Eamonn Holmes blasts Phillip Schofield’s ‘lies, lies, lies’ as he calls for ‘everyone who has kissed’ the axed ITV star to come forward
Eamonn Holmes has killed Phillip Schofield and insists he doesn’t believe the former ITV star’s claims that he made ‘one mistake’ in his 40-year career.
In his bombshell interview last week, Phillip said he believed his career was “over” and that he had “lost everything” after admitting he lied about his relationship with a man on the show.
Speaking on his GB News program on Monday morning, Phil’s former This Morning colleague Eamonn called for “anyone watching today who has kissed Phillip Schofield, let us know.”
“He said in 40 years of broadcasting that he made one mistake, he had one kiss he shouldn’t have.”
‘Lies’: Eamonn Holmes has shot Phillip Schofield, insisting he doesn’t believe the former ITV star’s claims he made ‘just one mistake’ in his 40-year career
“I say to anyone watching today if you kissed Phillip Schofield, let us know. Let’s see if that number of one grows into the number I think it probably is.”
Earlier, discussing Phillip’s interviews with his co-anchor Isabel Webster and showbiz reporter Ellie Phillips, Eamonn said, “We’re not supposed to criticize him in case he hurts himself, but he still thinks that he can keep telling lies, lies, lies. ‘
“He has admitted that he is a liar. You should see the emails, texts, and messages I’ve received in the past week. I think he’s very, very lucky.’
“Like everyone else he lied to me, I was happy to stand by him until I found out he lied… This isn’t about him being gay, not at all.
Eamonn also criticized Jeremy Clarkson for defending Phillip over the weekend, insisting ‘Clarkson didn’t work there, what does he know?’
In last week’s interviews, Schofield, who was sacked by both ITV and his talent agency YMU after confessing to the Mail about the ‘ill-advised but not illegal relationship’, said he was ‘utterly heartbroken and ashamed’.
Schofield told the BBC the young man, who briefly worked as a runner on This Morning, was 20 when he first had any sexual contact with him.
He told The Sun they had become friends, but in 2017 – three years before he came out as gay and divorced wife Stephanie Lowe after 27 years – “something happened that just changed it.”
Admission: In an interview last week, Phillip said he believed his career was “over” and that he had “lost everything” after admitting he lied about his relationship with a man on the show
Back on screens: It comes when Holly Willoughby returns to the This Morning couch later today
There was “a consensual moment” in Schofield’s dressing room after a show and “it was mutual.”
He said he was not in a “love relationship” with the man and that “it wasn’t a relationship, we weren’t boyfriends, we were friends.”
He said “it wasn’t feelings” he got, but it was “more like friends: excitement.” He added, “I was really struggling with my sexuality at the time leading up to what happened.” The pair only had “five or six romantic encounters” over a period of about six months.
It comes as Holly Willoughby returns to the This Morning couch later today asking if she’ll name her former co-host as she makes an “honest personal statement” about the scandal.
Insiders claim she is “worried” about getting back on camera but “determined to see the show through these unprecedented times” that have engulfed one of the channel’s most popular programs.
In an interview last week, Phillip said he believed his career was “over” and that he had “lost everything” after admitting he lied about his relationship with a man on the show.
Nearly a million people got to watch her return to the couch with Josie Gibson after Schofield revealed she had ignored his texts when she begged for forgiveness.
Thoughts: The presenter, 42, posted a photo of the ‘Strawberry Moon’ on her wellness Wylde Moon page alongside words urging others to ‘keep a positive perspective’
On the eve of her on-screen return, she posted a cryptic message urging others to “maintain a positive perspective.”
Uploading a photo of the ‘Strawberry Moon’ to her Wylde Moon wellness page, the full post read: ‘This Full ‘Strawberry’ Moon in Sagittarius brings joy of life.
This fire sign’s guiding influence in conjunction with Jupiter encourages you to maintain a positive perspective and align with your best qualities.
‘Inspire. Refresh. To believe.’