Former This Morning host Phillip Schofield has reportedly received a 'more aggressive' offer from the bosses of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. 

Schofield, 61, took a step back from ITV's daytime show last weekend after 21 years of presenting alongside the likes of Holly Willoughby, Alison Hammond and Rochelle Humes.

His resignation came amid reports of a 'feud' between his This Morning and Dancing On Ice co-host Willoughby as well as the recent sentencing of his brother - Timothy Schofield - for 11 sexual offences.

However, Strictly bosses are reportedly eyeing the broadcaster to take part in the next series of the BBC One Latin and ballroom show.

In Cumbria: Phillip Schofield is in the sights of 'Strictly Come Dancing' bosses. ( Bang Showbiz)Phillip Schofield is in the sights of 'Strictly Come Dancing' bosses. ( Bang Showbiz) (Image: Bang Showbiz)

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a source said: "Phil is in the sights of 'Strictly'.

"They would love to have him on board because of the publicity it would generate for the show.

"Phil has been asked before but this time the offer was more aggressive.

"Since he was axed from 'This Morning', people have been discussing what they could do with him."

Channel 5 has also been reported to have approached Schofield after he quit 'This Morning'.

The source added: "Phil has had approaches from broadcasters like Channel 5 who are keen to discuss possible projects.

"Given he’s currently lying low and trying to work out his next move, it’s unlikely he will put on his dancing shoes but stranger things have happened.

"No one thought he’d ever leave 'This Morning' and look how that ended up."

Phillip confirmed in his exit statement that he would be back on ITV next month to front the British Soap Awards.

In Cumbria: Holly Willoughby has paid tribute to Phillip Schofield following his announcement.Holly Willoughby has paid tribute to Phillip Schofield following his announcement. (Image: ITV)

Phillip Schofield's full resignation letter

In his resignation, Schofield wrote: “I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story.

“Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind.

"I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.

“So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future.

"I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially This Morning’s amazing viewers – and I’ll see you all for the Soap Awards next month.”