The ITV daytime show has been rocked in the last couple of weeks, with Schofield departing after admitting to having an “unwise but not illegal” affair with a much younger ITV staff member and claims of it being a toxic workplace.
Andre has been on the sofa many times in the past and said people there had always been "incredibly nice".
“The staff, the people on the floor, the executives, they’ve always been nice to me, and it’s really hard," he said on GB News.
“It is hard to hear this because you almost don’t want it to be true."
“I know that there’s a lot of speculation still and there’s no definite on anything, but it really is a difficult thing to hear when you’ve loved that family for so long and I still love them," added the TV star.
ITV orders review
Earlier this week it emerged that ITV had asked a barrister to lead a review into the way the relationship between Schofield and the other staff member was handled.
ITV has already said that it looked into the situation in 2020 after rumours started swirling, but that the affair was denied by both people involved.
Schofield denies claims of 'toxicity'
Schofield himself spoke out to defend the show against claims of a toxic culture.
"Now I no longer work on This Morning I am free to say this," he posted on Instagram.
"I hope you have noticed that it’s the same handful of people with a grudge against me or the show who seem to have the loudest voice.
“This Morning is the best show to work on, with the best people. In all the years I worked there, there was no toxicity.”
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