The Manc - Phillip Schofield has bravely come out as gay in an emotional Instagram post"

Phillip Schofield has bravely come out as gay in an emotional Instagram post

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TV legend Phillip Schofield has revealed he is gay today in an emotional Instagram post.

The 57-year-old This Morning presenter - who has been married for nearly 27 years - made the huge revelation this morning as he paid tribute to his wife and daughters on social media.

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"You never know what's going on in someone's seemingly perfect life, what issues they are struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing - and so you won't know what has been consuming me for the last few years," he wrote.

"With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay."

"This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home.

"I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years, and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby.

"My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusions. Yet still I can't sleep and there have been some very dark moments.

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"My inner conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed so very much for the better.

"Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud.

"Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that comes only from the hurt that I am causing to my family."

His co-host and best friend Holly Willoughby immediately posted in support of her friend, writing: "Never been more proud of my friend than I am today. We’ll be together at 10am on This Morning x."

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