HOLIDAY Phillip Schofield left the country on Friday after a secret relationship with a runner was about to be discovered this morning, it was claimed.
Schofield, 57, allegedly had an affair with a male runner named Matthew Mcgreevy, who was said to be “furious” over the fact that Schofe had apparently “screwed” him and would have gone to press.
Mcgreevy was said to have had a “close working relationship” with Schofe but after having “failed” the studio runner left this morning to work on the rival ITV Loose Women show – with Ruth Langsford in attendance.
The rumors ended up on the set of the daytime show after Ruth Langsford filed an official complaint.
ITV said the runner was “promoted”, but that other staff members are said to be “confused” about the move.
“It was strange because they were so close and then he got up and went to Loose Women and they didn’t seem to talk much anymore,” a source told Sun in 2019.
At the moment ITV said: “” It is deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this type of harmful gossip. “
A member of the show said The Daily Star Sunday: “Many people who work on This Morning know that Phillip has been gay for some years.”
“It was an open secret between the team, but none of them would ever say anything publicly,” and according to one source, he often brought young gays “under his wing” and became a mentor to them.
They said, “Phillip is a very caring boy. Over the years she has supported other gay people and made sure that they feel comfortable with themselves.
“There was a runner who was struggling to deal with his sexuality and Phillip was quick to offer support and become a mentor for him.”