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Phillip Schofield's Biography

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Phillip Schofield was born in Oldham on 1 April 1962.

Schofield, who hosts shows such as This Morning and Dancing On Ice, had his first presenting role in New Zealand on a pop show called Shazam.

He returned to the UK and presented on children's programmes on the BBC, where his credits included Saturday Superstore and five series of Going Live.

In 1993, Phillip Schofield left the BBC and had a long stint on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Schofield resumed his broadcast career with ITV, where he presented shows like Schofield's Quest, One In A Million, Schofield's TV Gold, and Talking Telephone Numbers.

Phillip Schofield joined This Morning in September 2002. Phillip Schofield's on-screen rapport with Fern Britton on This Morning made them Britain's top TV duo in a poll of thousands.

On 12 April 2008, Phillip and Fern started presenting All Star Mr & Mrs on ITV1.

Phillip Schofield met his wife Stephanie Lowe whilst working on BBC children's TV. He was presenting whilst she was the production assistant.

Piers Morgan wrote a biography of Phillip Schofield, entitled To Dream A Dream.

The Observer reported how Phillip Schofield's interest in wine was indirectly kindled by Jason Donovan.

The Mirror carried an interview with Phillip Schofield, in which he told them that to help keep in shape, "I do a fast-paced one-hour walk every Friday with my wife, and pilates on a Wednesday."

In 2017, ITV broadcast a documentary series Phillip Schofield’s South African Adventure.

In the same year ITV announced that Phillip Schofield would host a new quiz show called Five Gold Rings.

In February 2020, Phillip Schofield revealed that he was gay.

In his statement, he said:

"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.

"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.

"My inner conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed so very much for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud. Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that comes only from the hurt that I am causing to my family ..."

In 2023, he took pre-planned leave from This Morning around his younger brother's sex abuse trial.

In May 2023, Phillip Schofield left ITV after admitting he had an affair with a younger male ITV employee and had lied to cover it up.

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