Rumours surrounding Phillip Schofield have been swirling since he came as out during This Morning with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on Friday 7th February 2020.
This is a roundup of the latest we know about Phillip Schofield and his runner/personal assistant.
Phillip met Matthew McGreevy when he was around 10 as a patron of The 2 Faced Theatre Company that’s based in Dukinfield.
Phillip started following Matthew McGreevy on Twitter when he was 15.
Matthew McGreevy crowdfunded for £500 to move to London where he landed a position as a runner on ITV’s This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Once moved to London Matthew McGreevy’s career seems to revolve around working with Philip Schofield. His LinkedIn shows as his linked in lists working on This Morning, Dancing on Ice and 5 Gold Rings.
The runner has ambitions to be a presenter and is present on many clips of This Morning on their YouTube channel. Matthew also was allowed the use of the This Morning set to interview Phillip Schofield for his showreel.
Various videos and photos have emerged of Phillip Schofield having meals with the This Morning Runner.
Philip Schofield was openly out to ITV staff and peers such as Steve Allen claim to have known for over 30 years that he was gay.
Schofieild appears to have regularly socialised with the runner outside of work.
Something happened in the summer of 2019 and Phillip Schofield employs a crisis management / reputation agency.
Ruth Langsford puts in an official complaint with ITV about Phillip Schofield. Many initially thought this was due to being cut off but now believe it could be to do with using his power over someone the same age as Ruths son.
Matthew McGreevy moves to loose women in late 2019 and seemingly is no longer involved in any Phillip Schofield shows. Records an Instagram video about working on loose women and having a break from social media.
Phillip Schofield comes out with the help of Willoughby to read his statement who reaffirms that no one forced this and it was the “right time”.
Phillip Schofield gives an exclusive interview to the Sun and their journalists are very supportive of his brave decision.
Phil declined to comment on whether he is in a relationship with a man, or has been in the past.
He added: “I understand that people will ask that question. It is one I’d ask myself.
“But Steph and I have agreed to keep our private life private. I hope people understand.”From the sun
Amanda Holden, who has a long-running feud with Schofield, drops big hints on Instagram with the caption “Always more interesting what goes on behind the scenes ♥️ 😜”. Holden has also said in the past that there is a “large can and some people have a tin opener”.
After coming out Phillip Schofield looks increasingly anxious and on edge during live shows. Holly takes the lead in presenting and many notice Schofield stumbling over his autocue lines.
Joan Collins asks live on Good Morning Britain “why this is news, we all knew and what more is happening?” Perez Hilton also on GMB says he hopes the allegations aren’t true and the Phillip Schofield coming out story remains positive. Joan is cut off after asking more about the story and Piers morgan looks like he’s biting his lip.
The runner strangely appears on stage along with the onscreen staff and directors for the 2018 National Television awards in 2018 when this morning wins the daytime award. Very unusual for the most junior member of staff to be on the stage right next to the main presenters and very clearly in shot just behind Holly Willoughby.
As of 11th February 2020 various national newspapers are dropping hints concerning the runner. Including this from the Daily Mail Online:
The source added that Schofield would openly socialise with the other gay men on This Morning, often taking them ‘under his wing’.
Schofield would support men struggling to cope with their sexuality, including one runner who he ended up mentoring.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7991617/Phillip-Schofield-STOPPED-Dancing-Ice-rehearsals-sexuality.html
There are countless accounts of young boys saying that Phillip Schofield messaged them on Snapchat and several publications have run stories on this.
Private eye has been saying Phili Schofield was gay and his marriage a sham since at least 2012 where they attracted a backlash from a gay blogger, below:
Social media and Tattle Life is full of comments about Phillip Schofield and the real story.
Let me know anything important missed and I’ll update the article to include it all.