ITV breaks silence on Phillip Schofield affair as they blast star for his ‘deceit’
ITV has damaged its silence on Phillip Schofield’s affair with a “much younger” This Morning employee – blasting the star for his “deceit”.
Schofield, 61 – who was axed by This Morning simply final week – has now give up ITV after the affair with the male ITV worker was uncovered.
An ITV spokesperson stated: “We are deeply upset by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield.
“The relationships now we have with these we work with are primarily based on belief. Philip made assurances to us which he now acknowledges had been unfaithful and we really feel badly let down.
“We accept his resignation from ITV and therefore can confirm that he will not be appearing on ITV as had previously been stated.”
It’s understood the youthful man, who was a teen when he met Schofield, just isn’t a public determine and didn’t need the connection to be revealed.
In a assertion, Schofield stated he’s “deeply sorry” for the affair which he stated was “unwise, but not illegal”.
He 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 youngster and was requested to assist him to get into tv, it was solely after he began to work on the present that it turned greater than only a friendship.
“That relationship was unwise, however not unlawful. It is now over. When I selected to return out I did so fully for my very own wellbeing. Nobody ‘compelled’ me out.
“Neither I nor anybody else, to my information, 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 current, unrelated, departure from This Morning fuelled hypothesis and raised questions which have been impacting him, so for his sake it is necessary for me to be trustworthy now.
“I’m painfully acutely aware that I’ve lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and buddies, 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 quick impact expressing my immense gratitude to them for all of the wonderful alternatives that they have given me.
“I’ll mirror on my very unhealthy judgement in each taking part within the relationship after which 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.”
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Schofield has been been dropped by his agent YMU, which stated in a press release: “Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s entire enterprise, defining every little thing we do.
“Talent administration is a relationship primarily based fully on belief.
“This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.”
Schofield stated: “It is with probably the most profound remorse that after 35 years of being faultlessly managed by YMU I’ve agreed to step down from their illustration with quick impact.”
Phillip Schofield was nonetheless married to his spouse Stephanie Lowe on the time of the affair, who he married in 1993.
Schofield opened up about being homosexual in 2020, however remained married to spouse Stephanie.
Schofield was solely simply axed from This Morning final week — unable to bid farewell to his followers.
His exit was confirmed after weeks of intense hypothesis about his future and a feud with co-host Holly Willoughby, 42 — and as an insider revealed the row was even pushing aside visitors from showing with them.