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We exposed the real reason why Daytime telly star Phillip Schofield came out after his gay affair with a This Morning runner.
Schofield only came out to the nation on This Morning after a secret affair with a runner was about to be exposed, it was been claimed.
Schofield, 57 is alleged to have been having an affair with a male runner called Matthew Mcgreevy who is said to have been “furious” that Schofe had apparently ‘f*cked him over’ and was reportedly going to go to the press.
McGreevy is said to have had a ‘close working-relationship’ with Schofe but after they had a ‘bust up’ the studio runner left This Morning to work on rival ITV show Loose Women – fronted by Ruth Langsford.
Rumours went into over-drive on the set of the hit daytime show after Ruth Langsford lodged an official complaint.
ITV said that the runner was ‘promoted’ but other staff were said to be ‘confused’ about the move.
“It was odd because they were so close and then he up and went to Loose Women and they didn’t seem to be talking much anymore,” one source told the Sun in 2019.
At the time ITV said: “”It’s deeply disappointing and unfair for Phillip to be the target of this sort of malicious gossip.”