Phillip Schofield holds back tears on Dancing On Ice as crowd applauds TV star for coming out as gay
9 February 2020, 18:47
Phillip Schofield was left emotional when Ashley Banjo congratulated the Dancing On Ice host for coming out earlier this week.
During the emotional scenes, Holly Willoughby's co-star thanked his wife, daughters, and friends for their support as he revealed his truth to the world.
Of course, everyone on Dancing On Ice was also very proud of Phillip for his brave decision, and one person to express this was judge Ashley Banjo.
During the beginning of the show, Ashley said: "Phil, it's been a big week.
"You have always been a legend, but never more so after this week."
Phillip looked emotional as Holly squeezed his arm and the audience started to applaud him.
Phillip then started laughing as he joked: "It's not about me!"
It was only two days prior that Phillip came out to the world with an interview on This Morning with Holly.
During the interview, he said: "It’s funny because everyone I’ve spoken to, you, have all been so loving and caring.
"My entire family have grabbed me and said it’s okay we love you, we’re proud of you. And every person I tell it gets a little lighter and a little lighter.
"It’s tough but it’s not something that’s happened quickly, I’ve had to deal with this for some time."
Phillip said he "didn't know what the world will be like now", before adding that while he felt guilty, he was also "proud" of himself.
Following the conversation, Phillip and Holly shared a sweet hug before Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes came onto the screen, also giving the TV host a big hug.