PHILLIP Schofield is one of the UK’s most famous faces, in part thanks to his long-running role on This Morning alongside Holly Willoughby.
He gained national attention working for the BBC, first as a continuity presenter for Children’s BBC on weekdays from 1985 to 1987. Here’s what we know about the TV star…
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Who is Phillip Schofield?
Phillip shot to fame when he fronted Children’s BBC with Gordon the Gopher on weekdays at teatime from 1985 to 1987.
He has also hosted Dancing On Ice, National Lottery Winning Lines, Text Santa, and Schofield’s South African Adventure.
He was born on April 1, 1962, and is a British TV presenter.
Although his hometown is Lancashire, he lived in Oxfordshire before reportedly moving into a flat in London after coming out as gay.
Phillip began presenting This Morning in 2002 alongside Fern Britton, replacing John Leslie.
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In 2008 Holly Willoughby took over from Fern – and the duo Holly and Phil was born.
The presenters are known for their close friendship and often go on holiday together.
They are famous for their giggling outbursts on the show.
What is Phillip Schofield’s net worth?
Phillip reportedly earns £600,000 a year for presenting This Morning, the same as his co-host Holly.
His net worth is estimated to be an impressive £12million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Phillip is said to earn £45,00 per show for Dancing On Ice.
Is Phillip Schofield married?
In March 1993, Phillip married Stephanie Lowe.
She was a BBC Production Assistant he met while working for BBC children’s television.
Schofield and Lowe have been married for 27 years before he came out as gay.
Phil said there was no one else involved in his decision to come out as gay, and since the announcement, he has kept his love life private.
On his podcast How To Wow in October 2020, Chris Evans asked him how long he will continue to wear his wedding ring, and he replied: “That is a very good question, Chris. I don’t know. Because I am still married to Steph.
“It is not in my nature to hurt people and so I have to reconcile myself with the fact that I have done that. Indeed I have done that and I tried very hard not to. I also say, is it possible to come out and not hurt your wife? No of course it isn’t. My greatest concern is that she is okay.”
Speaking about divorce, he added: “We have not discussed that at all.”
Lowe and Schofield have two daughters together.
They are 26-year-old Ruby and Molly, 29.
Their family often goes on holiday with his This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby and her husband, Dan Baldwin, and three children.