All the ITV stars who defend Phillip Schofield
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 03
Some of Phillip Schofield’s former ITV co stars have rallied behind him (Picture: ITV)

became the centre of mass media attention in 2023 when cut ties with following the revelation of his with a younger colleague.

The former  presenter, 61, quit breakfast show after rumours that heand  behind the scenes and that their relationship had cooled.

Days later, he sensationally  in their entirety after revealing he had relationship with his younger colleague .

Phillip has since given a series of emotional interviews, in which he explained he ‘’ if not for his two daughters, Molly and Ruby, and said he was  over fears of being spat on.

Many stars have weighed in on , with several of Schofield’s co-stars defending him.

Alison Hammond

This Morning host may have admitted that what Schofield did was ‘wrong’, but she has in the wake of his apology.

Alison Hammond spoke candidly on her feelings (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

While appearing on the ITV breakfast show with Dermot O’Leary, who has refused to be dragged into commenting on the controversy, she said: ‘It’s weird because I still love Phillip Schofield, however, what he’s done is wrong.

‘He’s admitted it, he’s said sorry, as a family, we’re all really struggling to process everything I never know what to say.

‘I remember what my mom said, my mom always said “Use your Bible as your satnav in life Al, in the Bible it says ‘he without sin, casts the first stone,” I just don’t want to say anything bad because I’m in conflict.

‘I don’t want to say anything bad because obviously I’m in conflict. There’s so much a man can take, and I don’t want any death in this situation.’

Gyles Brandreth

Regular This Morning guest urged the public to ‘be kind’ to Schofield and compared what he is going through to the late , who as the Crown Prosecution Service pursued a domestic violence case against her which .

Gyles Brandreth insisted that people must ‘be kind’ to Schofield (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Appearing on the show, he said: ‘There have been many things that have been said and there’s going to be an external review that will go into that.

‘But watching this clip, I was reminded of a great saying by a writer, Henry James, who said, “In life there are three rules – the first rule is be kind, the second rule is be kind, the third rule is be kind”.’

Jeremy Clarkson

Former host defended Schofield and .

Jeremy Clarkson slammed ITV (Picture: Eleanor Hoad/Shutterstock)

He wrote for : ‘Phil is no longer the genial host of some morning-time televisual cappuccino froth. According to the people’s court of social media, he’s like his brother, a nonce.

‘Actually, he’s worse than that: he’s a queue-jumping nonce. And we don’t want to see his disgusting face ever again.

‘I’ve never seen a witch-hunt like it, and what baffles me most of all is that, as things stand, no crime has been committed.

‘I don’t know him at all well and have no skin in the game, but it seems to me he is only guilty of being what he said he was: gay.’

Piers Morgan

and controversial GB News presenter lashed out at the , in the wake of Schofield leaving ITV.

Piers Morgan also had some strong words about the world of daytime television (Picture: Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

‘One minute Schofield was the undisputed king of morning TV and fast heading to bona fide national treasure status – the next he’s a dethroned, shamed, vilified, national disgrace and social media laughing stock,’ he continued.

Following about the affair, Morgan tweeted: ‘Unless Phillip Schofield’s ex-lover contradicts his version of events to The Sun [and the] BBC, then it’s time to stop this relentless persecution of a guy who’s lost everything and looks right on the edge to me.

‘He doesn’t seem to have committed any crime, and he’s not a [government] minister.’

Richard Bacon

Former Good Morning Britain star also defended Schofield, simply telling people to ‘stop piling in on this human being’ in a post on X.

Richard Bacon had a simple message on the saga (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Bacon himself has also spoken out about feeling like his career was over after being after .

After this, he went on to work on Good Morning Britain and The Big Breakfast.