Several social media users reacted to Phillip Schofield’s statement to the Daily Mail, where the presenter admitted that he had an affair with a young ITV colleague while being married to Stephanie Lowe.

Twitter users wondered if the young colleague was Matthew McGreevy. Schofield has not named any individual in the statement and we cannot verify if the two ever had an affair.

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Schofield was involved in an alleged grooming scandal. It revolved around his relationship with McGreevey – a young showrunner. The presenter was accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior and displaying favoritism towards McGreevey.

“I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning. Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship. That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over,” Schofield’s statement to the Daily Mail read.

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The 61-year-old added that he has quit ITV.

“That’s Matthew McGreevy.. The boy Philip had affair with. I thought he was only around 20 now but if this was filmed in 2014 then that says it all,” a Twitter user said.

“I hope Matthew Mcgreevy is alright. Obviously this has been known online for a while with folks posting his pics all over the internet but now that the press is reporting on it I hope he doesn’t get any harassment and that he’s got a good support system to help him through this,” another one added.

“Holy fucking shit, so Phillip Schofield has actually finally admitted EVERYTHING we thought a number of years ago, regarding the runner Matthew McGreevy?” a third one tweeted.

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Phillip Schofield came out as gay in 2020. He and his wife Stephanie Lowe parted ways. They have two children – Ruby and Molly.

An ITV spokesperson said: “We are deeply disappointed by the admissions of deceit made tonight by Phillip Schofield. The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust. Philip made assurances to us which he now acknowledges were untrue and we feel badly let down. We accept his resignation from ITV and therefore can confirm that he will not be appearing on ITV as had previously been stated.”