Phillip Schofield arrives home following This Morning interview after coming out

Phillip Schofield has been photographed returning to his home in Oxfordshire, after announcing to the world that he is gay.

The This Morning presenter, who doesn’t usually host the show on a Friday, made a guest appearance to discuss the announcement with Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

He was pictured arriving home to the house he shares with his wife, Steph, in Henley after coming out publicly about his sexuality.

The presenter, 57, had made the announcement on his Instagram story, before opening up on the show about why he had finally chosen to speak out.

Speaking to Holly about his wife Steph, a Phillip tearfully said: ‘This is not something that’s happened quickly. I’ve had to deal with this in my head for quite some time.

‘We’ve gone through this together, we’ve been honest and we’ve been open, and Steph, as I said… I can’t write in any statement what I feel about that woman.

‘She is amazing. She’s incredible. There is no one in my life who would have supported me, as a wife, the way she’s supported me. She’s astonishing, literally astonishing.’

He also revealed why he had decided to go public with his sexuality now, adding: ‘The thing is, you know this has been bothering me for a very long time.

‘I think everybody does these things at their own speed, their own time, when they feel the time is right. There’s no question that this, in recent times, consumed my head.’

He added that his colleagues on the show were all very supportive of him, explaining: ‘It’s funny because everyone I have spoken to, you have all been so supportive.

‘Every person I tell it gets a little lighter, it is essential for me and my head, and of course, I am very aware that Steph and the girls are at home watching this. There is no question that this has caused pain and upset.’

Phil added that he was proud of himself for speaking out and being true to himself, adding: ‘It was something I knew that I had to do. And I don’t know what the world will be like, no, I don’t know how this will be taken or what people will think.

‘But what I would say is, yes I am very, very conscious of the hurt and so my overriding emotion for my family is obviously going to be guilt because I do feel guilty that this can’t be anything other than a painful process.

‘But at the same time, I will sit here and say, “Actually I am proud of myself today”. And I am proud of myself today.’

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