Phillip Schofield’s This Morning co-star Vanessa Feltz reacts as affair breaks on air
26.05.2023 - 19:51
Phillip Schofield’s This Morning co-star Vanessa Feltz has reacted to his affair after the news broke live on her radio show.This Morning star Phillip, 61, released a lengthy statement in which he apologised for having an affair with a younger male colleague on the show while married to his wife Stephanie Lowe. Vanessa, who regularly appears on This Morning alongside Phillip, was presenting her TalkTV show when news of his statement emerged.
Vanessa, 61, announced the news of the statement while chatting to her guest Nigel Pauley, who said: “If an agent drops someone and uses the words honesty and integrity, that’s not good," he said. Phillip Schofield has admitted to having an affair with a 'much younger' male runner on This Morning, whilst he was still married to his ex-wife, Stephanie.The 61 year old, who stepped down from This Morning last Saturday, admitted that the "on-off consensual relationship" happened, as he said it was "not wise but not illegal".
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." He also apologised to MailOnline for having "lied" to them about the relationship when the publication approached him before publishing the story earlier this month. He denied the affair at the time.
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