During last week's Fairytale Week, the host told an emotional Gemma she had "next week" to build herself back up again, leading viewers to brand the show a 'fix'.
While Phillip, 56, immediately slammed such claims, Gemma's exit from the competition after tonight's show reignited the wild fan theory that something suspicious was going on.
After finding herself in the skate off alongside Ryan Sidebottom, the ice panel decided to save the cricketer and send Gemma home.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: "Funny how last week @Schofe said Gemma ‘had another week left’ and now she gets eliminated. If that’s not a fix I dunno what is #DancingOnIce #itvatitagain #itv #fix."
Another agreed, writing: "Told you this last week! Absolute fix! #dancingonice."
A third added: "I tweeted last week that she would go this week! Why? Because Schofield said so! Just shows it’s a f*^king disgraceful fix! #dancingonice."
Last week, when Gemma got emotional about her performance, Phillip comforted her, saying: "Well, we've got next week as well.
"So you've got the whole week to build back up again."
But fans at home were confused by his remark, as the voting lines hadn't even opened at that point and Gemma needed to survive the public vote in order to return this week.
Later in the evening, it was announced that Gemma had made it through – with viewers taking to social media to brand the show a "fix".
One tweeted: "So Phillip Scholfield said that Gemma Collins has a whole week ahead of her to practise.
"A blunder? Is the show a fix? She gets consistent bad scores, can’t dance nor skate and yet gets through week after week. Must be a fix?"
Another wrote: "Pressure is on @ITV phillip Schofield says about Gemma skating next week and has a week to build, up before any vote has taken place #fix".
But Phillip was having none of it, saying on Twitter that if the show was fixed, he'd quit working on it.
He wrote: "I DIDN’T … I was being supportive.. bore off. Not amusing.. hilarious.
"I said it to Gemma cos she was crying. Oh btw .. it’s illegal to fix tv shows and I wouldn’t work on one that was.
"WE ARE INDEPENDENTLY ADJUDICATED!!! All votes are checked and agreed by an independent company."
A rep for Dancing On Ice's also denied the claims, telling The Sun Online: "The show is not fixed."
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