Phillips is not the only mature woman to have been replaced by a rising star.
Fern Britton gave a teary goodbye on her last day of 'This Morning' earlier in July as she celebrated her 52nd birthday after 10 years presenting the show.
The popular morning TV host shocked the nation in March when she announced that she would be leaving. There was much speculation as to who the next person would be to join co-host Phillip Schofield, with popular favourites including Myleene Klass, Fearne Cotton, Cheryl Cole and Christine Bleakley.
22,000 people agreed to clean toilets for WiFi because they did not read the terms.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.