Phillip Schofield loved a drink in a London pub on Sunday, two months after leaving This Morning following his affair scandal.
The former ITV star, 61, was noticed sipping a Bloody Mary cocktail and having fun with a burger at The Weir Bar in Brentford.
It is likely one of the few occasions Phillip has been seen in public since his dramatic resignation from the broadcaster in May after admitting to an ‘ill-advised but not illegal’ affair with a a lot youthful male colleague.
Since stepping down from the function, Schofield has develop into one thing of a recluse and spends a lot of his time in Newquay, Cornwall along with his 87-year-old mom Pat.
He additionally just lately introduced that he had develop into too scared to go exterior for concern of being ‘spit on’.
Family time: Phillip Schofield loved a drink on Sunday, two months after leaving This Morning following his affair scandal
Drinking: The former ITV star, 61, was seen sipping a Bloody Mary cocktail at The Weir Bar in Brentford
But whereas out and about in Hounslow on Sunday, Phillip seemed relaxed as he sat on a bench within the out of doors ingesting space.
It’s as a result of buddies of Phillip’s have stated his working life was now “over” after he admitted and lied about having an affair with a a lot youthful colleague.
One informed MailOn-line, “Phillip has been really down lately. He doesn’t know how to get back to work.
“He’s pretty sure he’s ready. He keeps saying he will never work again. It’s terrible for him to realize, but he also knows there’s not much he can do about it.
“He doesn’t know who’s going to take him, he knows there’s no going back to ITV or the BBC.”
Sources near Schofield say his circle of buddies is attempting to encourage him to assume he can have a “fulfilling life” exterior of present enterprise.
Another added: ‘Just because he may not be on television anymore doesn’t imply he can’t get pleasure from his life. Phil isn’t so positive, although.’
Earlier this summer season, there have been rumors that Schofield was lined as much as rebuild his profession on TalkTV, however his legal professionals shortly shut down these claims, stating that he was “absolutely not” becoming a member of the channel so far as he knew.
Difficult: It is likely one of the few occasions Phillip has been seen in public since his dramatic resignation from the broadcaster in May after admitting to having an ‘ill-advised but not illegal’ affair with a a lot youthful male colleague
Catching up: While Phillip was on the highway on Sunday, although, he seemed relaxed on a bench within the out of doors ingesting space
Out and about: He wore a pleasant white shirt as he chatted
Schofield had been concerned within the deal for years and stored it a secret till he admitted to The Mail on Sunday that he had lied in regards to the affair being simply rumours.
He additional confessed that he misled his employer, his colleagues, his buddies and his brokers on the administration agency YMU, who dropped him because of this.
When he broke his silence after leaving the present, he insisted he hadn’t “looked after” the person, regardless of first assembly him when he was 15.
And he went on to state, “Attraction is attraction. In the gay world it is no different than in the heterosexual world or in the lesbian world.
“There shouldn’t be any difference. This is where homophobia comes into play. We first met when he was 15, I attended drama school (he went to it).
So yes, there is a difference. It’s accepted by Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s not accepted when it’s in the gay world.”
The former ITV character went on to speak about his concern of going out in public, fearing he could be verbally abused or spat on.
He stated, ‘I don’t know after I can stroll out the door.
‘I’ve no thoughts. My buddies inform me “It will get better”. It won’t. Not now. Not this one.
“You see all those layers of yourself slipping and slipping and slipping away. The things you loved. But I deserve it. It is my mistake. I deserve it.’
He said he would never use social media again after the dramatic fallout.
Last week it was revealed that Schofield had reduced the asking price of his £1.2million flat in west London that he bought with his wife.
The luxurious retreat, just steps from Television Central in White City, where his morning show was filmed, became a place where Schofield would take his younger lover for “playtime” on Thursdays, it was claimed earlier this 12 months.
The immaculate two-bedroom house, a part of a gated group, has had its worth slashed by £85,000.
It follows Schofield and his estranged spouse Stephanie, 59, who’ve already slashed the property’s asking value by £100,000, bringing it down from the value they paid for it in 2012.
The flat is claimed to be in ‘very good condition’ and is the ‘perfect setting for entertaining’.
When Schofield stepped down from his function, there have been fears that This Morning might be axed altogether.
And these considerations solely deepened when his co-host of 13 years Holly Willoughby disappeared on vacation with out saying goodbye to viewers.
But sources have since confirmed that the 42-year-old is way from quitting, as a substitute signing a profitable new contract – and saving the present.
They confirmed that Willoughby will probably be again in September as deliberate, regardless of fears from behind-the-scenes workers that she “quietly quit.”
Difficult: It’s as a result of buddies of Phillip’s have stated his working life was now “over” following his admission that he had an affair with a a lot youthful colleague after which lied about it
Private: None of Phillip’s daughters have commented on his fling with the a lot youthful This Morning showrunner (pictured in 2022)
Together: Phillip and Stephanie Lowe married in 1997 and raised two daughters collectively till their cut up in 2020
Change: The former ITV star has develop into a significant recluse since stepping down from his function after admitting to mendacity about an affair with a a lot youthful colleague (pictured with Holly on This Morning in May)
Willoughby stepped away from the storm and spent her summer season holidays flying to Cornwall and Portugal with husband Dan Baldwin and youngsters Harry, 14, Belle, 12, and Chester, eight.
She’s spent a lot of her two-month trip on the Iberian Peninsula absorbing the solar in a £2 million mansion.
The star made a lot of appearances and placed on a courageous face within the Algarve, procuring in a stunning yellow gown, taking a dip within the sea and hanging out together with her household.
She additionally celebrated her sixteenth birthday together with her husband on the seashore, giving her Instagram followers a uncommon perception into her marriage and hinting that he has helped her heal from the previous 12 months’s difficulties.