…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.
Former BBC Breakfast presenter, Dan Walker, has come forward to advocate for an end to the “relentless hounding” of Phillip Schofield.
Schofield recently stepped down from his role as presenter on ITV’s This Morning following his admission of having an affair with a younger colleague from the show.
Phillip Schofield Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles in Tell-All Interviews
In recent interviews with the BBC and The Sun, Schofield candidly discussed his mental health challenges.
He expressed fear of public backlash, including the possibility of being spat at in the street, and believed that his career was irreparably damaged.
Schofield’s decision to give these interviews stemmed from his desire to share his side of the story, emphasizing that an innocent person was involved who had done nothing wrong and was vulnerable like himself.
Dan Walker Expresses Hope for Investigation and Support, Condemns Media Harassment
Dan Walker released a statement expressing his hope that the issues at This Morning would be thoroughly investigated and resolved.
He also wished for the individuals involved to receive the necessary support and for the show to continue.
Walker further condemned the relentless hounding of Schofield by certain elements of the media, noting the impact it has on individuals who may already be struggling.
Phillip Schofield’s Desperation and Comparison to Caroline Flack
During the interviews, Schofield expressed his profound despair, comparing himself to the late TV presenter Caroline Flack, who tragically took her own life in 2020.
Schofield acknowledged the immense support he has received from his daughters, crediting them with saving his life.
He revealed that they have remained by his side constantly, unwilling to let him out of their sight due to their fear for his well-being.
Schofield admitted that without his daughters’ presence, he did not see a future for himself.