Phillip Schofield gay: Celebrity pals react to brave and emotional statement
7 February 2020, 10:38 | Updated: 7 February 2020, 11:45
This Morning presenter and Holly Willoughby’s best friend Phillip Schofield has announced he's gay and celebrity pals including Ruth Langsford couldn’t be prouder.
The This Morning presenter, who also did an interview with his close friend Holly Willoughby, has admitted he’s finally been brave enough to reveal the truth about his sexuality.
And within moments of bravely revealing his truth to the world, Phillip, 57, has received some amazing messages from his celebrity pals.
Before conducting the first interview with Phillip over his sexuality, Holly wrote on Instagram: “Never been more proud of my friend than I am today.”
Despite rumours of an ongoing feud between the two, Ruth was one of the first to send a message to Phil following his emotional chat with Holly.
Joining him on the sofa she said: “Well done. Your family are all that matters. Do you feel better now and that you can breathe? Well done, we’re proud of you.”
His fellow This Morning presenter also got emotional after the announcement and wrote on Twitter: “Coming to terms with & being your authentic self is never easy, especially in the public eye.
“What @Schofe has done is incredibly courageous, powerful & will help so many. I am beaming with pride for him. I’m even more proud of his family who seem so wonderful. #loveislove.”
I am sending all my love to @Schofe today. I have always held him in the highest regard, ans now have nothing but respect and admiration for him. Let’s hope we are moving towards a world where no-one has to come out anymore, they can just be who they are and celebrate that.— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) February 7, 2020
The Britain's Got Talent judge had nothing but amazing words for Phillip and thanked him for helping the world move forwards.
Keeping it simple, the Good Morning Britain host sent a sweet message of support to her ITV pal.
Dancing on Ice Matt Evers
Complimenting his bravery and honesty the Dancing On Ice professional was so pleased for Phillip.