29 Facts About Phillip Schofield


Phillip Bryan Schofield is an English television presenter who works for ITV.


Phillip Schofield was born on 1 April 1962 in Oldham, Lancashire.


Phillip Schofield grew up in Newquay, Cornwall, where he attended Trenance Infant School and Newquay Tretherras School.


Phillip Schofield spent two years working for the Auckland-based radio station Radio Hauraki.


Phillip Schofield co-authored the book that came out of the series.


From 2002 until 2023, Phillip Schofield was a presenter on the ITV daytime show This Morning replacing John Leslie with Fern Britton until 2009 and with Holly Willoughby who replaced Britton in September that year.


In 2006, Phillip Schofield presented two episodes of the ITV game show It's Now or Never, before the network cancelled the show, due to poor ratings.


Phillip Schofield presented Dancing on Ice on ITV with Willoughby from 2006 until 2011 and Christine Bleakley from 2012 until 2014.


Phillip Schofield returned to co-present the show in 2018 following ITV's choice to reboot the series after four years away.


Phillip Schofield returned to present the show in 2020 following ITV's choice to reboot the series after five years away.


Phillip Schofield hosted A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards with Amanda Holden from 2009 until 2014.


In 2010 and 2011, Phillip Schofield hosted the annual comedy show The Comedy Annual on ITV.


On 8 November 2012, Phillip Schofield interviewed then prime minister David Cameron on This Morning, and presented him with a list he had obtained from the internet of five people named as paedophiles in connection with the North Wales child abuse scandal.


Phillip Schofield was widely criticised for his action, with broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby describing his behaviour as "cretinous".


ITV's director of television, Peter Fincham, said that Phillip Schofield was "wrong" in confronting Cameron and said that the broadcaster had agreed to co-operate fully with government regulator Ofcom's investigation into the matter.


In March 2014, Phillip Schofield narrated the one-off ITV2 show Educating Joey Essex.


Phillip Schofield presented two series of the primetime game show You're Back in the Room for ITV in 2015 and 2016.


ITV said that Phillip Schofield was escorted from the press gallery by government staff, and did not file past the Queen's coffin.


On 20 May 2023, Phillip Schofield agreed to step down from presenting This Morning, with immediate effect, after more than twenty years in the role, following reports that his relationship with co-host Holly Willoughby had come under strain.


Phillip Schofield said that he understood ITV had decided that "the current situation [could] not go on".


When Radio 1 started to broadcast in FM stereo in 1988, Phillip Schofield was one of the presenters chosen to help with the launch.


Phillip Schofield first performed on the West End stage in 1991, taking over the role of Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from Jason Donovan.


Phillip Schofield was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1998, when he was surprised by Michael Aspel at the curtain call of the musical.


Phillip Schofield collects Bordeaux wines, an interest kindled by friend Jason Donovan.


In 2013, Phillip Schofield began writing for the Waitrose Weekend newspaper, and has been the face of wine in their UK stores ever since.


Phillip Schofield has a separate Twitter account about wine called @SchofeOnWine.


Phillip Schofield married his long-term partner Stephanie Lowe in March 1993; the couple have two daughters.


On 7 February 2020, Phillip Schofield came out as gay via a statement posted on one of his Instagram stories, followed up in an interview on This Morning, stating that "with the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay".


Phillip Schofield has said he thought he was bisexual when he married his wife in 1993, but realised later that he was gay.