Moment Phillip Schofield claimed he 'told everything' to his wifeMay 27, 2023
Watch moment Phillip Schofield told Lorraine on TV show that he ‘told everything’ to his wife Stephanie and ‘there were no secrets, what I knew she knew’ – more than two years before he finally admitted affair
- Read more: Was Holly Willoughby also deceived by Schofield?
This is the moment Phillip Schofield claimed he ‘told everything’ to wife Stephanie Lowe and that there were ‘no secrets’ when he came out as gay in 2020.
The presenter made a bombshell revelation to the Mail last night that he had a relationship with a much younger man who worked with him on This Morning while he was still married.
In a grovelling apology, Schofield said he was ‘painfully conscious’ that he lied to many people, ‘most importantly of all to my family’, adding: ‘I am so very, very sorry, as I am for having been unfaithful to my wife’.
However, footage has now re-emerged of Schofield discussing his coming out with fellow ITV star Lorraine, and his relationship with Stephanie, 59, with whom he shares two children, Ruby, 27, and Molly, 29.
He said: ‘[There were] lots and lots of hours talking to Steph and hugging Steph. We talked the whole thing through. There were no secrets, there have never been any secrets. What I knew, she knew.’
Phillip Schofield claimed he ‘told everything’ to wife Stephanie Lowe and that there were ‘no secrets’ when he came out as gay in 2020
Footage has now re-emerged of Schofield discussing his coming out with fellow ITV star Lorraine, and his relationship with Stephanie, 59, with whom he shares two children, Ruby, 27, and Molly, 29
Schofield shares a laugh with former co-star Holly Willoughby in the back of a car, while wife Stephanie sits in the front
Schofield also claimed in the interview in October that year, seven months after making the announcement about his sexuality: ‘It’s not in my nature to hurt people.’
The couple married in March 1993 after meeting when Schofield worked in children’s television and she was a BBC production assistant.
They held their wedding in Scotland’s Ackergill Tower in 1993 and celebrated their silver anniversary in 2018 – just two years before Schofield came out as gay.
In February 2020, the presenter told his Instagram followers about his sexuality, saying he had the support of his wife and daughters.
‘You never know what’s going on in someone’s seemingly perfect life, what issues they are struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing – and so you won’t know what has been consuming me for the last few years.
‘With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.’
In a follow-up post, he spoke about how Stephanie had continued to support him after he came out.
‘Steph has been incredible – I love her so very much. She is the kindest soul I have ever met. My girls have been astonishing in their love, hugs and encouraging words of comfort.
‘Both mine and Steph’s entire families have stunned me with their love, instant acceptance and support. Of course, they are worried about Steph, but I know they will scoop us both up.’
Stephanie has also enjoyed a close relationship with Schofield’s co-star Holly Willoughby (pictured together at Ascot in 2017)
Holly Willoughby sat alongside Schofield on daytime TV’s most famous sofa for 13 years, and enjoyed a very public friendship with him and wife Stephanie, even holidaying together most years
At the time, Stephanie issued a heartfelt statement in support of her husband and said she would support him in taking the ‘brave step’.
‘We have had to face the most emotionally painful time in our 27 years of marriage.
‘I love Phillip, as much today as I ever have, and always will.’
Following Schofield’s statement last night, ITV’s press office slammed their former star presenter’s ‘admissions of deceit’ – essentially throwing him under the bus.
The channel confirmed that they had accepted his resignation and that he would not be hosting the British Soap Awards.
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