Phillip Schofield steps down from This Morning

Phillip Schofield steps down from This Morning, the beloved television presenter, has announced his decision to leave his role as a host on the popular daytime show. This news has sparked a wave of discussions and reflections on his impactful career and the representation of LGBTQ individuals in the media.

Schofield, who publicly came out as gay in February 2020, has been a familiar face on This Morning for over 18 years, entertaining and informing audiences with his warm and personable style. Throughout his time on the show, he has tackled a wide range of topics, including LGBTQ rights, mental health, and societal issues, often using his platform to raise awareness and promote understanding.

ITV confirmed that Holly Willoughby would remain on the show, adding that she would co-present “with members of the This Morning family”. In a statement regarding Phillip’s departure from This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby said: “It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour. The sofa won’t feel the same without him.”