Phillip Schofield opens up about coming out to his wife Stephanie's parents

Sam Warner
·2-min read
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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

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This Morning's Phillip Schofield has opened up about the moment he came out to his wife Stephanie Lowe's parents.

The presenter revealed publicly that he was gay earlier this year during a chat with co-presenter Holly Willoughby on the daytime TV show.

Phillip, who has said that he and Steph have "not discussed" the idea of divorce, revealed during a new interview with Chris Evans on podcast How To Wow that Stephanie's parents were very supportive when he told them about his sexuality

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

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"Just before Christmas, well during Christmas, I was cleaning – I clean when I'm stressed, I tidy up – so I was cleaning a surface at Christmas, wiping it down and Jill, my wonderful mother-in-law, said, 'You are the perfect man, you know'," he recalled.

"And I just said, 'No Jill, no I'm not', but it was the sweetest thing to say. So yeah, big support from them."

Phillip also relayed a message he received from his father-in-law John, which read: "'I may be your pa-in-law but think of me as your surrogate pa, and long may it continue. As long as Steph's OK we don't have a problem.'"

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Photo credit: ITV

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Chris then revealed Phillip's reply: "Then you text him back: 'Thank you so much, Captain, I'm so very deeply sorry to disappoint you.'"

John replied: "'Nothing to be sorry for here son so cheer up!"

"I couldn't have wanted anything else really," Phillip added.

Phillip's autobiography Life's What You Make It is out now. This Morning airs at 10am weekdays on ITV.

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