We're honestly bawling watching Holly Willoughby interview Philip Schofield about coming out as gay 3 years ago

We're honestly bawling watching Holly Willoughby interview Philip Schofield about coming out as gay

These two, we can't.

So today was an emotional day for the lovely Philip Schofield.


This morning, the presenter made the brave decision to publicly come out as gay.

After 26 years married to his wife, Philip decided now was the time, and we have so much respect for him.

In a statement released on Instagram, he said:

"With the strength and support of my wife and daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay."


"This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home. I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby."

"Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud. Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that only comes from the hurt I am causing to my family."

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Following the statement, Philip was interviewed by his on-screen partner (and best friend), Holly Willoughby.


And there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

The emotional interview left us in tears, with Philip admitting that he couldn't have done it without Holly.

During their chat, he told Holly he had "never had any secrets" from her and their relationship had always been "honest and open".

Later in the interview Holly said: "Well whatever happens in the future, I'll be sat by your side."


She then gets him to move to sit right next to her, saying it's "where he should be".

She ended it with: "I'll be by your side forever." - we're crying.

And as is the norm with things like this, Twitter responded, applauding both Philip and Holly for the interview.

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One follower tweeted:


"Saw half of it. The raw emotion and pure relief on Phillip's face. The love Holly has. That was very very well done. Not crass or insensitive. Just perfect."

Another tweet read:

"What a fantastic interview well done @hollywills and @Schofe the love you to share and how proud holly was of u was overwhelming I was crying like a baby xx."

We applaud the bravery Philip Schofield showed today!