TV star Dan Walker says he wants the ‘hunt’ on Phillip Schofield to end after his affair scandal.
Taking to social media to express his views, the Strictly star wrote: “I really hope the issues at This Morning are investigated and resolved.”
“I hope the people involved get the help they need and that the show stays on the air.”
Continuing his statement, he added: “I also hope that the relentless baiting by some elements of the media will stop.”
“People are clearly on the fringes.”
Fallen star Phillip admitted he fears being spat on in the street after confessing to his affair with a younger colleague.
He told The Sun: “I don’t know when I can walk out the door.”
Phil also insists he will never use social media again.
But fans were supportive, saying their opinion had changed since he responded to the online allegations.
For 21 years he was welcomed into the homes of millions of Britons every weekday morning.
Now the former This Morning host has revealed he lives a reclusive life – and fears he may never be able to set foot outside again.
The silver-haired host, one of Britain’s most recognizable faces, says he can no longer go to Waitrose for milk after his affair with a younger colleague.
Caught in a cycle of self-loathing, he tells The Sun: “I don’t know when I can walk out the door.
“I have no spirit. My friends tell me, “It will get better.” It won’t. Not now. Not this one.
“You watch all these layers of you slip and slip and slip away. The things that were dear to you. But I deserve it. It’s my fault. I earn it.”
Phillip’s decision to stay away from the public eye stems from fear of how people would react to him.
He admits he’s never been abused on the street, but now fears being shouted at or spat on. He asks, “Are you spitting on me because I had an affair at work and I lied about it?”
Fragile Phil, who is supported by his beloved and devoted daughters Molly and Ruby, says he takes each day as it comes.