Phillip Schofield has admitted he knew he was gay when he got married in 1993, and tried to suppress his sexuality until his bombshell announcement.
The popular television presenter came out in an emotional statement posted on Instagram on Friday morning, followed by an appearance on ITV's This Morning when he was interviewed by his co-host Holly Willoughby.
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) February 7, 2020
He told The Sun On Sunday: "I admit I was perhaps a bit naive. But when we got married it was a joyous time and it wasn't a consideration in my head. I was so, so happy when we had the girls, and then bringing them up."
The 57-year-old, who has received widespread support from fellow celebrities since his announcement, said he thought he might be bisexual until he "realised and started coming to terms" with being gay.