Fallout from Schofield 'cover-up' threatens to engulf ITV top brass
Fallout from Phillip Schofield ‘cover-up’ threatens to engulf ITV top brass: Eamonn Holmes slams station bosses for ‘their role in hiding affair’
- Eamonn Holmes blasted ITV as he accused the company of a cover up
- The 63-year-old formerly presented on This Morning alongside Schofield
Eamonn Holmes has blasted ITV as he accuses the company of covering up Phillip Schofield’s affair.
The 63-year-old broadcaster – who formerly presented on This Morning alongside Schofield – sensationally claimed bosses knew ‘what kind of man’ the star was and did not take action.
Holmes – who presented the show alongside wife Ruth Langsford – continued to make a string of allegations suggesting station bosses knew of allegations against Schofield and ‘never once took action’.
He said: ‘Schofield has finally been caught out, but he’s not the only guilty party’
This has been echoed by GB News host Dan Wooton, who said the broadcaster now faces ‘huge questions’.
Phillip Schofield today admitted to having a relationship with a much younger man who worked with him on This Morning, and later lying about i
The 63-year-old broadcaster – who formerly presented on This Morning alongside Schofield – sensationally claimed bosses knew ‘what kind of man’ the star was and did not take action
He continued to claim that there had been ‘widespread outrage that management allowed this to go on for so long’.
He said one of the station’s biggest stars contacted him to allege a ‘cover-up’ had taken place.
Phillip Schofield today admitted to having a relationship with a much younger man who worked with him on This Morning, and later lying about it.
In a bombshell statement to the Daily Mail, the veteran TV presenter admitted that he and the man began a relationship that was more than a friendship. The ex-TV presenter describes this as ‘unwise but not illegal’.
Schofield further confessed that he lied to his employer ITV, to his colleagues, his friends and his agents at the management firm YMU.
He also lied to The Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail’s sister paper, which first exclusively described his relationship with the younger man earlier this month.
In his grovelling apology, Schofield said: ‘I am making this statement via the Daily Mail, to whom I have already apologised personally for misleading, through my lawyer who I also misled, about a story [sic] which they wanted to write about me a few days ago.
‘The first thing I want to say is: I am deeply sorry for having lied to them, and to many others about a relationship that I had with someone working on This Morning. I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.
Phillip Schofield, 61 shares emotional walk with mum Pat in the West Country after his brother Timothy was jailed for 12 years (pictured on May 19 after stepping down from This Morning)
In a bombshell statement to the Daily Mail, the veteran TV presenter admitted that he and the man began a relationship that was more than a friendship (pictured with This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby)
‘Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than a just a friendship. That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over…
‘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…
‘I am resigning from ITV with immediate effect, expressing my immense gratitude to them for all the amazing opportunities that they have given me.
‘I will reflect on my very bad judgement in both participating in the relationship and then lying about it.’
The Mail is aware of the younger man’s identity, but has chosen not to name him.
Schofield’s extraordinary statement concludes weeks of increasingly fevered speculation in both the TV industry and the wider country about the future of his career, following his sudden departure from the This Morning sofa earlier this month.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated
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