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Piers Morgan defends Phillip Schofield following ‘relentless persecution’ of presenter

Piers Morgan defends Phillip Schofield following ‘relentless persecution’ of presenter

Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter to defend Phillip Schofield following his affair scandal

Piers Morgan has come out and defended Phillip Schofield following the ‘relentless persecution’ of the presenter in the fallout of his affair scandal.

As we are all aware, Schofield has not left the newspaper front pages in recent weeks, which all started with his departure from This Morning over an apparent feud with former pal Holly Willoughby.

Schofield then confirmed he had an affair with a younger male colleague on the show, something that led to him quitting ITV altogether.

In the days after, Schofield has been criticised by many in the industry, with the likes of Eamonn Holmes and GB News' Dan Wootton being his biggest critics.

And on Friday (2 June), Schofield sat down with the BBC to discuss the affair and provide more details on the relationship he had with a younger male colleague on This Morning.

Phillip Schofield sat down with the BBC following his affair scandal.

Schofield compared his current situation to that of Caroline Flack before she tragically died from suicide in 2020.

"My girls saved my life. They said, last week, they haven’t left me for a moment. They’ve been by my side every moment because they’re scared to let me out of their sight," the 61-year-old said.

He continued: "If my girls hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t be here. Because I don’t see a future.

"How much do you want a man to take? Are you truly only happy when he’s dead? This is how Caroline Flack felt. And it didn’t stop."

Former ITV presenter Morgan has since taken to Twitter to question the 'relentless persecution' Schofield has faced in recent weeks.

Piers Morgan has questioned the ‘relentless persecution’ of Schofield.
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"Unless Phillip Schofield’s ex-lover contradicts his version of events to The Sun [and the] BBC, then it’s time to stop this relentless persecution of a guy who’s lost everything and looks right on the edge to me," he wrote.

He added: "He doesn’t seem to have committed any crime, and he’s not a Govt minister."

It comes after the former Good Morning Britain presenter defended Schofield in an op-ed for The Sun.

Though that was before Schofield admitted to the affair, with Morgan labelling his exit from This Morning as 'brutal to watch'.

"One minute Schofield was the undisputed king of morning TV and fast heading to bona fide national treasure status – the next he’s a dethroned, shamed, vilified, national disgrace and social media laughing stock," he wrote.

"Phillip’s not the evil monster he’s being painted as, nor is he the angel his previously halo-clad reputation suggested."

Featured Image Credit: michael melia / Alamy Stock Photo /BBC

Topics: Piers Morgan, Phillip Schofield, ITV, TV and Film, UK News