Phillip Schofield introduced himself to his wife’s parents over Christmas after claiming a ‘perfect man’


Phillip Schofield has opened up about when he introduced himself to the parents of his wife Stephanie Lowe – as he was making Christmas dinner.The 58-year-old This Morning host said he must have spoken openly about his sexuality after receiving the ultimate compliment from his stepmother and felt he was “betraying” her by not telling her .

Phillip felt it was time for the truth to be told after Steph’s mother Jill called him “the perfect man” as he helped prepare the party food.

The Million Pound Cube host felt he couldn’t accept Jill’s kind words, so decided to open up to her and her stepdad John about her sexuality and relationship with Steph.

Phillip Schofield with his wife Steph

Phillip has been married to Steph for 27 years and they have two daughters, Molly, 27, and Ruby, 24.

After a few emotional months, Phillip revealed to the nation his feelings about his sexuality in a tearful moment on This Morning, alongside his co-host Holly Willoughby.

Speaking on Chris Evans’ podcast How To Wow, Phillip explained, “Right before Christmas, well over Christmas, I was cleaning – I was cleaning, when I’m stressed, I was tidying up – so I was cleaning a surface at Christmas, in l wiping and Jill, my wonderful mother-in-law, said, “You’re the perfect man, you know.”

“And I just said, ‘No Jill, no I’m not,’ but that was the nicest thing to say. So yes, great support from them.

“As long as Steph is fine, we have no problem. “

Phillip Schofield felt he had to tell the truth after his stepmother’s comment

Shortly after speaking out about his sexuality, Phillip said he received a message of support from his stepfather.

Phillip continued, “Then you text him, ‘Thank you very much, Captain, I’m so sorry to disappoint you.’ ”

John replied, “Nothing to be sorry for here my son so rejoice!” I couldn’t have really wanted anything else. ”

Phillip recently opened up about how his late father would have reacted to his coming to the emotional TV moment.

He said he asked his 84-year-old mother, Pat, what she thought his father, Brian, would have thought of his tearful announcement.

Phillip Schofield spoke to his wife Steph’s parents about his sexuality over Christmas

Phillip said, “It’s like a grenade going through my head.

“When I went to Cornwall when I told my mom about it, I said, ‘What do you think dad would say? Would he still be proud?

“Fortunately, she said, ‘Yes… he will think you are brave and he will always be proud of you. So that’s good … My dad was one of the nicest, kindest, most charming people ever. ”

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