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Phillip Schofield’s family is making its way through ‘unusual and unexpected waters’ since he came out as gay

Patrick Kelleher November 15, 2020
This Morning host Phillip Schofield

This Morning host Phillip Schofield (HGL/GC Images)

Phillip Schofield has said his family is making its way through “unusual and unexpected waters” since he came out as gay in February.

The This Morning presenter told BBC Radio 5 Live on Saturday (November 15) that his family “still love each other massively”, describing their dynamic as a “work in progress”.

“We love each other massively,” Schofield said.

“We are a loving family, that hasn’t changed… it’s us four but different.”

He continued: “We are a work in progress. I’ve been very honest about all of this and there’s no question, we have to pick our way through this daily as a family.

“And that’s what we are doing. We are making our way through very unusual and unexpected waters.”

Phillip Schofield said he is still trying to ‘come to terms’ with his life since coming out as gay.

When Phillip Schofield was asked how he has been doing on a personal level since coming out, he said: “I’m OK. I am still a work in progress. I still have to come to terms with my life and with me.”

He added: “It hasn’t helped that what I wanted most of all was to see my mates and have a drink and go out for a meal and have a hug.

“As I came out the world went in. Talk abut the worst possible timing. There are lots of things I miss.

We are making our way through very unusual and unexpected waters.

“I miss going out and seeing my mates and having a pint and saying ‘how are you doing?'”

Reflecting on his momentous decision to come out publicly as gay, Schofield added: “I am not fixed in any way, but I am better than I was.”

Speaking directly to listeners who might be struggling with personal challenges, Schofield said: “There is a way out, just give it time, be patient and things do get better. Just make sure you talk to someone.”

The television host’s late father would have been ‘proud’ of him.

The popular television host recently opened up about coming out to his mother, telling Chris Evans’ How to Wow podcast that he asked her if she thought his late father would have been “proud” of him.

“Thankfully, she said, ‘Yes… he’ll think you’re brave and he will always be proud of you.’ So that is good.”

He added: “What he would say now? Well, it’s a modern phrase… but my dad was one of the kindest, sweetest, most lovely people ever. So I think he would adopt the hashtag and say, just make sure you’re kind.”

“My mum suddenly turned into this incredibly modern, forward-thinking 84-year-old and we have these incredible really good solid chats about my head, how I am and us as a family. That’s actually worked out really well.”



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