Phillip Schofield ‘shaking with nerves’ before Dancing On Ice after coming out

Phillip Schofield was "shaking with nerves" before he hosted Dancing On Ice for the first time after coming out as gay, according to co-star Ashley Banjo.

This Morning star Phillip, 57, was overcome with emotion as judge Ashley prised him and the studio audience cheered him on.

Ashley has opened up to The Sun Online about that special moment and Phillip's decision to speak out ahead of Sunday's live final.

He told the publication: "I didn’t plan to make him cry but I said what I felt in the moment. It just felt right.

"Before the show he was shaking with nerves backstage.

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"It felt right to tell him ‘It’s all good, let’s get on with it’."

During the show, Ashley told Phillip: "Phil, it’s been a big week, a big big week.

"You have always been an absolute legend but never, never, ever more so than this week, my friend.

"I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say we’ve got nothing but love and respect for you."

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Phillip released a statement revealing his sexuality last month and then shared his news on This Morning during an emotional interview with co-star and best friend Holly Willoughby, 38.

The ITV star has been married to wife Steph for more then 20 years and they share daughters Ruby and Molly.

Phillip and Holly will be back on our screens on Sunday to reveal the winner of the Dancing On Ice 2020.

Perri Kiely, Joe Swash and Libby Clegg are in the running to take home the trophy but who will come out on top?

Magician Ben Hanlin missed out in the spot in the grand finale after loosing the skate-off to Paralympian Libby last week.

The 2020 cast will return to the ice for the grand finale this weekend.

Dancing On Ice final airs on ITV this Sunday at 6pm

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