Phillip Schofield will 'never recover' from scandal says Seann Walsh

Walsh received much public criticism after having an affair while on Strictly Come Dancing

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Phillip Schofield attends the ITV Palooza 2022 on November 15, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Phillip Schofield resigned from This Morning. (Getty Images)

Phillip Schofield's career will "never recover" from the controversy over his relationship with a much younger colleague according to comedian Seann Walsh.

Schofield, who denies doing anything "illegal" during his relationship, has stepped down from all of his presenting duties and also been dropped by his long-time managers.

Taking to Instagram to comment on the ongoing scandal, Walsh — who received much criticism in 2018 for having a public affair while on Strictly Come Dancing — appeared to sympathise with the former This Morning presenter.

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He wrote in a since-expired Story: "It is very surreal watching what is happening with Phillip Schofield right now and knowing what that is like.

"Not many go through it in life. It seems very strange to say I have."

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Seann Walsh at the launch of Backstage with Katherine Ryan at BAFTA on June 6, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Seann Walsh commented on the Phillip Schofield fallout. (Getty Images)

The comedian added: "Whether you think justice is being served or not, let me tell you now, he is f***ed for the rest of his life. You do not ever fully recover from that."

Last week, Schofield publicly addressed his relationship with a younger colleague who he first met when he was 15. He called the relationship, which he said developed romantically at a later date 5 years after meeting, "unwise" but "not illegal".

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Schofield also denied accusations of "grooming" and said he was not in a relationship with the man who had appeared on This Morning in background roles.

Watch: Holly Willoughby makes statement on return to This Morning

Schofield's former colleague Holly Willoughby returned to This Morning earlier today and proclaimed to be "let down" by her co-star. She also stated that Schofield had lied to her about the nature of his relationship with his colleague.

In an opening address, Willoughby said: "You, me and all of us at This Morning gave our love and support to someone who was not telling the truth."

Willoughby's statement, which also included a message about moving forward, was criticised by some viewers for appearing "insincere".

Watch below: Seann Walsh expresses regret for Strictly tryst