Kicking back with Fearne Cotton on her Happy Place podcast recently, Schofe reflected on coming out as gay and recounted that, shortly after his This Morning interview with Holly Willoughby, RuPaul's Drag Race and Strictly Come Dancing 2019 favourite Michelle Visage got in touch with him to arrange a meeting.
"Before we all got locked down, I had lunch with Michelle Visage," Phillip told Fearne.
"She's one of those really compassionate, kind people, and I've known her on and off the telly, and she was one of those people that messaged me... the most amazing people messaged me," he continued.
"She said, 'Right, I'm going to take you out for coffee, we've got to talk and I want to make sure you're okay.' That's what a lot of people have said, 'Are you OK, are you sure you're OK?'
"We went out and I said, 'I feel like I've joined a club, but I don't know whether I've got the right credentials. I don't know. Can I put a rainbow after stuff that I've said?'
"And she said, 'Of course you can!' I said, 'I don't know what I can and can't do.'"
Phillip continued to explain that Michelle encouraged him to "stop beating himself up", and commended him for speaking out.
He added: "She said: 'You're beating yourself up for no reason, welcome to the club. And what's more, you have made a massive difference to people who also didn't realise that they perhaps could have membership to that club.'"
Elsewhere during the interview, Phillip admitted that he's "still pretty confused" after coming out.
"I'm part of a club [the LGBTQ+ community] but I don't know if I have the right credentials. I don't know what I can and can't do. I'm learning. It's just a case of colouring in the blanks," he said.
"Do I know who I am? No, I think, if I'm honest, looking you right in the eye now I'm still pretty confused," he also added.
"I mean it's clearer, because I've been very honest about it so I know that about myself – well I've known that for a bit of time. However, no, I don't think I do. I think, probably, my head is just as muddy as it was before."
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV, while Phillip Schofield's new autobiography, Life's What You Make It, is available to buy now.
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