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Phillip Schofield Comes Out As Gay In Candid Social Media Post

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:17 7 Feb 2020


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Phillip Schofield comes out as gay

Phillip Schofield has come out as gay in a candid social media post.

The This Morning co-host took to Instagram Stories with the news today.

 

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The 57-year-old writes, '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.'

 

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Phillip's family

Phillip talks about how difficult this revelation has been on his family.

He says, '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.'

 

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He goes on, 'My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusion.'

'Yet still I can't sleep and there have been some very dark moments.'

 

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Phillip writes, 'My inner conflict contrasts with an outside word that has changed so very much for the better.'

'Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud.'

'Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that comes only from the hurt that I am causing my family.'

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His co-host Holly Willoughby took to Instagram in support of her friend.

'Never been more proud of my friend than I am today.'

 

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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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Phillip discussed the revelation with Holly on This Morning today.

He admits, "Everyone I've spoken to have been so supportive and so loving and caring..."

Watch the chat below:

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