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Phillip Schofield and his spouse Stephanie carry matching brown puppies

Phillip Schofield has been unerringly supported by his spouse Stephanie ever since his exit from This Morning – and it seems they could be battling by means of along with a pair of matching and delightful chocolate brown puppies.

The star turned 62 on Easter Monday and was seen with Stephanie Lowe having fun with a  birthday stroll within the spring sunshine in West London carrying the equivalent canine, believed to be cockapoos.

As properly as Philip’s birthday yesterday, the Easter weekend additionally had a particular significance for the previous couple, as they might have celebrated their thirty first wedding ceremony anniversary on Friday. It isn’t identified in the event that they spent that special occasion collectively.

Friends of Phillip’s have stated not too long ago that he has been down and looking for ‘fulfilling’ methods to take pleasure in life away from broadcasting as a result of his profession and popularity has been tarnished.

And it seems he and his spouse might have determined to get a canine every to assist them by means of some powerful occasions. 

‘Stephanie has continued to assist her estranged husband – now they seem to each have new puppies from the identical litter’, one onlooker stated.

Phillip Schofield was spotted carrying a puppy on a walk on his 62nd birthday yesterday

Phillip Schofield was noticed carrying a pet on a stroll on his 62nd birthday yesterday

Phil was wih his wife Steph, who has supported him throughout and was also carrying a puppy identical to the other

Phil was wih his spouse Steph, who has supported him all through and was additionally carrying a pet equivalent to the opposite

The couple separated in 2020 when Mr Schofield came out as gay - but are not believed to have divorced

The couple separated in 2020 when Mr Schofield got here out as homosexual – however should not believed to have divorced

Phil carries the new puppy - believed to be a cockapoo
Phil carries the new puppy - believed to be a cockapoo

Phil carries the brand new pet – believed to be a cockapoo

Phillip separated from his spouse in 2020 after he got here out as homosexual, however she has continued to staunchly stand by him regardless of his departure from ITV’s This Morning over an affair with a youthful member of employees.

Phil and Stephanie have reportedly by no means legally divorced with sources near the couple saying beforehand that she ‘nonetheless loves him’ deeply and can all the time stay in his ‘assist system’ with their daughters Molly and Ruby.

Mr Schofield has not labored for nearly ten months after leaving This Morning in May final 12 months. His co-host and as soon as shut pal, Holly Willoughby, later left herself, with Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard taking up final month. 

Schofield stood down from the daytime present after admitting he had lied about his relationship with a a lot youthful colleague

Friends of the star have stated that he’s ‘quite certain’ he won’t ever work once more following his admission that he had an affair with a a lot youthful colleague after which lied about it.

One stated: ‘Phillip has been very, very down recently. He doesn’t know the way he’s going to work once more. It’s devastating for him to understand however he additionally is aware of that there’s not lots he can do about it. He doesn’t know who will take him. He is aware of there isn’t a approach again to ITV or the BBC.’

Sources near Schofield say that his buddies are attempting to encourage him to assume he can have a ‘fulfilling life’ away from showbusiness.

One stated: ‘Just because he may not be on telly again doesn’t imply he can’t take pleasure in his life. Phil isn’t so certain although.’

The star has although been tipped for a job on nationwide radio – his ‘old flame’ – with Britain’s largest industrial stations stated to be jostling to deliver him in to woo new listeners from rivals, together with BBC Radio 2.

An ITV report in December cleared bosses of a cover-up and didn’t point out any additional damaging claims about Schofield’s relationship with a younger runner on the present.

Phillip Schofield and Stephanie Lowe married in 1997 and raised two daughters, Molly, right, and Ruby, left, together until their split in 2020. The entire family remain close

Phillip Schofield and Stephanie Lowe married in 1997 and raised two daughters, Molly, proper, and Ruby, left, collectively till their break up in 2020. The total household stay shut

Phillip pictured at a premiere with Stephanie and their two children Ruby (left) and Molly (right) in 2002

Phillip pictured at a premiere with Stephanie and their two kids Ruby (left) and Molly (proper) in 2002

Despite claims of a ‘whitewash’, business insiders informed MailOn-line that it opens the door to the star  getting a brand new big-money deal to return to work in 2024. 

But a senior British broadcasting supply stated a return to TV for Mr Schofield is ‘unlikely – for now’. 

He stated: ‘Now {that a} line has been drawn within the sand by ITV over the Schofield saga, consideration will transfer on.

‘Within a time frame there may be now a spot for Phillip to return, probably not on TV but, however there at the moment are a myriad of alternatives for him on industrial radio the place he can be supplied huge cash to return to his old flame. 

‘The KC’s report offers him a contemporary probability – however no one can be stunned in any respect to see that ITV has discovered itself within the clear because it tries to avoid wasting This Morning’.

Schofield give up This Morning after he admitted to a previous relationship with a youthful male former colleague – however neither males spoke to Jane Mulcahy KC, whose report got here out in December.

Ms Mulcahy discovered that the unnamed runner’s promotion from This Morning to Loose Women ‘had nothing to do’ with Schofield and claimed that additionally ‘just one particular person’ interviewed had data of the affair however ‘didn’t report their data at time’. 

Schofield began out in native radio in New Zealand as a teen earlier than becoming a member of the BBC, internet hosting a preferred present on Radio 1 whereas presenting Going Live.

It now stays to be seen whether or not Britain’s hottest stations, akin to Classic FM, Magic, Virgin, Heart or different giants now swoop. Greatest Hits Radio has additionally been on a hiring spree, grabbing huge names akin to Ken Bruce and Simon Mayo to take listeners from Radio 2.

But sources have stated Schofield may quickly be again in work. 

Furious ITV employees blasted the exterior report into Schofield‘s affair with a youthful colleague as a ‘whitewash’.

One worker informed the Mail of their ‘sheer bewilderment’ that just one junior employee was conscious of the connection.

The report discovered that ITV didn’t cowl up the connection and that station bosses had made ‘appreciable efforts’ to find the reality in 2019 – 4 years earlier than the affair broke. 

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are pictured either side of the man with whom he had an affair

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are pictured both aspect of the person with whom he had an affair

The exterior evaluate discovered that the channel was ‘unable to uncover the related proof‘ till Schofield’s personal admission in May when he informed the Mail that he had been having the connection and that he had later lied about it.

ITV bosses have stated each Schofield and his former lover, who has by no means been named publicly, ‘repeatedly denied’ allegations of a relationship till the star dramatically give up ITV and formally apologised. 

It added that just one particular person out of 48 interviewed – a junior worker – stated they knew concerning the presenter’s relationship with the youthful male former colleague earlier than he revealed it.

Ms Mulcahy revealed that Schofield refused to participate within the evaluate into the circumstances surrounding the his departure due to ‘the chance to his well being’. She added that she was knowledgeable that the host’s psychological well being had since deteriorated.

Schofield’s former colleague and lover additionally declined to take part within the report.