Gogglebox takes aim at Phillip Schofield in scathing episode as Giles and Mary address star’s controversial departure
GOGGLEBOX has taken a swipe at Phillip Schofield’s This Morning departure – hours after he confirmed he’d give up ITV altogether.
Just a short time after Phillip launched a bombshell assertion about the way forward for his profession, the Gogglebox stars have been proven discussing him in Friday night time’s pre-recorded present.
The armchair critics have been watching final week’s This Morning, as standby hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary introduced Phil had left.
But Mary Killen instructed her husband Giles: “We don’t know what’s going on, do we, behind the scenes.”
He replied: “It’s all very rum. It’s all very rum, Nutty.
“Phil leaving the show is like a glitch in the Matrix, Mary. No one knows what the glitch is or why it’s happened.”
Pete Sandiford, in the meantime, joked to his sister Sophie: “Right, now we’ve brushed that beneath the carpet on to right now’s present!
“Anyway! Off now to Phil Vickery with a succulent sausage casserole!”
Fans watching at house have been left bemused by the scenes, as the explanation for Phil’s departure had really been confirmed simply hours earlier than Gogglebox hit screens.
Phillip has admitted to having an affair with a youthful male colleague and mendacity to each his spouse and fellow staff about it.
He has introduced he’ll not be working with ITV. His administration firm has minimize all ties with him after a staggering 30 12 months partnership.
Phillip will even not be internet hosting subsequent week’s British Soap Awards.
ITV, in the meantime, has stated in a press release they’re “deeply disappointed” by Schofield’s “admissions of deceit”.
Taking to Twitter, Gogglebox followers have been fast to touch upon the “awkward” timing of the episode.
One wrote: “Wooah this is awkward!”
Another added: “Ha ha …was it too late to re-edit #gogglebox?!”
A 3rd stated: “Weird to see them commenting on the #ThisMorning stuff contemplating what was reported earlier…’
And another person commented: “Too late to edit tonight’s episode of #gogglebox? ‘We don’t know what’s going on’- we do now!”
This wasn’t the final time the Phillip saga was talked about in Friday night time’s Gogglebox, both.
Later in the episode, different solid members have been additionally proven giving their opinion on the TV star.
Still in the darkish because of the time of filming, Alison Worthington instructed her daughter Helena: “What’s he done? Nothing. He’s done nothing.”
Yet Tom Malone Snr instructed his household: “It’s time for a change. It’s been 21 f***ing years.”
In a assertion on Friday night, Schofield admitted he had an affair with a “much younger” This Morning employee whereas nonetheless married.
He stated he’s “deeply sorry” for the affair, which he stated was “unwise, but not illegal”.
Phillip stated: “I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a youthful male colleague.
“Contrary to hypothesis, while I met the person when he was a young person and was requested to assist him to get into tv, it was solely after he began to work on the present that it grew to become greater than only a friendship.
“That relationship was unwise, however not unlawful. It is now over. When I selected to come back out I did so totally for my very own wellbeing. Nobody ‘pressured’ me out.
“Neither I nor anybody else, to my data, has ever issued an injunction, tremendous or in any other case, about my relationship with this colleague, he was by no means moved on or sacked by or due to me.
“In an effort to guard my ex-colleague I haven’t been truthful concerning the relationship.
“But my latest, unrelated, departure from This Morning fuelled hypothesis and raised questions which have been impacting him, so for his sake it will be important for me to be trustworthy now.
“I’m painfully acutely aware that I’ve lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and mates, to my brokers, to the media and subsequently the general public and most significantly of all to my household.
“I’m so very, very sorry, as I’m for having been untrue to my spouse.
“I’ve subsequently determined to step down from the British Soap Awards, my final public dedication, and am resigning from ITV with rapid impact expressing my immense gratitude to them for all of the superb alternatives that they’ve given me.
“I’ll replicate on my very dangerous judgement in each collaborating in the connection and then mendacity about it.
“To defend his privateness, I’m not naming this particular person and my deepest want is that each he and his household can now transfer on with their lives free from additional intrusion, and that this assertion will allow them to take action.
“I ask the media now to respect their privacy. They have done nothing wrong, and I ask that their privacy should be respected.”