Phillip Schofield is an English television presenter who formerly worked for ITV. He presented Dancing on Ice from 2006 to 2014 and again from 2018 to 2023, and This Morning between 2002 and 2023.
Age- 61 years
Full Name-Phillip Bryan Schofield
Born- 1 April 1962
Birthplace – Oldham, United Kingdom
Spouse-Stephanie Lowe (m. 1993)
Children-Ruby Lowe, Molly Lowe
Employer(s)-ITV (former); BBC (former)
Citizenship-United Kingdom, New Zealand
Phillip Schofield, television personality, was born in Great Britain to Pat Schofield and Brian Schofield. Not much is known about his parents.
Phillip Schofield brother is called Tim Schofield. Tim is currently 54, a civilian police worker from Bath, Somerset, and was last month convicted of 11 sexual offenses.
Phillip Schofield is a married man. He has been married to Stephanie Lowe since 1993. They are blessed with two children. According to reports, Phillip came out as gay in 2020. He announced this through his Instagram stories. However, this did not prevent his relationship with his wife. Stephanie Lowe stays out of the public eye, so not much is known about her personal life. When the couple separated in 2020, he moved out of the family home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire and moved to Chiswick, London.
Phillip Schofield has two children, all from his marriage to his wife, Stephanie Lowe. Both her children are daughters, and their names are Ruby Lowe and Molly Lowe. Molly Lowe is the first child and daughter of Phillip Schofield. He was born in 1993, which means he will be 30 years old in 2023.
Phillip Schofield sensationally quit ITV and admitted he had an affair with a younger male colleague on This Morning while he was married. The 61-year-old, who stopped presenting the daytime TV show last Saturday, said the “contractual relationship” was “clever but not illegal”.
Phillip Schofield grew up in New quay, Cornwall, where he attended Trenance Infant School and Newquay Tretherras School. When he was 15, his first foray into the media was a Sunday show on Hospital Radio, Plymouth. At the age of 17, he started working as a booking clerk at the BBC, but later moved with his family to New Zealand, where he got television and radio work. Returning to Britain in 1985, he introduced links with the Gordon doll.
At the age of 19, Schofield moved with his family to New Zealand, where he made his television debut on the youth music show Shazam! February 23, 1982.
Between 2002 and 2006, he co-hosted the BBC quiz show Test the Nation with Anne Robinson. In July 2006, he signed an exclusive two-year contract with ITV, reported to have been worth £5 million.
From 2009 until 2015, he presented the prime time game show The Cube
He co-hosted the Christmas charity show Text Santa on ITV with Bleakley in 2011, 2014 and 2015 and Willoughby in 2012 and 2013.
He presented two series of the prime-time game show You’re Back in the Room for ITV in 2015 and 2016.
On 17 September 2022, Schofield and presenter Holly Willoughby drew criticism for not joining The Queue with the public, when filming for This Morning at the lying in state of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Hall.
On 20 May 2023, Schofield agreed to step down from presenting This Morning with immediate effect after more than 20 years in the role, following a strained relationship with co-host Holly Willoughby. Schofield said he understood that ITV had decided that the current situation cannot go on.
Schofield gained national attention while working for the BBC, first as the presenter of Children’s BBC Weekdays from 1985 to 1987. His other television credits include Live! (1987-1993), All Star Mr and Mrs (2008-2016) Text Santa (2011-2015) The Cube (2009–2015, 2020–2021) and 5 Golden Rings (2017-2020)
2005 Nominee RTS Television Award
For “This Morning”
Phillip Schofield came out as gay in a statement posted to his Instagram story, On 7 February 2020, followed by an interview with This Morning, stating that “with the strength and support of my wife and daughter, I have come to terms with the fact that I am gay.” He reportedly thought he was bisexual when he married his wife in 1993, but later realized he was gay.
On May 2023 Schofield admitted to an affair with a “younger” male staff member who he met when the man was a teen. And Schofield left ITV forever.
Latest News About Phillip Schofield
In a statement to the Daily Mail on 26 May 2023, Schofield confirmed details of a relationship he had with a much younger ITV employee in 2020. Schofield later left ITV to host the British Soap Awards, which he was due to present a few weeks later. He apologized to ITV, his agents, and his family for lying about what happened. Schofield claimed the incident was “clever but not illegal” and was unrelated to his recent resignation as host of This Morning. On the same day, talent agency YMU dropped Schofield as a client after 35 years of representation.
Net worth 2023
Philip Schofield’s net worth is estimated to be around £10 million. During his successful career in the television industry, Schofield amassed considerable wealth through various ventures, including hosting popular television shows, brand endorsements, and publishing books.