Phillip Schofield dropped as ambassador for The Prince's Trust charity

It comes after the presenter quit ITV and admitted to an 'unwise but not illegal' affair with a younger male colleague.

Former ITV presenter Phillip Schofield dropped as ambassador for The Prince’s Trust charity Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Phillip Schofield has been dropped as an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust after his admission of an affair with a younger male colleague.

Schofield stepped back from ITV’s flagship morning show This Morning having presented his last episode on Thursday, May 18.

The presenter, 61, faced a number of controversies before leaving the talk show after more than 20 years.

The Prince’s Trust, founded by the King, said it was “no longer appropriate” for it to work with the broadcaster.

A spokesperson for charity said: “In light of Phillip’s recent admissions, we have agreed with him that it is no longer appropriate to work together.”

The former This Morning co-host admitted having an “unwise but not illegal” affair with an employee with ITV.

The veteran broadcaster’s relationship with the ITV employee took place before he publicly came out as gay on This Morning in 2020.

After Schofield’s resignation, a number of media figures and former employees of the show including Eamonn Holmes and Dr Ranj Singh have made allegations.

Holly Willoughby has said her former co-host lied to her about his affair with a much younger colleague.

Holmes, who said he was “tossed out the door” when he was given the boot from the ITV show, told GB News on Monday that Schofield “created an atmosphere” on This Morning “where people hated him”.

The show’s former resident doctor, Dr Singh, wrote on Twitter on Sunday that he raised concerns about “bullying and discrimination” two years ago when he worked on the show and afterwards felt like he was “managed out” for whistleblowing.

He did not reference Schofield and was making the allegations against the programme.

In an Instagram post, Schofield hit back at his critics, but did not name them, saying there was “no toxicity” on This Morning.

He added: “I hope you have noticed that it’s the same handful of people with a grudge against me or the show who seem to have the loudest voice.”

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