Fallen Presenter Phillip Schofield Shuns TV Comeback Amidst Scandal Fallout

Phillip Schofield’s Prolonged Absence from Television and Radio

In the aftermath of ITV’s report into his affair with a younger colleague, Phillip Schofield has made it clear that he will not be making a return to television or radio.

The presenter, facing the fallout of the investigation, had reportedly been privately dreading the review, unaware of what revelations it might bring to light.

Fear and Avoidance: Schofield’s Emotional State

Friends close to Schofield reveal that the fear of unwanted details emerging from the report, despite clearing network bosses of a cover-up, has left him in a ‘very bad place.’

The presenter, who admitted to a relationship with a junior colleague while married, is expected to continue cocooning himself away at his London home.

Supporters Advocate for a Comeback, but Schofield Remains Resolute

Despite calls from supporters for Schofield to be given an opportunity for a comeback, sources indicate that the 61-year-old presenter is unlikely to reenter the public eye for a long time, if ever again.

Friends express hope that Schofield will find solace and pursue personal interests away from the limelight as part of his recovery.

The External Investigation and Schofield’s Absence

Schofield did not participate in the external investigation led by lawyer Jane Mulcahy KC, citing being ‘too unwell’ to do so, a factor reportedly understood by Mulcahy.

The report, criticized as a ‘whitewash’ and a ‘waste of time,’ has left staff at the network bewildered, acknowledging the reluctance of junior staff to speak up.

Scandal Fallout and Schofield’s Retreat

In May, Schofield voluntarily stepped down from all ITV commitments after admitting to an affair with a production assistant on This Morning, a revelation that led to subsequent lies.

The fallout resulted in Schofield being dropped by his agency of 35 years, YMU, who accused him of deception regarding the affair.

The presenter, renowned for hosting This Morning since 2002, faces a prolonged absence from the public eye following the scandal.

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