Following his resignation from ITV, Phillip Schofield is said to be intending to publish a “tell-all memoir.”
The former This Morning host, 61, withdrew from the public eye following the discovery of his ‘unwise but not illegal’ romance with a younger runner, which led to his resignation from the programme and other ventures.
He was also dropped by his 35-year agent, YMU, as well as The Prince’s Trust, where he was an ambassador, and lost sponsorship arrangements.
Following Schofield’s departure, his co-star Holly Willoughby, 42, took a vacation from the programme and returned “shaken, troubled, and let down.”
According to rumours, the former Dancing on Ice judge is preparing to share his side of events in a new tell-all book after being approached by’several book publishers.’
A source shared: ‘Phil has had several approaches by book publishers – including Hodder & Stoughton – about a new memoir, in which he talks more fully about This Morning, Holly, and how his career at ITV imploded.’
The insider added to The Mirror: ‘He made it clear in the conversation that he would like the chance to tell his story in full, and in some ways to draw a line under what has happened, but that he would not do so without the approval of his family.’
Further conversations, according to the publication, are on hold until he receives approval from his wife Stephanie Lowe and children Molly and Ruby.
ITV said in June that it had appointed a solicitor to conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Schofield’s resignation from the daytime show.
The review’s findings are expected to be made public in the coming weeks, and ITV employees have been questioned about what they knew by Jane Mulcahy KC.
Following his affair disclosure, Schofield later gave tell-all interviews in which he stated he felt suicidal in the aftermath of his deception.
‘I am in a very bad way,’ he said. ‘Mentally, utterly, utterly broken.’
The host also voiced his heartbreak at the prospect of never working on television again, which he referred to as his “safe space.”
Source My Celebrity Life.