Phillip addressed the “heart-breaking conversations” he had with his family ahead of his revelation in a lengthy statement posted on Instagram.
He wrote: “With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay. This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home.
“I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years, and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby.”
Phillip explained: “My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusion.”