Phillip Schofield has been dropped as ambassador to The Prince's Trust following ITV departure
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The Prince's Trust has dropped Phillip Schofield as an ambassador following his affair admission.
The update came not long after he announced he was leaving This Morning.
He told the Daily Mail: “The first thing I want to say is: I am deeply sorry for having lied to them, and to many others about a relationship that I had with someone working on This Morning.
"I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.
"Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship.
"That relationship was unwise, but not illegal.
"It is now over."
Schofield went on: “When I chose to come out I did so entirely for my own wellbeing. Nobody 'forced' me out. Neither I nor anyone else, to my knowledge, has ever issued an injunction, super or otherwise, about my relationship with this colleague, he was never moved on or sacked by or because of me.
It was established 'to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track' and looked after '11-to-30-year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school and at risk of exclusion'.
They work with loads of celebrities to help get their message across and Schofield was on their books up until recently.
However, a Prince's Trust spokesperson said in a statement shared by BBC News: "In light of Phillip's recent admissions, we have agreed with him that it is no longer appropriate to work together."
In the wake of Schofield's admission, the 61-year-old revealed he would be resigning from ITV and the British Soap Awards.
He has also been dropped by his talent agency.
CEO of YMU Group, Mary Bekhait, said they decided to part ways following the revelation.
“Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU's whole business, defining everything we do. Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust," she said.
She added: “This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.
"These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisors we had brought in to support him.”
"As a result, on Thursday we agreed to part company with Phillip, with immediate effect."
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