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This Morning will return to ITV today following Phillip Schofield’s affair revelations. The TV presenter announced last week he would be leaving the show after 10 years and on Friday, he released a statement which revealed he had an affair with a younger co-star whilst working on the show.
The statement reads: “I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning. Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship.
“That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over.”
Schofield’s departure from This Morning after weeks of speculation about a rift between him and co-host Holly Willoughby. After his brother Tim Schofield was found guilty of engaging in sexual conduct with a child, rumours of underlying issues between the two started to circulate.
Since the news broke about Schofield’s affair, Willoughby - who is currently taking time off of the ITV show - released her own statement. She said: "It’s taken time to process yesterday’s news. When reports of this relationship first surfaced, I asked Phil directly if this was true and was told it was not.
"It’s been very hurtful to now find out that this was a lie. Holly."
Following Schofield’s departure from This Morning, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary have stepped in as the show’s hosts and will resume their position on the sofa today (May 29). Willoughby is expected to return to This Morning on June 5.