The presenter sat down with the BBC’s Amol Rajan after a turbulent couple of weeks which saw him admitting to having an “unwise but not illegal” affair with a much younger ITV staff member and exiting the ITV daytime programme.
During the interview, Schofield, 61, said his TV career was in the past and that he had “lost everything”.
Many people tuning in said it was time to move on, with several citing the “Be kind” phrase that was embraced in the wake of Flack’s death.
“People and the media need to lay off him now,” one tweeted.
"Found this quite uncomfortable and upsetting to watch," said another.
"Schofield seems genuine to me."
Another said: “This Philip Schofield thing is WAY out of hand, it's taking a very dark road and the 'Be Kind' mantra has not lasted very long! Have people learnt nothing!”
“I found the Schofield interview unnecessary and intrusive,” said another.
“I can’t see what the fuss is about - they were both adults.
"Affairs routinely occur in the workplace (look at MPs) and the routinely denied in the workplace.
"Schofield and his ex should be left alone.”
Somebody else wrote: “Whatever your feelings are about Phillip Schofield, I think it’s time to leave the bloke alone.
"Sadly, I guess there are those wicked enough out there who won’t be happy until he’s totally destroyed.”
However, there were some who suggested the interview came across as a bit “stage managed”.
“Schofield needs to stop doing TV interviews then and trying to justify his behaviour," posted another.
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