Phillip Schofield has stepped down from ITV after admitting mendacity about an affair with a colleague on This Morning.
The presenter has additionally been dropped by his company, lower than every week after he dramatically give up the present he introduced alongside Holly Willoughby amid rumours of a feud between the 2.
In a press release to the Daily Mail, Schofield mentioned: “I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.
“In an effort to protect my ex-colleague I haven’t been truthful about the relationship.
“I am painfully conscious that I have lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and friends, to my agents, to the media and therefore the public and most importantly of all to my family. I am so very, very sorry, as I am for having been unfaithful to my wife.”
Schofield went on to substantiate he had stood down from ITV altogether following the row.
His admissions got here shortly after he launched a press release confirming he had stepped down from his company YMU.
“It is with the most profound regret that after 35 years of being faultlessly managed by YMU I have agreed to step down from their representation with immediate effect,” he mentioned.
The company confirmed on Friday that it had “parted company” with the presenter.
Mary Bekhait, the group chief govt of YMU Group, mentioned: “Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s whole business, defining everything we do.
“Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.
“This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.
“These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisers we had brought in to support him.
“As a result, on Thursday we agreed to part company with Phillip, with immediate effect.”
It comes after Schofield was mentioned to be “utterly heartbroken” to have left This Morning. He introduced he was quitting his presenting position on the ITV present final Saturday.
His brother, Timothy Schofield, was sentenced to 12 years in jail the day earlier than, following his conviction on little one intercourse offences.
Days after Schofield mentioned he was leaving This Morning, Piers Morgan, who used to current ITV’s Good Morning Britain, wrote an op-ed for The Sun, admitting he discovered the aftermath of Schofield’s exit “brutal to watch” and but “entirely unsurprising”.