UK presenter Phillip Schofield has announced he is gay in a social media post and frank discussion on This Morning.
Schofield, 57, paid tribute to his family, co-presenter Holly Willoughby and ITV.
“With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact I am gay,” he said.
“It’s tough but this is not something that’s happened quickly, I’ve had to deal this in my head for quite some time,” he told Holly Willoughby.
“I got to the stage where I thought we sit here, every day, and some amazingly brave person is sitting over there and I’m thinking ‘I have to be that person’.
“All you can be in your life is honest with yourself. I was getting to a stage in my life where I was thinking I don’t really like myself because I’m not being honest with myself.”
Schofield received glowing support on This Morning and in social media posts from David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Gok Wan, Armistead Maupin, Dawn French, Peter Andre, and more.
Source: The Guardian