But even if the BBC does not make Phil an offer after his “golden cage” contract ends in 2021, ITV could beat him.
Phil is currently thought to earn £1 million a year, so an offer that would convince him would need to be expensive.
A source told The Sun : “Phil is a tv legend. It has thousands of loyal fans who follow his every move.
“It has become a target of choice for the BBC who thought that it would be the perfect face for a number of new shows.
“The hope is a meeting could be held as restrictions begin to ease later this year — and it would be able to give them an idea of how much it would be to the research.”
MirrorOnline has reached out to reps for Phillip Schofield and ITV for the commentary, and the BBC has denied there was any truth in the story.
Phil actually started his TV career at the BBC, 17-year-old, when he worked as a tea boy and reservations clerk.
He moved from the BBC to ITV in 2006, and his most iconic shows on the network up to this day, Dancing On Ice, The Cube, and the Text of father christmas.
It has also been reported that major changes were about to happen This Morning, with editor Martin sultana frizell to leave.
A source told the Mail on Sunday : “Phil and Holly to listen to Martin. Who knows what they would do if he left. ”
Martin also revealed that he was under pressure to hire a more diverse presenting duo, and to have told staff in a video conference earlier this month, it is “looking into” hiring a black host following global Black Lives Matter demonstrations and discussions about improving race relations.
“There is not a black presenter on the programmes of today. We intend to change this, we [This Morning] are looking into it, ” Martin is supposed to have said.
Another insider told The Mail on Sunday: “Congratulations to sultana frizell to be the first ITV boss to commit to making this possible. What we all ask ourselves now is, ” someone is Going to go and if yes, by whom? “