'My family have held me so close' TV presenter Philip Schofield comes out as gay 2 weeks ago

'My family have held me so close' TV presenter Philip Schofield comes out as gay

Philip Schofield has taken to Instagram this morning to speak about his sexuality.

In a lengthy statement shared to his Instagram story the This Morning host wrote:

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

Continuing he wrote:

"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."

Philip also thanked his co-host, Holly Willoughby who has left him sob "on her shoulder" during this difficult time.

The 57-year-old has been married to Stephanie Lowe for 27 years and the pair have two daughters, Molly (27) and Ruby (24).

 

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ITV's This Morning also republished Philip's Instagram post, in which he admits to being "stunned" by the love and reaction.

A statement from Phillip pic.twitter.com/iIE7NcLZ2I

— This Morning (@thismorning) February 7, 2020

Holly Willoughby joined in by sharing her love and support for Philip shortly after the statement was released.

"Never been more proud of my friend than I am today. We’ll be together at 10am on This Morning x"

 

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