After admitting on This Morning that he had lied about having an affair with a coworker, Phillip Schofield resigned from ITV.
Less than a week after abruptly quitting the show he co-hosted with Holly Willoughby amid rumors of a dispute between the two, the presenter has also been fired by his agency.
“I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning,” Schofield admitted in a statement to the Daily Mail.
“In an effort to protect my ex-colleague I haven’t been truthful about the relationship.”
“I am painfully conscious that I have lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and friends, to my agents, to the media and therefore the public and most importantly of all to my family. I am so very, very sorry, as I am for having been unfaithful to my wife.”
Schofield continued announcing that he had left ITV entirely because of the argument.
His admissions came soon after he publicly announced his resignation from his employer, YMU.
He said, “It is with the most profound regret that after 35 years of being faultlessly managed by YMU I have agreed to step down from their representation with immediate effect.”
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On Friday, the agency declared it had “parted company” with the presenter.
“Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s whole business, defining everything we do,” according to Mary Bekhait, group chief executive.
“Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.”
“This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.”
“These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisers we had brought in to support him.”
“As a result, on Thursday we agreed to part company with Phillip, with immediate effect.”
You might also find it interesting to check out the tweet that LBC provided, which can be found further down on this page:
Phillip Schofield’s management drops him with ‘immediate effect’ after admitting he lied to them https://t.co/EHc7C2G4jj
— LBC (@LBC) May 26, 2023
This is in response to reports that Schofield was “utterly heartbroken” to leave This Morning. Last Saturday, he said he would be attending his presenting position on the ITV program.
The day before, Timothy Schofield, his brother, was found guilty of child s*x offenses and given a 12-year prison term.
Days after Schofield announced he was leaving This Morning, former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan wrote an opinion piece for The Sun that acknowledged finding the fallout from Schofield’s departure “brutal to watch” but “entirely unsurprising.”
For almost 4 years, Jason Martin has been a freelance writer for newspapers, journals, blogs, books, and online material. He covers the most recent news as well as many other topics.