Piers Morgan says major TV star applied for his job seconds after supporting him

Piers Morgan has been speaking on Phillip Schofield's exit from This Morning after he went through a similar situation with Good Morning Britain.

Rushing to the defence of the ex This Morning co-host, Piers has reflected on the situation that he was in after he was axed from GMB.

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He's also claimed that some people in the showbiz industry are "vipers" and shared an example from his own encounter – adding he wouldn't be surprised if it was happening to Phil too.

Speaking in his latest column with The Sun, Piers claimed he had a text from a "major TV star" minutes after his exit from GMB.

The text read: "I'm so sorry Piers," he claimed, adding: "Hope you're ok mate, it's outrageous what's happened to you, and you have my total support."

Piers said the message was never shared in public, adding: "[it] would have carried slightly more weight if the same star hadn't – as I later learned – also just texted a senior ITV executive applying for my job."

The person, who Piers described as a "household name", didn't surprise Piers, he said.

Now he thinks the same thing is likely happening to Phillip Schofield after the news he'd been sacked as the This Morning presenter.

Piers failed to have a permanent replacement following his exit from GMB, and instead a number of male co-stars joined Susanna Reid on a rotation.

Martin Lewis is the only presenter who has been confirmed as a regular, though he doesn't host the four out of five days like Piers had done previously.

Now a presenter is set to step into Phil's shoes and present the daytime TV show alongside Holly Willoughby, though nobody has been confirmed as of yet.

Since Phil announced his exit Holly has been off from the show, with Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary stepping in to cover the show all week, instead of their usual Friday segment.

Phil's exit came following rumours of a rift between he and Holly.

The TV star issued a statement on Saturday to confirm he would not be returning to host the daytime show.

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