Phillip Schofield given hero's return to TV since coming out as gay

Phillip Schofield given hero's return to TV since coming out as gay

After coming out publically as gay last week, TV presenter and This Morning host Philip Schofield has been given a hero's welcome back.

Taking to the cameras while presenting the talent show Dancing on Ice, Schofield was congratulated by the panel of judges, which includes Diversity's Ashley Banjo, John Barrowman, Jayne Torvill, and Christopher Dean.

Watch Philip's triumphant return in the video below: 

Banjo stated: "Phil, it's been a big week, a big, big week. You have always been an absolute legend but never, never, ever more so than this week, my friend. I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say we've got nothing but love and respect for you."

Schofield, clearly overwhelmed, simply nodded as a sign of appreciation.

The 57-year-old TV host took to Instagram to announce that he was gay Instagram on Friday and later went through a candid interview on This Morning with his co-host and friend Holly Willoughby.

He added: "This will probably all come as something of a surprise and I understand, but only by facing this, by being honest, can I hope to find peace in my mind and a way forward. Please be kind, especially to my family."