Phillip Schofield has become a household name over time, first becoming famous by hosting Children’s BBC and later progressing onto other quiz shows such as Test the Nation and National Lottery Winning Lines.
Recently, This Morning host Piers Morgan made headlines after admitting he was having an affair with one of his younger colleagues. In a new interview he shared how shocked his family members were by this news.
Phil Schofield’s net worth
Phillip Schofield has become one of the most beloved British TV presenters ever, delighting audiences with his skillful presenting abilities and genuine charisma. His credits include This Morning, Dancing on Ice and All-Star Mr. and Mrs., while he has also featured prominently in theater productions like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Phillip reportedly reportedly currently holds an estimated net worth of approximately $12 Million.
Schofield is also an adoring father to Molly and Ruby, whom he cherishes tremendously. In interviews, he has often expressed how lucky he feels to share his life with his wife.
Schofield made headlines for coming out as gay in 2020, surprising fans. His courageous act helped break down stereotypes about LGBT individuals while showing it is possible for openly homosexual individuals to have high-profile careers.
Schofield found himself embroiled in controversy in 2023 when allegations surfaced of him having an affair with Matthew McGreevy, one of his This Morning runners. They allegedly shared an apartment together before it was revealed; shortly thereafter Schofield decided to step down from ITV duties.
Phil Schofield’s career
Phil Schofield is an English television presenter best known for co-hosting This Morning alongside Holly Willoughby since the 1990s and winning numerous awards during that time. Phil made headlines in 2020 when he came out as gay, much to the shock of both fans and colleagues, but they all offered their support when this revelation occurred.
Schofield was born in Oldham, England and attended schools in Plymouth including Trenance Infant School and Newquay Tretherras School. At 17 he first entered media as a tea boy/booking clerk for BBC radio, going on to host many shows as an immensely popular TV personality.
He co-hosted ITV game show Mr and Mrs with Fern Britton until her departure in 2009. Additionally, he hosted two series of Have I Been Here Before daytime series that uses regression therapy techniques to connect celebrities to past lives.
Since coming out as gay, he has become an outspoken supporter of LGBTQ rights. He has also featured in multiple stage productions and musical theatre productions and his love is well-known within London society. Together with Stephanie he and Molly share a life together.
Phil Schofield’s marriage
Phillip Schofield announced his sexuality publicly for the first time after 27 years of marriage in 2020, and thanked Stephanie Lowe and daughters Molly and Ruby for supporting him through this difficult time. Phillip noted how his family had shown him incredible care and generosity by showing ’embrace after embrace with kindness and love’.
Phil and Stephanie met at the BBC while both working in children’s television. In 1993 they married at Ackergill Tower Castle in Scotland; since then they have two daughters that took their mother’s maiden name of Lowe – taking it upon themselves as their last name as well! Phil and Stephanie currently reside in Oxfordshire’s Henley-on-Thames area while actively supporting numerous charitable initiatives such as raising money for RNLI rescue operations as well as increasing mental health awareness campaigns.
Since his admission, Schofield has continued wearing his wedding ring and denies reports that he may be having an affair with ITV co-host Holly Willoughby; both individuals know each other for years, having previously collaborated in a dance show together.
Thought to have been communicating via Twitter, where they follow each other and exchange messages about their careers. Schofield insists that none of their interactions have ever contained any hint of sexual innuendo; instead he describes it as “completely innocent back-and-forth about work, about careers”, with both becoming “mates” who hang out in studios nearby.
Phil Schofield’s children
Phillip Schofield’s daughters, Molly and Ruby, have made waves recently by publicly sharing a photo with him and celebrating a family milestone a mere few weeks after he announced he is gay. Molly posted an Instagram pic with their father alongside an emotional caption which read “Love you so damn much”, with Molly adding the heart-eye emojis as her final comment.
Phillip made a public announcement in February 2020, declaring himself gay after leading a life of lies for many years. He admitted having experienced “confusing” feelings around sexuality since his teens but suppressed them due to being too terrifying of an idea – only telling close family and friends, while waiting until recently to tell his wife.
His decision was met with widespread praise, and since he has become an outspoken supporter of LGBTQ rights. Additionally, he has discussed his former flame Stephanie Lowe in detail.
Married since 1993 and raising two children together, Molly is currently an assistant talent manager for YMU management company which represents stars like Alex Jones, Amanda Holden, Ant and Dec and Holly Willoughby. Molly is also an avid admirer of her father’s work; posting tributes online as she does so.