Phillip Schofield reveals that he is gay

Phillip Schofield reveals that he is gay

British TV presenter Phillip Schofield has revealed that he is gay in a heartfelt post to his fans on Instagram.

In the statement, he wrote;

"You never know what's going on in someone's seemingly perfect life, what issues they are struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing - and so you won't know what has been consuming me for the last few years.

"With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.

Credit: Instagram/Phillip Schofield

"This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home. I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years, and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby. My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusion, Yet still I can't sleep and there have been some very dark moments."

And per Sky News, within minutes of the statement being issued, Schofield appeared on television to be interviewed by his co-host and friend Holly Willoughby. He is reported as saying of his wife, "this is tough. We have gone through this together. We have been very open and very honest. I cannot write in any statement how I feel about that woman. She is amazing. She is literally astonishing."