Phillip Schofield defends Eamonn Holmes after facing backlash for ‘inappropriate’ hot tub joke as he came out as gay

Phillip Schofield has praised Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford after he came out as homosexual for the duration of an psychological physical appearance on Friday’s This Early morning.

The Tv presenter defended presenter Eamonn, after he faced backlash from some viewers of the ITV daytime show for making an “inappropriate” remark for the duration of the heartfelt segment.

Eamonn had explained while speaking to Phillip after his announcement: “I’m let down in a few of strategies. First of all I considered you have been likely to come in and announce you had resigned and I could have your job, but that wasn’t to be.

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Phillip Schofield has defended Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford subsequent his physical appearance on This Early morning

“And the next issue, there is this great imponderable in life that has normally bothered me, I considered how come he can sit in a incredibly hot tub with Holly Willoughby and Steph isn’t going to have a challenge and Dan isn’t going to have a challenge.”

Phillip, fifty seven, has now taken to Twitter to praise Eamonn for “lightening a pretty psychological moment.”

The Dancing On Ice host explained: “Can I just say that @EamonnHolmes & @RuthieeL have been totally impressive with me currently, privately downstairs just the three of us and upstairs in front of the environment.

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Eamonn Holmes supported Phillip Schofield after he came out for the duration of an psychological This Early morning physical appearance

“I could not have hoped for a greater, calming and loving established of hugs and assistance, I adore them the two.”

He included: “and for the report, @EamonnHolmes built me snicker, he lightened a pretty psychological moment and I’m pretty delighted that he did,” adopted by a heart emoji.

Previously currently Eamonn included to the nationwide praise for Phillip as he took to social media to share a picture of them hugging for the duration of the episode.

Inside Phillip Schofield's family life as TV presenter comes out as gay
Phillip Schofield praised his wife and two daughters as he came out as homosexual

Eamonn, sixty, wrote: “Shoulder to shoulder …. No a single should really truly feel discomfort , humiliation or intimidation around their Sexual orientation.

“A new chapter awaits you Phillip.”

Phillip unveiled a assertion earlier in the working day expressing his wife of 27 decades Steph had been almost nothing but supportive of him coming out.

He wrote: “You under no circumstances know what’s likely on in someone’s seemingly ideal life, what troubles they are struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing – and so you will not know what has been consuming me for the last handful of decades.

“With the energy and assistance of my wife and my daughters, I have been have been coming to terms with the point that I am homosexual.”

He ongoing: ”Steph has been incredible – I like her so pretty a great deal. She is the kindest soul I have at any time met. My women have been astonishing in their like, hugs and encouraging words of ease and comfort. Both mine and Steph’s overall family members have stunned me with their like, instant acceptance and assistance. Of class they are concerned about Steph, but I know they will scoop us the two up. My pals are the most effective, specially Holly, who has been so sort and wise – and who has hugged me as I sobbed on her shoulder. At ITV, I could not hope to operate with far more excellent, supportive groups.

“Each individual working day on This Early morning, I sit in awe of people we satisfy who have been courageous and open in confronting their reality – so now it is my turn to share mine. This will in all probability all come as some thing of a shock and I recognize, but only by struggling with this, by getting straightforward, can I hope to come across peace in my intellect and a way ahead.

“Please be sort, specially to my family. Phillip.”