phillip schofield

Phillip Schofield was known as an accomplished presenter on multiple hit shows such as Children’s BBC continuity, Going Live! and This Morning. Additionally, the 61-year-old hosted Dancing on Ice and All Star Mr and Mrs.

He is an avid wine collector and an advocate of gay rights. Additionally, he has appeared in multiple musicals and plays.

Born in Oldham

Phillip Schofield was born April 1st 1962 in Oldham, Lancashire England. At 15 he began his media career by hosting radio programs; thanks to his talent for connecting with audiences he transitioned into television shows such as This Morning and Dancing on Ice. Additionally he is well known as an accomplished theatre actor; having taken the leading role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at London Palladium Theatre.

Schofield began his radio presenting career before moving to New Zealand at 19 to present Shazam!, an educational music show for teenage audiences. Following this he became the initial presenter on Auckland-based Radio Hauraki before returning home in 1985 as the inaugural in-vision continuity presenter on Children’s BBC Television from an area commonly referred to as ‘the broom cupboard.

In 2020, Schofield made headlines when he made an unexpected announcement of his sexual orientation and announced his separation from wife of 27 years. Later he admitted having an intimate relationship with a male colleague at ITV’s This Morning; due to this revelation the broadcaster removed him as ambassador; though Schofield maintains it was consensual and did not affect their show in any way. Schofield has written several books, such as Life Is What You Make It and My Gay Life.


At an early age, Schofield dreamt of being a radio presenter. To this end, he sent letters asking BBC Radio for work; eventually they responded and hired Schofield as both booking clerk and tea boy–making him their youngest employee at that time.

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Gradually he advanced through the ranks, eventually becoming Children’s BBC continuity presenter in 1985 and eventually hosting This Morning with Holly Willoughby. In February 2020 he made headlines when he publicly came out as gay.

He revealed in a statement that during his teens he experienced “confusing feelings” regarding his sexuality but suppressed them because it was “terrifying.” Later he disclosed having been involved with a younger colleague for six months; first meeting during a drama school event where Schofield participated and later becoming in contact via Twitter and providing work experience at This Morning.

Schofield believes he and Lowe will remain friends, and has no plans to divorce his now businesswoman wife of 27 years.

Net Worth

Phillip Schofield is a celebrated television presenter best known for his work on This Morning and Dancing on Ice. Since establishing himself in media, he has amassed an impressive net worth. Additionally to hosting This Morning and Dancing on Ice, Schofield hosts other media platforms like British Soap Awards and BBC game show The Cube as well as being an accomplished actor appearing in several musical productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Doctor Dolittle.

At 15 he first began broadcasting for Hospital Radio Plymouth before spending several years writing letters to the BBC before landing his first media job as a booking clerk for BBC Radio at 17.

Schofield quickly rose through the ranks of television broadcasting to become a children’s BBC continuity presenter for two years in 1985, followed by his successful run as host of Going Live!, earning him a handsome monthly paycheck.

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Schofield then broadened his career, expanding into other daytime shows such as Text Santa and National Lottery Winning Lines, while also hosting the British Soap Awards from 2006 onwards and several BBC gameshows, such as 5 Gold Rings, The Cube and How to Spend It Well. Together with Stephanie, he also runs Fistral Productions; together they recently purchased a property through this company; yet its fate remains unclear as whether it’s for living purposes or investment.

Personal Life

He has been one of the main presenters on ITV’s This Morning alongside Holly Willoughby since 2002, until recently dropping a bombshell by admitting to an “unwise but not illegal relationship” with one of their male runners who worked on show – prompting a media firestorm and prompting him to step down as one of its presenters and be replaced by Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond respectively.

He currently presents BBC’s quiz show Countdown and National Lottery Winning Lines and Test The Nation. Beginning his television career as a children’s presenter for Broom Cupboard before later transitioning onto Schofield’s Quest, Going Live! and Emmerdale. Furthermore, he performed on West End stage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat musical.

He and Stephanie Lowe have been married since 1993 and share two daughters: Molly and Ruby. Phil was often seen together on social media posts featuring both daughters – they even collaborated on filming a documentary together called Schofield’s South African Adventure! When Phil made his decision to come out as gay in 2020 he found support from his family; who remain close despite him revealing himself. When Phil bravely came out as gay later that year he said they had been “unbelievably supportive”. Additionally they can often be found wearing their wedding rings together despite wearing separate rings!