Phillip Schofield has left ITV after admitting to lying about an affair with a colleague on This Morning.
The presenter has also been dropped by his management company, less than a week after he abruptly left the show he presented alongside Holly Willoughby amid rumors of a feud between the two. People.
In a statement with Daily mail“I was in a consensual relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning,” Schofield said.
“In an effort to protect my former colleague, I was not honest about this relationship.
“I am painfully aware that I have lied to my employers at ITV, to my colleagues and friends, to my agent, to the media and therefore to the public and most importantly to the public. is with my family. I am very, very sorry for being unfaithful to my wife.”
Schofield went on to confirm that he has fully resigned from ITV following the controversy.
His admission came shortly after he released a statement confirming that he had left his agency YMU.
He said: “It is with the deepest regret that after 35 years of flawless management by YMU, I have agreed to resign as their representative with immediate effect.
The agency confirmed on Friday that it had “split up” with the presenter.
Mary Bekhait, group managing director of YMU Group, said: “Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s entire business, defining everything we do.
“Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.
“This week, we learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.
“These facts contradict what Phillip has previously said to YMU, as well as the outside advisors we have hired to support him.
“As a result, on Thursday, we agreed to part ways with Phillip, effective immediately.”
It comes after Schofield was said to be “absolutely heartbroken” on his passing This morning. He announced that he was stepping down from his presenter role on the ITV show last Saturday.
His brother, Timothy Schofield, had been sentenced to 12 years in prison the day before, after being convicted of child sex crimes.
A few days after Schofield said he was leaving This morning, Piers Morgan, former host of ITV Good morning England, wrote an op-ed for Sunadmitted that he found the consequences of Schofield’s departure “brutal to watch” but “absolutely unsurprising”.