Phillip Schofield feels he was 'thrown under the bus' by ITV following social media comeback

Phillip Schofield feels he was 'thrown under the bus' by ITV following social media comeback

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 27/05/2024

- 09:51

Updated: 27/05/2024

- 10:53

Schofield recently broke his silence by returning to social media

Phillip Schofield is reportedly feeling as though he was "thrown under the bus" by ITV one year on from his controversial exit from This Morning.

The 62-year-old left the show following reports of a feud between himself and co-star Holly Willoughby before he admitted to having had an "unwise but not illegal" affair with a younger colleague.

Schofield was later axed from ITV and has remained out of the public eye, but he recently made a social media comeback.

It's claimed the former long-term presenter is unhappy with his former employer.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a source said Schofield believes he was "thrown under the bus," with the publication quoting: "Phillip firmly believes that he has been mistreated by ITV.

"He thinks he was thrown under the bus. From some of what he says, he feels he is the victim."

Phillip Schofield

The former presenter reportedly feels he was 'thrown under the bus'


In May 2023, Schofield stated: "I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.

"Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship. That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over."

Earlier this month, Schofield broke his long public silence since the incident by posting a snap to his Instagram account.

In the photo, his dog Alfie can be seen watching the Formula 1, which Schofield joked about in the accompanying caption.

Phillip Schofield

The former This Morning star returned to social media earlier this month


"Thankfully, Alfie is a big @f1 fan," Schofield penned to his 2.8million Instagram followers along with some loved-up emojis.

Comments on the post were limited so his followers didn't get the chance to respond to the comeback.

Following the post, rumours swirled that Schofield is gearing up for a return to television.

Celebrity PR specialist Kayley Cornelius believes Schofield's team is attempting to "sprinkle" him back into the public eye as rumours of a possible I'm A Celeb stint later this year continue to circulate.

Phillip Schofield

Schofield admitted to having had 'an unwise but not illegal' affair


On behalf of Betfred, she explained to GB News: "After Phil’s controversy and the stark end to his This Morning career, there’s no surprise that he went straight into hiding for several months following the incident and left many speculating whether he would eventually return to TV or he would permanently call it quits.

"However, as tensions start to die down, there are now signs to indicate that Phil could be teasing his return to the big screens, and it could be as soon as this year."

GB News has contacted Schofield's representatives for a comment.

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