started to break down, especially as Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time.’
The Devious Maids actress went on to say that ‘Lea didn’t like sharing the spotlight’ and that ‘Lea was a lot more sensitive’ ‘when people offer feedback or criticism.’
If I’d complained about anyone or anything, she’d assumed I was b**ching about her,’ the mother-of-one recalled.
Feud: Talent show judge’s Louis Walsh and Cheryl waged a decade-long war of words after several explosive on-air rows during their time on The X Factor (pictured in 2010)
Louis Walsh and Cheryl
Talent show judge’s Louis Walsh and Cheryl waged a decade-long war of words after several explosive on-air rows while they both were on the panel for The X Factor.
Despite claiming to have ended their dispute, Louis, reignited the bitter feud in 2019 when he accused her of of ‘lip-syncing’ and suggested that she auditioned for The X Factor: Celebrity.
He stoked the fire once again with a dig, poking fun at the Fight For This Love hitmaker’s vocal talents and suggesting she ‘lip-syncs for her life’.
Speaking to the Daily Star at the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards, Louis said about Cheryl possibly returning to The X Factor: ‘X Factor as a contestant? As a contestant she would be good. I don’t know if she could win.’
He cruelly added: ‘She doesn’t mime. It’s called lip-syncing… lip-sync for your life.’
Their war of words goes way back with the pair even been at logger heads on The X Factor during explosive rows on past episodes.
In one of their most famous fights, Louis teased the former Girls Aloud singer for being ‘orange’ to which she responded he was ‘looking for attention’.
The next year on the judging panel, the Fight For This Love songstress blasted Louis for ‘taking the cheques’ during her time in Girls Aloud.
Louis quipped back: ‘I am a much better manager than she is a singer.’
The music manager’s war of words with Cheryl started more than a decade ago when he labelled all the members of Girls Aloud as ‘fat’.
Dig: The X Factor feuds didn’t end with Louis and Cheryl as Dannii Minogue and Sharon Osborne also famously traded barbs while working together on X Factor UK (pictured in 2007)
Dannii Minogue and Sharon Osbourne
The X Factor feuds didn’t end with Louis and Cheryl as Dannii Minogue and Sharon Osborne also famously traded barbs while working together on X Factor UK.
In 2019, Dannii appeared to have reignited her drama with Ozzy Osbourne’s wife during an appearance on Anh’s Brush With Fame.
‘She didn’t like me, she made it very clear’, the pop-star told host Anh Do during the candid interview, News Corp reports.
‘I think [Sharon’s dislike of me’] was something to do with me being an ‘annoying mosquito and I should be squashed.’ It was a lot more graphic than ‘I don’t like you.’ I still don’t really know why.’
Danni and Sharon’s long-running feud began in 2007 when they were working together on the X Factor UK alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.
In a 2007 interview with Graham Norton, Sharon took multiple digs at Dannii, saying: ‘I feel bad for her, because she knows she’s [on the show] for her looks.’
She also took jabs at Dannii’s alleged affair with Simon Cowell, which was said to have taken place during filming.
Sharon eventually left the show a year later, and was replaced by Cheryl Cole.
In 2013, Sharon said that her experience with Dannii was ‘intolerable’, and even labelled her personality ‘very dark’.
Talking it out: Will Smith and Janet Hubert finally hashed out their feud in 2020, which had been running since her departure from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air in 1993
Will Smith and Janet Hubert
Will Smith and Janet Hubert finally hashed out their feud in 2020, which had been running since her departure from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
Janet, 64, played Aunt Viv on the first three seasons of the sitcom but left in 1993, setting off a public war of words with Will and the collapse of her career.
The actress had publicly held Will responsible for her exit from the show, calling him an ‘egomaniac’ during a 2011 interview where she said a reunion was off the table.
Smith has refuted the claims however, and told an Atlanta radio station after her departure that Hubert had a bad attitude.
Speaking on the new reunion special with HBO Max she and Will talked emotionally through their past difficulties as she told him: ‘I lost everything.’
‘I just wanted to know one thing: why, why so far? You guys went so far. I lost so much,’ she said to Will of their feud. ‘How do we heal that?’
‘I was 21 years old, you know. Everything was a threat to me,’ said Will slowly, and when Janet asked why she was in that category he said: ‘Not you, the world. I was so driven by fear – and jokes and comedy.’
Drama: George Takei called former Star Trek co-star William Shatner ‘a cantankerous old man’ in a new interview, marking the latest swipe in the ongoing feud (Takei left and Shatner right)
George Takei and William Shatner
George Takei called former Star Trek co-star William Shatner ‘a cantankerous old man’ in a new interview, marking the latest swipe in the showbiz stalwarts’ ongoing feud.
The 85-year-old actor told The Guardian in November that he didn’t want to continue engaging with Shatner, 91, after the Captain Kirk actor said his ex Star Trek co-stars criticised him in interview for publicity in a previous barbed interview.
‘I know he came to London to promote his book and talked about me wanting publicity by using his name,’ said Takei, who played the role of Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek. ‘So I decided I don’t need his name to get publicity.’
Takei, who reprised the role of Sulu for multiple films and shows in the Star Trek franchise, told the outlet that he had ‘much more substantial subject matter’ that he’d sought publicity for.
‘I’m not going to refer to Bill in this interview at all … although I just did. He’s just a cantankerous old man and I’m going to leave him to his devices. I’m not going to play his game.’
When asked if Shatner was ‘cantankerous’ in his younger years, Takei said that Shatner ‘was self-involved,’ ‘enjoyed being the centre of attention’ and ‘wanted everyone to kowtow to him.’
Shatner, made headlines when he told The Times he feels his former costars on the 1960s sci-fi series bashed him to make headlines for themselves.
Shatner was also close friends with Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, however their relationship became strained before his death in 2015 – for reasons unbeknown to the Kirk actor.
According to Giant Geek Robot, friction began between the two when William made a 2011 Star Trek Documentary and interviewed many actors who have been apart of the franchise, however failed to include Nimoy.