Alan Carr apparently made fun of Phillip Schofield’s leaving from This Morning while filming his Christmas TV special.
Schofield’s departure from the ITV show was revealed in May of this year, following allegations about purported issues in his friendship with his former longtime co-host Holly Willoughby.
Shortly later, the 61-year-old revealed that he lied about having an affair with a younger male colleague on the programme, stating, ‘I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.’
The former Chatty Man presenter, 47, was recording his newest event at London’s Hackney Empire, according to the Mirror, with the programme slated to debut in December.
‘Oh, Hackney, why did I say I’d film this in the middle of a f*****g heatwave,’ he said during the show’s opening.
‘I am sweating up here like Phillip Schofield’s lawyer, honestly!’
This comes after rumours a production firm is trying to develop a play around Phillip’s ‘s escape from ITV, with the working title ‘The Runner’.
‘A production company’s started work and they think the series would be a perfect fit for Channel 4,’ a source told The Sun.
‘The storyline will reflect what went on. People have seen it from the outside but the drama will give a perspective on what may have occurred behind-closed-doors.
‘It could make for uncomfortable viewing for Phil and ITV.’
Earlier this summer, ITV executives spoke before the Culture, Media, and Sport Committee concerning Schofield’s departure from This Morning and the network.
ITV CEO Dame Carolyn McCall underlined the need of establishing “facts” following “speculation, rumours, and misinformation.”
‘The people that have said they knew would only have heard rumours,’ she claimed in regard to Schofield’s affair with the runner.
‘If any one of the individuals you referenced had come to us and said there is evidence of a relationship, with evidence, we would’ve been able to launch a formal investigation, because the imbalance of power and dynamics makes it deeply inappropriate.’
Source My Celebrity Life.