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Started by Leftie on Feb 7, 2020 1:38:13 PM
Philip Schofield claiming to be gay

It might well be true but I can't be bothered to be interested.

How come he was so nice on CBBC but so awful in real life? He's bloody nasty on "This Morning" a lot of the time.

widenation - 07 Feb 2020 13:40:18 (#1 of 179)

Never seen This Morning. I know who Schofield is, and have no interest in his private life.

nemo75 - 07 Feb 2020 13:41:03 (#2 of 179)

It might well be true but I can't be bothered to be interested.

Jolly good you started a thread, then.

solomongursky - 07 Feb 2020 13:41:38 (#3 of 179)


deadmanwalking23 - 07 Feb 2020 13:45:55 (#4 of 179)

Has he come out the broom cupboard?

nemo75 - 07 Feb 2020 13:49:12 (#5 of 179)

My amazon do dad was scrolling headlines this morning.

‘Philip schofield comes out!’

‘Philip schofield attacked by alpaca.’

The latter was quite surprising.

quattrobhoy - 07 Feb 2020 13:49:43 (#6 of 179)

Gordon the Gopher has had a sore arse for decades!

Delighted_User - 07 Feb 2020 13:50:58 (#7 of 179)

I know very little about Phillip Schofield. I don't quite understand how This Morning is real life while CBBC is not. Are they not both things that involve this newfangled radio-with-pictures? I generally ignore it, but my understanding is that none of it is real life in the ordinary sense of the word.

TheExcession - 07 Feb 2020 13:53:01 (#8 of 179)

Christ, those of who were kids watching CBBC in the late eighties pretty much assumed Schofield was gay back then. Has he only just realised?

Ginmonkey - 07 Feb 2020 13:55:01 (#9 of 179)

I was thinking that. Least surprising coming out since George Michael.

I didn't know he was married though. I thought he was more a Cliff Richard type.

nemo75 - 07 Feb 2020 13:57:31 (#10 of 179)

What about Andi Peters?

widenation - 07 Feb 2020 14:01:40 (#11 of 179)

Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor was unexpected.

HouseOfLametta - 07 Feb 2020 14:02:21 (#12 of 179)

Ah! I thought it was Richard Briers.

yumyum - 07 Feb 2020 14:05:55 (#13 of 179)

Our deputy manager announced it over the walker talkie! Yeah, relevant, not.

nemo75 - 07 Feb 2020 14:06:29 (#14 of 179)

Was the alpaca ok?

Towlie - 07 Feb 2020 14:06:32 (#15 of 179)

Ah! I thought it was Richard Briers.

The sad eyes of Nicholas Parsons.

Delighted_User - 07 Feb 2020 14:12:52 (#16 of 179)

What's odd is that Schofield is about the same age as George Michael, and about as convincing as a heterosexual. But Michael came out in 1998, just about the same time as Schofield was getting married.

It would be interesting to know what was going through his mind at the time. Was he in complete denial, did he think he could overcome unwanted tendencies with the help of a good woman, or was he cynically thinking he could enjoy having a conventional family life while occasionally nipping off to have a bit of gay sex? I can't help thinking that those who come out late in life, at least in most of the Western world, are likely to be either massive cowards or a bit thick.

nemo75 - 07 Feb 2020 14:16:11 (#17 of 179)

Everyone thinks coming out is easy. It’s not, even these days.

airynothing - 07 Feb 2020 14:17:26 (#18 of 179)

Also, it's not that binary. He may have been going through a straight phase.

nemo75 - 07 Feb 2020 14:18:01 (#19 of 179)

Yeah. Sexuality is complex.

nemo75 - 07 Feb 2020 14:18:53 (#20 of 179)

When did you come out as straight Delighted_User?

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