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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby splitting up to head rivals travel shows

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It may already feel as if Phillip Schofield is here, there and everywhere.

But now the TV favourite has landed his own travel show.

The silver fox will be channelling his inner Judith Chalmers as he tours the world for ITV.

A spin-off from his How To Spend It Well series will see the This Morning star giving consumers travel advice.

In How To Spend It Well On Holiday, he will offer tips on budgeting and how to spot a bargain.

To be screened in December, it will see him go head-to-head with his telly partner Holly Willoughby, who has jumped ship to rival BBC for Take Off.

She’s traded in Phillip for Bradley Walsh.

Holly Willoughby attends a BAFTA tribute evening (Image: WireImage)


The pair will give studio audience members the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Lapland.

The festive special promises to be jam-packed with surprises, games and a spectacular finale.

Meantime, it’s been a bumper year for Phillip, who has become one of the most in-demand and highest-paid stars on TV. He more than doubled his salary in a year – from £803,000 to £1.73million.

He fronts several ITV shows, but his £927,000 pay rise is largely due to Dancing On Ice’s return in January last year.

Other sources of income for Phillip, 57, include 5 Gold Rings, as well as corporate deals with the supermarket chain Waitrose.

Philip is the new Judith Chalmers (Image: WireImage)


But Holly, his co-presenter on This Morning as well as Dancing On Ice, is likely to overtake him when her earnings for the 12 months to last November are revealed.

Holly, 38, was awarded a £200,000 increase by bosses at This Morning  in 2017 to match Phillip’s £600,000  after reports that she earned a third  less than him.

And her climb to become one of TV’s best-paid hosts was hugely boosted by her stint on I’m A Celebrity as Ant McPartlin’s stand-in last year alongside Declan Donnelly.