Philip Schofield has admitted he has "lost everything" following his This Morning affair scandal.
Speaking to Amol Rajam in the BBC News interview released this morning, 2 June, the shamed star declared: "“If you don’t think that that is going to have the most catastrophic effect on someone’s mind… do want me to die? Because that’s where I am."
In the interview, Phillip also claimed that the shocking affair with a younger ITV colleague was his "biggest, sorriest secret" but made clear that the the secret trysts were only actually five or six romantic encounters over a few months and they were absolutely "not boyfriends."
Speaking to the BBC about the fallout from the revelations, he said: “It is relentless, and it is day after day, after day after day.
“I have lost everything.”
He also admitted that he sees “nothing ahead of me but blackness and sadness and remorse and guilt” following the fallout from his revelations.
“I’m not in television any more, I don’t know what I am even remotely if I get through this."
Speaking about the future, Phillip admitted that there doesn't feel like there's light at the end of the tunnel, saying: “I don’t know even remotely how I move forward… what am I going to do with my days?
Worryingly, Phillip seemed incredibly low in light of events, adding: “I did something very wrong and then I lied about it consistently and you can’t live with that. How do you live with that?”
Last Friday, 26 May, 61 year old Phillip owned up to a secret affair with one of his much younger ITV colleagues, while still married to his wife, Stephanie Lowe.
Since then he's lost his beloved This Morning gig, other presenting roles plus millions of pounds in endorsement deals.
Phillip has stepped away from ITV altogether, and will not be presenting the Soap Awards either, with Jane McDonald now fronting the show.
As well as his jaw-dropping affair, he also admitted that he had lied to ITV, his colleagues, management and family, as he issued a grovelling apology for the affair that he called "unwise but not illegal."
In his statement, Phillip said that he met the man in question "when he was a teenager", and wanted help to get onto television.
Phillip then said: "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."
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