Phillip Schofield

British broadcaster and television personality

Phillip Bryan Schofield (born 1 April 1962) is a British television presenter who worked for ITV. He and Holly Willoughby were the co-presenters of This Morning (2002–2023) and Dancing on Ice (2006–2014, 2018–2023).

Phillip Schofield
Schofield in 2013
Born (1962-04-01) 1 April 1962 (age 61)
OccupationTelevision presenter

Career change

His other work for ITV includes All Star Mr & Mrs (2008–2016), The Cube (2009–2015) and 5 Gold Rings (2017–2020).

Schofield gained attention for working for the BBC. He was a presenter for Children's BBC on weekdays featuring Gordon the gopher from 1985 to 1987. He was later a presenter on the children's Saturday morning magazine show Going Live! between September 1987 and April 1993.

Personal life change

Schofield was born in Oldham, Lancashire. He grew up in Newquay, Cornwall. At the age of 19, he moved with his family to New Zealand. He is a dual British and New Zealand citizen. He married Stephanie Lowe in 1993. The couple have two children. He lives in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.[1] On 7 February 2020, Schofield came out as gay to the public.[2]

Controversy change

Schofield was sacked and had to sell his sponsorship with due to skipping the queue with Holly Willoughby during the lying in state of Her late Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall. In 2023, Schofield had to resign from ITV after he admitted to having an affair with an ITV employee more than 30 years younger. He also admitted to lying to lawyers, agents and others about the affair.

References change

  1. "Television presenter opens fete in home village". Henley Standard. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  2. "Phillip Schofield: Support for ITV presenter after he comes out as gay". BBC News. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.

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