Phillip Schofield 'set to write tell-all book' on ITV affair scandal08/27/2023
Phillip Schofield is reportedly planning to publish a ‘tell-all memoir’ following his departure from ITV.
The former presenter, 61, retreated from the public eye following the revelation of his ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair with a younger runner on This Morning which subsequently saw him resign from the show and other projects.
He was also dropped by his agents of 35 years YMU and from The Prince’s Trust, where he was an ambassador, and lost sponsorship deals.
After Schofield’s exit, his co-star Holly Willoughby, 42, took a break from the show and upon her return said was ‘shaken, troubled, let down’.
And now, according to reports, the former Dancing on Ice host is set to tell his version of the events in a new tell-all, after being approached by ‘several book publishers.’
A source shared: ‘Phil has had several approaches by book publishers – including Hodder & Stoughton – about a new memoir, in which he talks more fully about This Morning, Holly, and how his career at ITV imploded.’
The insider added to The Mirror: ‘He made it clear in the conversation that he would like the chance to tell his story in full, and in some ways to draw a line under what has happened, but that he would not do so without the approval of his family.’
The outlet also claimed that further discussions are on hold until he gets the go-ahead from his wife Stephanie Lowe and daughters Molly and Ruby.
Back in June ITV confirmed it has instructed a barrister to conduct an external review into the facts of Schofield’s departure from the daytime show.
The review’s results are set to be made public in coming weeks and has involved ITV staff being questioned about what they knew by Jane Mulcahy KC.
Following his affair admission, Schofield later gave tell-all interviews in which he said he felt suicidal amid the fallout after confessing to the deceit.
‘I am in a very bad way,’ he said. ‘Mentally, utterly, utterly broken.’
The presenter also expressed his devastation upon realising he may never work in TV, which he called his ‘safe space’, ever again.
Metro.co.uk has contacted representatives for Phillip Schofield for comment.
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