BILLIE Faiers and her husband Greg have revealed their shock after being grilled over the cost of their wedding in an awkward This Morning interview earlier this year.
The reality couple married in a lavish ceremony in the Maldives in front of 100 guests, with a number of holidaymakers on the island criticising the party for rowdy and disrespectful behaviour.
Back in March Billie, 29, and Greg, 33, appeared on the ITV daytime show and were surprised Phil took such an interest in the cost of the big day.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, Billie said: "I was in shock. Prior to our appearance, I’d been very clear that I don’t talk about money. It’s rude and it’s nobody’s business but ours.
"They were trying to insinuate that we got the wedding for free, which is so far from the truth. We saved for our wedding for years."
Greg chipped in: "We should ask Phillip Schofield how much he earns!"
Billie was left squirming after she was asked how much of a discount she got on her wedding – which Phil claimed cost £229,000.
The 57-year-old silver fox had been busy with his calculator and revealed his findings to Billie and her sister Sam.
Their chat went off the rails when Phillip whipped out a card and told her: "My God, you must be earning beautifully to be able to do this."
He added: "This is the Kuramathi resort in the Maldives. So we had a look, if you were to stay there next Saturday it would be £650 a night.
"That would be £4,588 for a week for the superior beach villa. The whole week for 100 guests – £229,000. So you must have got a deal there."
The awkward giggling was off the scale as Sam replied: "Not much of a deal."
Undeterred, Phillip asked: "£229 grand for your wedding?"
Through what looked like a fixed smile, 29-year-old Billie conceded: "Yeah it wasn't quite that."
Phillip replied: "Right, so they did you a deal?"
She explained: "Because there was a large group of us we had the beach houses and split them in two.
"Two families would be in one beach house. It really helped us out with the rooms and stuff."
Billie's reaction to the chat comes amid the fallout of Phillip's feud with Amanda Holden.
The Sun On Sunday recently revealed that Amanda raised her concerns to a top ITV boss after she was blocked from a job as Phil’s co-host while Holly Willoughby was in Australia filming I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
A former daytime TV executive told us: “Phillip actively campaigned for Rochelle Humes to get the job despite Amanda being more experienced — and having been told privately she’d got the gig.
“She feels Phil unfairly used his powers of persuasion. She was told he’d chosen Rochelle because she was easier to ‘manage’ on air – and understandably that incensed her.”
However, Phil went on to deny the allegations on Twitter and claimed the story was “untrue.”
Taking to his page, Phil told his followers: “The end of another really sad weekend.”
He added that he had tried to be “the easiest, most fun person to work with” throughout his 35-year career – concluding that he will “take it on the chin”.
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