ITV presenter Phillip Schofield has received an outpouring of support after revealing he is gay.
The 57-year-old, who has two daughters with wife Stephanie Lowe, made the announcement via a statement on Instagram.
“Huge respect and admiration for our friend Schofe,” he tweeted to presenter Ant Deck and Ant “Sending love to you P, and your 3 lovely girls ❤️.”
Dermot oleary, David walliams and james also applauded him.
“Takes a lot of guts to do this, not least when you’re a very public figure and know it will all be dissected in a very public way,” said good morning to piers morgan”Sending my very best to Schofe and his family.”
Schofield, who has been married to Lowe for 27 years, said in his statement: “Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud.