Phillip Schofield graduated from presenting on CBBC’s Broom Cupboard to enjoy one of the most enduring careers in television.
The 61-year-old, who made his name alongside sidekick Gordon The Gopher on the BBC children’s television show, came to be seen as the king of daytime TV.
On Friday, he announced he had quit ITV after admitting to an affair with a “much younger” male colleague at This Morning. He had fronted the popular daytime show for more than 20 years, enjoying a longer small-screen shelf-life than many other presenters, thanks in part to his chemistry with Holly Willoughby.
As well as co-hosting This Morning, the pair also fronted Dancing On Ice. Schofield always knew he wanted to be on TV, spending many years writing letters to the BBC. “I never had a thought about pursuing another career,” he is quoted as saying.Read more on msn.com