Much loved daytime TV favourite who is most famed for his hilarious moments on This Morning alongside co host Holly Willoughby has today came out as gay.
In a post made on Instagram the 57 year old described the difficulty of coming to terms with his sexuality and how hard it had been telling his wife of 27 years.
Phillip wrote on Instagram today: “With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to the terms with the fact that I am gay.”
He added: “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.
“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.
“Yet I still can’t sleep and there have been some very dark moments.”