This Morning staff ‘angry and stunned’ by Phillip Schofield’s bombshell statement saying ‘he lied point blank’
SENIOR This Morning staff are livid by Phillip Schofield’s statement after being axed by ITV, in keeping with experiences.
The veteran broadcaster, 61, was dropped by the channel and his agent final night time attributable to mendacity about an affair he had with a a lot youthful male colleague.
Schofield described the connection as “unwise, but not illegal” and apologised for mendacity to colleagues and family members.
The admission has left This Morning staff “angry and stunned”, with one telling the Mirror: “He lied point blank to staff at every level.”
Schofield’s former colleague Eamonn Holmes final night time informed how he was taken in by the presenter’s lies.
Posting on Twitter, Eamonn stated: “Ruth [Langsford] and I [were] deceived and lied to. One day I’ll inform the story.
“We had no difficulty with him being homosexual, solely help. What transpired took us for fools.
“The man told us complete lies and we unfortunately believed him.”
Eamonn – who has been very vocal about his former pal’s downfall – stated Schofield “has finally been caught out” in a scathing Twitter rant earlier within the night time.
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 dissatisfied by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield.
“The relationships we have now with these we work with are based mostly on belief. Philip made assurances to us which he now acknowledges have 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, will not be a public determine and didn’t need the connection to be revealed.
In a statement, 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 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 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 in regards to 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 significant 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’ve given me.
“I’ll replicate on my very dangerous judgement in each collaborating within the relationship and then mendacity about it.
“To shield 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 statement 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 statement: “Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s entire enterprise, defining all the things we do.
“Talent administration is a relationship based mostly solely 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 laying aside company from showing with them.