“I just wasn’t being honest with myself, my family and friends, or the public. I’ve known about this for some time now. It’s time to admit to everyone that although I’ve been on television for 27 years, I’ve contributed nothing of any significant cultural value.
Attenborough’s changing the climate, Palin took us around the world. Even someone like Gary Lineker can say he explains VAR. But I can point to nothing. It’s time to be honest with people, admit it’s all been a waste of time and accept a payrise or do some more adverts.”
Schofield says his family, colleagues and the public have been very supportive. “Steph and the girls have been amazing. I think they’ve known all along that my career was a sham, and I know they’ll help me rebuild my life. I’m still on ITV, I’m not ready for a new contract with another channel yet.”
Questions were immediately asked as to the value of Holly Willoughby’s career in broadcasting. A spokesman for ITV said, “Holly continues to have our full support in her career as a presenter, shampoo advertiser and all-round nice person.”
Meanwhile, the public continues to tune in and enter competitions during the commercial breaks.