Viewer asks BBC to 'justify' its Phillip Schofield coverage
Phillip Schofield issued a statement to the Daily Mail on Friday evening explaining that whilst the affair was “unwise” it “wasn’t illegal”.
Whilst ITV initally accepted Phillip’s apology and said nothing else on the matter, they have since issues another statement which explains they knew nothing about the affair.
ITV has said it was “not provided with, and did not find, any evidence of a relationship beyond hearsay and rumour” when it investigated rumours of a relationship between Phillip Schofield and an ITV employee which were denied by both parties in early 2020.
An ITV spokesperson said: “Further to our statement last night, ITV can confirm that when rumours of a relationship between Phillip Schofield and an employee of ITV first began to circulate in early 2020 ITV investigated.
“Both parties were questioned and both categorically and repeatedly denied the rumours as did Phillip’s then agency YMU.
“In addition, ITV spoke to a number of people who worked on This Morning and were not provided with, and did not find, any evidence of a relationship beyond hearsay and rumour.
“Phillip’s statement yesterday reveals that he lied to people at ITV, from senior management to fellow presenters, to YMU, to the media and to others over this relationship.”
Mary Bekhait, the Group CEO of Phillip’s agency YMU Group also cut ties with the star and said: “Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s whole business, defining everything we do. Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.
“This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield. These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisors we had brought in to support him.
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