Piers Morgan reacts as Phillip Schofield admits affair with 'much younger' colleague
26.05.2023 - 21:19
Piers Morgan has led celebrity reaction the news of Phillip Schofield's affair with a 'much younger' employee whilst working at ITV.
Philip earlier tonight confirmed he had parted ways with his management and ITV, while saying he had a relationship with a 'younger' member of staff. The statement left people across the showbiz industry reeling, with the 61-year-old television host having previously denied the allegations.
He admitted to lying to his management, ITV, his legal team, and friends and family about the affair. Phillip stepped back from his role fronting This Morning in an abrupt exit after 21 years alongside co-star Holly Willoughby amid reports the pair's relationship had 'cooled'.
And now former Good Morning Britain host Piers has had his say, writing on Twitter: "Blimey..." with a shocked face emoji.
Phillip admitted engaging in an affair with the man he met when he was just a teenager, insisting nothing romantic happened between them until he turned 18 according to reports in the Mirror.
In a statement shared with the media, Phillip said: "I am deeply sorry for having lied to them, and to many others about a relationship that I had with someone working on This Morning.
"I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning."
Meanwhile, ex-This Morning star Vanessa Feltz was forced to react to the news when it broke live on air while chatting with guest Nigel Pauley on Talk TV.
Vanessa managed to keep herself composed through the chat as she nodded her head whilst her guest discussed the contents of the statement.
ITV News wrote: "Phillip Schofield has tonight quit ITV after it emerged that he lied about an affair whilst he was still married."
Meanwhile, This Morning's former