Phillip Schofield said “I have lost everything” in an emotional interview with the BBC, describing his falling out with a younger former ITV colleague, reports The Mirror.
The former This Morning presenter has said his career is now “over” after giving up his role as ITV presenter last week amid allegations of grooming his young lover – which he vehemently denied.
“I have to talk about television in the past tense, which breaks my heart. I have lost everything,” said Phil. “If I get through this I don’t know how I move forward. What am I going to do with my days? I see nothing ahead of me but blackness and sadness and regret and remorse and guilt. I did something very wrong and then I lied about it consistently… consistently lied about. You can’t live with that. How do you live with that?,” reports The Mirror.
After quitting his ITV job and cutting ties with his co-star Holly Willoughby, Phillip fled London with his daughters Molly and Ruby.
Speaking of the trolling he has faced since admitting the affair, Phillip said: “Do you want me to die? Because that’s where I am. It is relentless, and it is day after day, after day after day. If you don’t think that that is going to have the most catastrophic effect on someone’s mind… do want me to die? Because that’s where I am. I have lost everything,” reports The Mirror.
Phillip said he understood people felt there was an abuse of power at ITV but “it didn’t feel like that at a time.”
The pair have appeared on This Morning together since 2009, with Willoughby set to return to the show after Monday’s half-time break, having announced his early farewell following news of Schofield’s departure.
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