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Phillip Schofield dropped as Prince’s Trust ambassador

The Prince’s Trust is dropping former This Morning host Phillip Schofield as an ambassador after the TV personality admitted to an affair with a younger male colleague, and a subsequently lying to cover up the relationship.

The charity, founded by The King when he was Prince of Wales said it is “no longer appropriate” to work with Schofield following his recent admissions. The former daytime television presenter was one of many celebrity ambassadors who promote the charity through promoting its work, or fundraising.

The 61-year-old issued a statement in last week about the relationships and his decision to leave ITV. The statement came about a week after he announced he is leaving his role on the ITV morning show after reports of a rift with his co-star, Holly Willoughby.

Representatives from ITV and other channels will appear in front of the Commons’ culture, media, and sports committee to reform laws governing public broadcasting. MP John Nicolson, a former BBC journalist who is on the committee is also a spokesperson for SNP. On Twitter, he said the recent events at ITV were a “cause for concern” and he was looking forward to learning more from bosses at ITV and getting answers.

In his statement, Schofield apologised for lying repeatedly to hide his relationship with the employee. He calls it “unwise but not illegal.” In response, ITV said it’s “deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit” and confirmed all ties with Phillip have been cut. Back in 2020, the network investigated rumours of a relationship between Phillip and a younger employee although both parties “repeatedly denied” any wrongdoing.

His exit has resulted in him being dropped by his talent agency, YMU. He will no longer host the British Soap Awards in June and will not be fronting a new ITV prime-time series.

The Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by His Majesty who was the Prince of Wales at the time. It is aimed at helping vulnerable young people get their lives on track. Specifically, supporting 11-to-30-year-olds who are at risk of struggling at school, at risk of exclusion, or are unemployed.

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