Phillip Schofield Biography, Phillip Schofield Wiki
Phillip Schofield is an English television presenter who works for ITV. He is the co-presenter of This Morning (2002–present) and Dancing on Ice (2006–2014, 2018–present) alongside Holly Willoughby. His other work for ITV includes All Star Mr & Mrs (2008–2016), The Cube (2009–2015), and 5 Gold Rings (2017–present).
Schofield gained national attention working for the BBC, first as a continuity presenter for Children’s BBC on weekdays from 1985 to 1987, then as a presenter on the children’s Saturday morning magazine show Going Live! between September 1987 and April 1993.
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Phillip Schofield Early life
Schofield was born in Oldham, Lancashire. He grew up in Newquay, Cornwall, where he attended Trenance Infant School and Newquay Tretherras School. When he was 15, his first foray into media was a Sunday show on Hospital Radio Plymouth.
After many years of writing letters to the BBC, at 17, Schofield took up the position of booking clerk and tea boy for BBC Radio at Broadcasting House in London, where he was, at the time, the youngest employee.
Phillip Schofield Nationality
Schofield has dual British and New Zealand citizenship.
Phillip Schofield Wife
He married his long-term partner Stephanie Lowe in 1993. They reside in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Phillip Schofield Personal life
Schofield is a patron of the charity CHASE hospice care for children, which offers help and support to families of children who are not expected to reach their 19th birthday. In conjunction with rose specialist C&K Jones, he launched the Schofield rose in support of CHASE at Gardeners’ World June 2006. Each rose sold attracts a donation to CHASE. Schofield is also an ambassador for children’s charity Kidscape and age-positive charity Royal Voluntary Service, previously known as WRVS.
On 8 October 2012, Schofield became an Honorary Patron of the Blue Lamp Foundation, a UK based charity which raises money to support emergency services personnel who have been injured in the course of duty.
On 7 February 2020, Schofield came out as gay via a statement posted on his Instagram story, followed up in an interview on This Morning, stating that “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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“With the strength and support of my wife and daughters, I have come to terms with the fact that I am gay.”
Schofield has presented “This Morning” at ITV since 2002 and addressed his presentation on the show on Friday.
Schofield was applauded by the crew and hugged other presenters after the segment.
“This is something that has sparked many heartbreaking conversations at home,” added Schofield, who has been married for 27 years, in his Instagram comment.
“My internal conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed a lot for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud.”
“Yes, I feel pain and confusion, but that only comes from the pain I am causing my family.”