Josie Gibson has given an insight into her working relationship with Phillip Schofield on This Morning, revealing the pair have a secret code to ensure their hosting is seamless. Former Big Brother winner Josie, 37, it set to take the helm on the ITV daytime show for the summer months when she’ll be joined by a number of guests while regulars Phillip and Holly Willoughby take some time off.
‘Phil said to me, “I would never want to interrupt you or talk over you so if you want to ask the next question, take a little breath and I’ll hear you”. ‘And if he wants to ask the next question, he takes a little breath and I hear him, it’s very clever.
And Josie has spoken out about the pointers Phillip, 60, gave her when she first joined as a presenter alongside him on the show in November, stepping in for Holly. She told The Sun: ‘I’ll be honest, he had a lot of patience with me and gave me some real little pointers – even little things you wouldn’t even think of.
She went on to gush that Phillip is a ‘true professional’ as she gave an insight into what it is like co-presenting the morning chat show. Josie will be hosting the show in the coming summer weeks alongside a host of guests presenters, including Vernon Kay and Craig Doyle.
It comes after Josie surprised fans by admitting she finds divisive businessman Elon Musk’s intelligence very attractive. Appearing to be fired up by super-rich business magnate and investor Musk, Josie stated that she would like to see his rocket and would be open to an approach from the billionaire.
The star described working on This Morning as an ‘honour and a privilege’, saying she’s now in her dream job having been employed in an office, a tumble dryer factory and as a waitress in the past.
However, she has insisted that it’s the Tesla and SpaceX founder’s brainpower she’s interested in and not his many billions.
She stated to The Mirror that she has ‘little time for love at the moment’, but would be open to an approach from Musk – or him ‘sliding into my DM’s’. Elon, who is the world’s richest man, has been married three times and is now single just like Josie after splitting with singer Grimes – a mother to two of his eight children.
And Josie, who won Big Brother in 2010, says Musk ‘fascinates her’ and claimed that she likes how ‘intelligent he is’. However, she stated to the Mirror that she ‘does not expect Elon to come calling’ and added: ‘He could have the most beautiful women in the world.’