Phillip Schofield's lawyer issues new statement on presenter's career

Phillip Schofield on the This Morning sofa
Phillip Schofield on the This Morning sofa
Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 12/06/2023

- 13:15

The ex-This Morning co-host quit ITV’s show on May 20 and later admitted to having an affair with a younger colleague

Phillip Schofield’s lawyers have issued a new statement about the presenter’s career amid growing speculation he could return to TV screens.

The 61-year-old, who left ITV after admitting to an “unwise but not illegal” affair, was tipped to join a different broadcaster by an expert.

Andy Barr, CEO of 10 Yetis Digital, suggested Schofield could join former ITV stars Piers Morgan and Jeremy Kyle at Talk TV network.

He told The Daily Star: “If the current media spotlight reveals no new allegations then this is entirely recoverable for him and TalkTV could be the perfect place for him to start again in a high profile media environment.”

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield resigned from ITV after admitting to an 'unwise but not illegal' affair with a younger male colleagueITV

Barr added: “I think the public will expect him to have a career break before announcing his comeback.”

Morgan has publicly sympathised with Schofield during the scandal engulfing This Morning.

He said: “Phillip Schofield is a broken guy, he’s not going to work on television again almost certainly. He’s lost everything in his life.

“I don’t know what more the baying mob on Twitter wants from Phillip Schofield that he hasn’t already lost?”

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Morgan, who has known Schofield for more than three decades, also wrote: “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.”

However, responding to the speculation a lawyer to the ex-This Morning co-host told the Mirror: “Absolutely not as far as I know.”

Schofield quit This Morning last month and would later leave ITV.

The 61-year-old told The Sun that he has no idea what the future holds for his career but he hopes to return to a job in TV.

Phillip Schofield ITV

It remains to be seen who will replace Schofield as Holly Willoughby's co-host


Schofield added: "I don’t know whether anyone would want my name linked to them.

"But that’s all gone. I have to come to terms with that."

There is growing speculation about who could replace Schofield on the This Morning sofa with co-host Holly Willoughby.

Dermot O’Leary, Alison Hammond and Craig Doyle have all been listed as potential contenders.

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