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Phillip Schofield: This Morning star speaks out on Piers Morgan's 'savage' coming out joke

This Morning presenters Phillip Schofield, 57, and Holly Willoughby, 39, briefly joined Piers Morgan, 54, and Lorraine Kelly, 60, in the Good Morning Britain studios yesterday ahead of their show. As they touched upon the current coronavirus pandemic, Piers couldn’t resist making a witty remark about Phillip.

In reference to the Government’s advice to stay at home in a bid to combat the virus, the Good Morning Britain star took the opportunity to joke about Phillip coming out as a gay last month.

He jokingly said: “You come out and everybody goes in.”

Phillip saw the funny side to the joke and told viewers he gave the presenter that line.

He later clarified this on Twitter when a viewer highlighted the moment.

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He went on to say: “This is something that has caused many heartbreaking conversations at home. I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years, and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby.

“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.”

After sharing his post, he spoke further about his feelings with his Holly on This Morning.

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She asked him how his wife had been coping following his announcement.

“It’s tough. But this is not something that has happened quickly. I’ve had to deal with this in my head for quite some time,” he divulged.

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