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Piers Morgan Makes Coming Out Coronavirus 'Joke' To Phillip Schofield

Piers Morgan Makes Coming Out Coronavirus 'Joke' To Phillip Schofield

Piers Morgan made a 'coming out' joke to Phillip Schofield today on Good Morning Britain which he luckily found hilarious.

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On Monday's episode of GMB, Piers was joined by usual co-host Susanna Reid via webcam link (as she is currently self-isolating), as well as Lorraine Kelly, Phil and Holly Willoughby and they were discussing social distancing and the coronavirus outbreak.

Piers, 54, joked mid-discussion: "Phil, it's weird for you right, Phil - you come out and everyone goes in."

The five presenters - who were stood two metres apart - chuckled and the 57-year-old responded: "I've got to say, I've got to say, I just gave him that line, I gave him that line," taking the quip in his stride.

Piers clearly couldn't help himself whilst they were talking about social distancing and people being urged to stay at home as much as possible on the show.

Phillip announced he was gay earlier this year (Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain)
Phillip announced he was gay earlier this year (Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain)
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The joke between the friends of course comes since Phillip announced he was gay earlier this year, whilst still married to his wife Stephanie Lowe.

He said on his Instagram story at the time: "You never know whats going on in someones seemingly perfect life, what issues they are struggling with or the state of their wellbeing - and so you wont know what has been consuming me for the last few years. With the strength and support of my wife and daughters I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.

"This is something that has caused many heart breaking conversations at home. I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years and we have two beautiful grown up daughters, Molly and Ruby. My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their confusion. Yet still I cant sleep and there have been some very dark moments."

"My inner conflict consists with an outside world which has changed very much for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud. Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that comes from the hurt that I have cause to my family.

Phil talked about his decision to come out on 'This Morning' (Credit: This Morning/ITV)
Phil talked about his decision to come out on 'This Morning' (Credit: This Morning/ITV)

"Steph has been incredible - I love her so very much. She is the kindest soul I have ever met. My girls have been astonishing in their love, hugs and encouraging words of comfort. Both mine and Steph's entire families have stunned me with their love, instant acceptance and support. Of course they are worried about Steph, but I know they will scoop us both up. My friends are the best, especially Holly, who has been so kind and wise - and who has hugged me as I sobbed on her shoulder. At ITV, I couldn't hope to work with more wonderful, supportive teams.

"Every day on This Morning, I sit in awe of those who have been brave and open in confronting their truth - so now it's my turn to share mine."

He finished: "This will probably all come as something of a surprise and I understand, but only by facing this, by being honest, can I hope to find peace in my mind and a way forward. Please be kind, especially to my family."

His best friend Holly and fans flooded to support the brave This Morning presenter. But at least it seems he is now able to talk about it openly, taking it all in his stride.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

Topics: TV and Film, Phillip Schofield

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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