staple has confessed she misses former presenter after his departure from last year.
The 61-year-old was after an ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair with a younger colleague came to light.
After his exit, his fellow This Morning presenter also left the show having been the star for 14 years.
Lorraine, who was recently on , has now spoken out about the former and called him a ‘good person’.
‘If you’d told me at the start of [last] year that Holly [Willoughby] and Phil [Schofield] wouldn’t be [on This Morning], I wouldn’t have believed you,’ the 64-year-old presenter said.
‘But you know what? The show will continue. She’ll be fine. He’ll be fine. It will all be OK.’
She continued to : ‘They’re good people. I miss them.They’re smashing, they made me laugh a lot and every time I was on This Morning as a guest, they were a delight.’
Lorraine added an anecdote about her time on The Cube, which Phillip fronted, and said that the presenter said he hadn’t laughed that much in his life.
Since everything unfolded, the West End actor has but confessed he doesn’t see himself returning to TV.
Despite claims he wouldn’t return, Phillip has since been
Holly, 42, is said to have a ‘deeply bruised’ relationship with her former on-screen partner and the pair have not reconciled publicly.
He issued an apology to his co-stars last year when his affair was confirmed, with both parties maintaining that she knew nothing about it.
This Morning has been desperately trying to replace the pair, with to take over as the new Holly.
The likes of , and have been filling in over recent months but staff are said to be in ‘limbo’ until a permanent replacement is found.
Radio presenter Siân has been revealed as a favourite to become a permanent host after rising to fame alongside .