ITV insider reveals future of British Soap Awards after Phillip Schofield dramatically retires as presenter
THE future of the British Soap Awards has been revealed after Phillip Schofield dramatically retired as presenter.
The veteran presenter, 61, has dramatically left his job at the network after admitting he had an affair with a much younger male employee.
Phil – who was banned from This Morning just last week – has issued a lengthy, bombastic statement.
With chaos reigning at the British Soap Awards, it has been revealed that the ceremony will still go ahead.
An ITV insider said: “The British Soap Awards will go ahead as planned next Saturday.”
The source added, “We will make further announcements in due course.”
The award ceremony will take place in Manchester next Saturday, June 3rd.
At the time of his affair, Phillip Schofield was still married to his wife Stephanie Lowe, whom he married in 1993.
Schofield spoke openly about being gay in 2020 but remained married to his wife Stephanie.
He was just banned from This Morning last week – unable to say goodbye to his fans.
His exit was confirmed after weeks of intense speculation about his future and a feud with co-host Holly Willoughby, 42 – and as an insider revealed, the row even stopped guests from performing with them.
This comes after his brother Tim Schofield was jailed after being found guilty of “emotionally blackmailing” a teenager into engaging in sexual activity and forcing him to watch porn.
And days later, Phillip Schofield, who has been a host for 21 years, was in the office with show boss Martin Frizzell and told him his contract, which expires this summer, would not be renewed.
Devastated, Phil then drove 300 miles from London to Cornwall to visit mum Pat, 85, where he spent Friday pouring his heart out to her on a seaside walk.
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