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Siobhan Macdonald

ITV bosses 'ignored' email that 'exposed Phillip Schofield's affair with colleague'

This Morning whistle-blowers allegedly sent ITV bosses an email informing them of Phillip Schofield's affair with a younger male colleague.

The email was reportedly sent by an ex ITV staff member in an attempt to warn TV bosses about the then rumoured affair between Phillip, and the un-named colleague in 2020. The email, obtained by MailOnline, was allegedly sent to senior ITV staff as the author raised their concerns about the relationship.

The unnamed former employee of This Morning pushed for Phillip, 61, to have his hosting role suspended while bosses investigate the matter. Excerpts of the letter read: "With the current rumours and accusations swirling around about Phillip Schofield…why is he still on our screens?"

"Why have ITV not suspended him pending an internal inquiry," the letter questioned.

"I would have thought in this day and age that a mainstream broadcaster such as ITV ought to be seen to be doing all it can to deal with issues like this, find out where the truth lies and, in the meantime, suspend those who the rumours concern," the author added.

The young man worked as a runner on This Morning (( Image: Twitter))

According to Mail Online, the email also allegedly contained a link to a YouTube video which detailed the timeline of Phillip's relationship with the young man before he recently confessed to the affair.

The email allegedly had photographs of Phillip and the young runner at work together, as well as text conversations alleged to have taken place between them during their affair.

Phillip Schofield has publicly apologised to his ex-wife Stephanie for having an affair during their 27 year marriage (Getty)

The ex staff member concluded: "Come on ITV – it's time to take action and do the responsible thing."

The email leak comes as ITV faces questions about how much was known of Phillip's affair, as former This Morning host Eamonn Holmes claimed the relationship was 'covered up' by bosses.

Eamonn sat down with GB News on Tuesday night for a bombshell tell-all interview where he made the accusations against his former employer. "It's an illusion, it's an illusion," he claimed as GB News presenter Dan Wootton asked: "Isn't it a cover-up?"

"It's a total cover-up. Those in authority had to know what was going on and they thought they would dodge a bullet with this, and they do constantly.

"With Schofield talking about 'those who speak out against him' namely me, Amanda Holden, [Dan Wootton], you'll be included in the toxicity, Dr simply think, 'No mate, you've had it all your way for far too long.'"

After Phil confessed the affair after being dropped by his former management YMU and completely cutting ties with ITV, the broadcaster confirmed they investigated rumours of the relationship in 2020.

A spokesperson told the Mirror: "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."

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