Eamonn Holmes shares scathing response to Phillip Schofields affair statement
Eamonn Holmes has issued a scathing response to Phillip Schofield's statement admitting that he had an affair with a young male colleague on This Morning, whilst still married to his estranged wife, Stephanie Lowe.
Eamonn, 63, who has been very vocal about his disdain for Phillip, 61, posted to Twitter as he said that Phillip had "finally been caught out".
A week after stepping down from presenting duties on This Morning "with immediate effect" Phillip made a lengthy statement to MailOnline, in which he admitted to having an "on-off" consensual relationship with a male runner during his time on This Morning, which he said was "not wise but not illegal".
In his statement Phillip said that he met the man in question "when he was a teenager", and wanted help to get onto television.
Phillip then said: "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."
He went on to say that he was "painfully conscious" of lying about the affair to his employers at ITV, his colleagues and friends, agents, the public and "most importantly of all" his family.
He continued: "I am so very, very sorry, as I am for having been unfaithful to my wife."
In a statement to OK! following Phillip's admission, an ITV spokesperson said: "We are deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield.
"The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust. Philip made assurances to us which he now acknowledges were untrue and we feel badly let down.
"We accept his resignation from ITV and therefore can confirm that he will not be appearing on ITV as had previously been stated."
OK! contacted ITV reps for comment on Eamonn's claims.
Eamonn's latest tweet isn't the first time that he has been critical of his former This Morning colleague, Phillip.
He used to present the show on Fridays alongside his wife, Ruth Langsford, from 2006 to 2020, before they were replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary.
And since Phillip announced on Saturday that he would be stepping down from This Morning, Eamonn didn't waste the opportunity to tear into him and Holly Willoughby during his presenting slot on GB News.
It came during the newspaper review section of the show, as a suited-and-booted Eamonn said savagely: "Oh please just stop this. He was sacked. All this nonsense of 'I've decided to step down'. I’m sure you did – here’s your P45 now step down".
Phillip's representatives denied Eamonn's claims that Phil was "sacked from This Morning".
They told OK!: "Phillip Schofield’s decision to step down from This Morning was (as his statement made clear) a decision agreed between Phillip and ITV."
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