ITV have issued a new statement about Phillip Schofield in the wake of his new bombshell interview, admitting they felt “badly let down” by the presenter.
The former This Morning presenter stepped down from the flagship channel after he admitted to having an affair with a younger male colleague.
He described the relationship as “unwise but not illegal” before he confirmed that their relationship was over.
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During an interview on Friday (June 2), Caroline Flack’s mother Christine slammed ITV, saying they had learnt nothing from the death of her daughter in 2020.
When asked if she felt TV executives had learned anything, she said: “No. They haven't learned anything, they haven’t. They treat them as commodities. I know it’s a lovely job and they earn money, but also the television stations earn money from them.
“But they’re not commodities, they’re people, and they’re employed. And if my employer didn’t take care of me, there’d be hell to pay. And there’s not.
“They’re just sidelined, and they’re not protected. They could have someone speaking for him really, whether he did right or wrong. And even his agent, and all of his friends, it’s not a good look really.”
Following her comments, ITV have released a new statement where they said they feel “badly let down” by the broadcaster.
It said: “The relationships we have with those we work with are based on trust. Phillip made assurances to us and his agency which he now acknowledges were untrue and we feel badly let down.
“As a producer and broadcaster, ITV takes its responsibilities around Duty of Care seriously and has robust and well-established processes in place to support the mental and physical health of employees and all those we work with.”
In his BBC interview, the dad-of-two said he was most sorry to the young colleague he had an affair with.
He explained: “I think, to who I am the most sorry by getting involved with me. I have caused you so much pain, and I, again, I am… I'll never forgive myself that I made a bad judgement call, and if only you knew in one moment, one moment, the judgement that I've had for 41 years, if I'd used it at that moment, then things would be very, very different for everybody.”
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