ITV 'deeply disappointed in Phillip Schofield' after affair with This Morning colleague
26.05.2023 - 22:43
ITV have released a statement saying they're "deeply disappointed" by Phillip Schofield after he admitted to having an affair with a younger This Morning colleague. Phillip, 61, issued a statement on Friday apologising to his family and the broadcaster while revealing he was stepping down from all ITV shows with immediate effect.
ITV have now issued a statement regarding Phillip's admission, saying they have accepted his resignation.The broadcaster said: "We are deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield. "The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust.
Philip made assurances to us which he now acknowledges were untrue and we feel badly let down. "We accept his resignation from ITV and therefore can confirm that he will not be appearing on ITV as had previously been stated." In a statement made to MailOnline, Phillip said that he met the man in question "when he was a teenager", and wanted help to get onto television.
Phillip then said: "It was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship.That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over." Part of his statement said: "In an effort to protect my ex-colleague I haven't been truthful about the relationship.
"But my recent, unrelated, departure from This Morning fuelled speculation and raised questions which have been impacting him, so for his sake it is important for me to be honest now." He added: "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." He
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