Rylan Clark shares cryptic post hours after Phillip Schofield’s affair bombshell


RYLAN Clark has shared a cryptic post simply hours after Phillip Schofield’s affair bombshell.

Today The Sun revealed that Schofield, 61, had an affair with a “much younger” This Morning employee whereas nonetheless married.

Now Rylan has posted an Instagram Story selfie beaming and making a peace signal along with his fingers – simply hours after Schofield give up ITV following the publicity of his affair with the male worker.

It comes after Rylan introduced he takes a break from his BBC Radio 2 present the identical day Schofield give up This Morning.

According to Ladbrokes, the star is at 3/1 odds to switch Schofield on the This Morning couch subsequent to Holly Willoughby.

In a assertion tonight, Schofield mentioned he’s “deeply sorry” for the affair which he mentioned was “unwise, but not illegal”.

He mentioned: “I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a youthful male colleague.

“Contrary to hypothesis, while I met the person when he was an adolescent 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 solely 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 will be important for me to be trustworthy now.

“I’m painfully aware that I’ve lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and mates, to my brokers, to the media and due to this fact 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 due to this fact 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 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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It’s understood the youthful man, who was a teen when he met Schofield, isn’t a public determine and didn’t need the connection to be revealed.

Schofield has been been dropped by his agent YMU, which mentioned in a press release: “Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s complete enterprise, defining all the pieces we do.

“Talent administration is a relationship primarily based solely on belief.

“This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.”

Schofield mentioned: “It is with essentially the most profound remorse that after 35 years of being faultlessly managed by YMU I’ve agreed to step down from their illustration with rapid 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 friends from showing with them.

It comes after his brother Tim Schofield was jailed after being discovered responsible of “emotionally blackmailing” a teen into intercourse acts and forcing him to look at porn.

And days later, Phillip Schofield, the host of 21 years had been in an workplace with present chief Martin Frizzell and informed his contract, as a consequence of finish this summer season, was not being renewed.

Devastated Phil then drove 300 miles from London to Cornwall to see mum Pat, 85, the place he spent Friday pouring his coronary heart out to her on a coastal stroll.

Phil, 61, was additionally anticipated to depart Dancing on Ice, which the pair additionally offered collectively.

A supply mentioned: “It’s been a very difficult time for them but they talked about the end of an era and called something of a truce.”

Phil made no point out of Holly in a press release asserting his shock departure.

He mentioned: “I’ve at all times been proud to cowl fascinating tales on This Morning. But just lately, This Morning itself has change into the story.

“Throughout my profession in TV — together with the very troublesome previous couple of days — I’ve at all times carried out my finest to be honourable and type.

“I perceive that ITV has determined the present state of affairs can’t go on, and I wish to do what I can to guard the present that I like.

“So I’ve agreed to step down from This Morning with rapid impact, within the hope the present can transfer ahead to a vivid 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.”

Holly, 42, stored her assertion temporary, saying: “It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour. The sofa won’t feel the same without him.”

Bosses had determined the state of affairs was unworkable following clear on-screen stress between them which led to the present shedding 170,000 viewers.


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