These reactions to Phillip Schofield coming out will make you feel wholesome
I’m not crying, you are
Earlier today Phillip Schofield released a statement announcing he was gay and the reactions to the news have been so warm. He appeared on This Morning alongside Holly Willoughby to publicly discuss the news.
In his official statement he said he had been coming to terms with his sexuality for a number of years and after 27 years of marriage to his wife Steph, he has made the decision to come out. He said: “With the strength and support of my wife and daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.”
Phillip also said he has had incredible support from his family, friends and team at ITV. In particular he mentioned his friendship with Holly and said she has been a great shoulder to cry on.
He said: “My friends are the best, especially Holly, who has been so kind and wise – and who has hugged as I sobbed on her shoulder.”
Phillip appeared on the beginning of today’s This Morning show and spoke with Holly. He said how proud he was of his announcement and it was getting to the point where he started to not feel happy within himself because he felt he wasn’t being honest.
He said: “I was getting to the point where I didn’t like myself very much because I wasn’t being honest… but actually I am very proud of myself today.”
Everyone on Twitter is reacting with love and celebration of his brave announcement. People are saying they’re crying with happiness at his news and some have said his coming out could help many people.
See the happiest and positive tweets celebrating Phillip Schofield’s coming out:
— lucy 🌹 (@Itzjustlucy) February 7, 2020
— LB (@Scousebird) February 7, 2020
I actually feel so happy for Phillip Schofield being able to live publicly as his authentic self
— jack rem x (@jackremmington) February 7, 2020
I feel so happy for Phillip Schofield as if I knew him myself? Can only imagine the relief he must be feeling. And so proud of his wife/family for continuing to be supportive in what must be a difficult thing to navigate & process. Wishing them all so much happiness!
— hannah 🏳️🌈 (@Hannanar) February 7, 2020
Everyone in my office gathered around a TV watching Phillip Schofield like one of those huge historic moments and, do you know what, I think maybe it was.
— Nick Walker (@nickw84) February 7, 2020
Promise I didn't nearly just cry at watching Phillip Schofield come out as gay on live TV. Huge respect to him, could just tell how hard it was for him to come out🥺
— ✖Kia✖ (@xkiaax) February 7, 2020
just want to scoop Phillip Schofield up n give him a massive hug 🥺♥️
— Chels (@chelsiijoynes) February 7, 2020
Reading that Phillip schofield has found the courage to be himself and come out as gay has made my morning. So much respect🌈
— Siân🌻 (@SianClarice) February 7, 2020
Currently crying watching Phillip Schofield on This Morning. Very brave. Bless him 💖
— Lianb (@Lian_benfield) February 7, 2020
i have no choice but to love phillip schofield more because he’s so fucking iconic and brave #philipschofield
— alice 🥀 (@alice_hxgan) February 7, 2020
Very moving moment on #ThisMorning between Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Lovely to see the support of Ruth and Eamonn too. Worth mentioning that some of the "not surprised" and "worst kept secret" comments on here are deeply unhelpful. Nothing nice to say? Don't say it.
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) February 7, 2020
Phillip Schofield coming out as gay is fucking iconic and brave, in this day and age. The fact that he hid who he was for so long especially on national TV is honestly heartbreaking. And I love hearing that both his wife's and his own family are accepting to the situation
— Daniel Hales (@danalexhales17) February 7, 2020
When you create a new entertainment show and start discussing who should host, the first name on the list is always Phillip Schofield. That’s a fact. He’s just the very best at what he does, and the public adore him. Looking forward to many more years of his charm and brilliance.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) February 7, 2020
british tv presenter phillip schofield came out as gay. he’s been married to a woman for 27 years and has two children, can’t imagine how hard it was for him to make this decision. goes to show that accepting your sexuality and being open about it can be very difficult sometimes
— Deena (@Deenashire) February 7, 2020
Incredibly brave and moving announcement from Phillip Schofield this morning. It takes a lot of courage and is always a hugely personal decision to be open about who you are. Congrats Phillip 🌈 https://t.co/TY32BaL2vL
— Stonewall (@stonewalluk) February 7, 2020
Sending big love to the Schofield and his family, @Schofe Stand up guy, heart of a lion. X
— Dermot O'Leary (@radioleary) February 7, 2020
What a beautiful chat that was on This Morning, @Schofe you are just so overwhelmingly strong. Such an emotional thing to watch. ❤️
— Olivia Bowen Buckland (@OliviaDBuck) February 7, 2020
— All on the board (@allontheboard) February 7, 2020
Sometimes the most transgressive and political act one can undertake is to be themselves. Yes, even in 2020.
Good for you, Phillip Schofield. Coming out with grace, humility, courage, and dignity. @Schofe we see you. ❤️🌈
— Le Gateau Chocolat (@LeGateauChoc) February 7, 2020
Good on @Schofe hopefully this will help many xx
— Jonathan Harvey (@JOJEHARVEY) February 7, 2020
— Matt Root (@Itsmattroot) February 7, 2020