ITV presenter Phillip Schofield has revealed he is gay in an emotional Instagram post on Friday morning.
The 57-year-old revealed the news on his Instagram post and sat down with his co-host Holly Willoughby on Friday’s edition of This Morning for an emotional interview.
“You know this has been bothering me for a very long time,” he said. “Everybody does this at their own speed when the time is right. “All you can be in your life is honest with yourself and I was getting to the point where I wasn’t being honest with myself and I didn’t like myself because I wasn’t being honest.”
Schofield has been married to his wife Stephanie Lowe for 27 years and have two children together. He said he has gone through some “some very dark moments” in recent months privately.
A statement from Phillip pic.twitter.com/iIE7NcLZ2I
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They have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusion,” he wrote. “Yet still I can’t sleep and there have been some very dark moments.”
Schofield has been a staple on ITV since 2002 when he became the host of This Morning and also hosts Dancing on Ice.