Phillip Schofield ‘begged YouTuber who filmed shamed star with This Morning lover not to post video of them together – telling him it could “ruin my career”
- Video shows YouTuber Jack Jones in restaurant with Schofield at table behind
- He is seen at a table with a younger man as Jones pops confetti
Phillip Schofield begged a YouTube star not to post a video that showed him having a meal with his This Morning lover after the shamed presenter warned it could ‘ruin my career’, it has been claimed.
The video shows YouTuber Jack Jones in what appears to be a restaurant as he pops confetti to celebrate reaching one million followers.
Schofield can be seen in the background at a table with a younger man, who are both startled by the noise.
In a video shared on Twitter, Mr Jones claimed: ‘After I did the video he begged me not to put the video up because he said, “It could ruin my career” and I said, “How could it ruin your career?” And he said he didn’t want to get into it.’
Schofield left ITV earlier this month after admitting to an affair with a younger male colleague at This Morning.
ITV bosses are facing further questions about what they knew of the relationship. One source at the channel said: ‘This is unravelling fast and there is no evidence to suggest it will come to an end any time soon.
Philip Schofield is alleged to have begged a Youtube star not to post a video that showed him having a meal with his lover
‘There are a lot of people out there who feel wronged by ITV and they now have the confidence to have their say.
‘The house of cards appears to be collapsing – it is anybody’s guess where this ends now.’
It comes after former This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes accused ITV bosses of orchestrating a ‘total cover-up’ of Schofield’s affair with his younger lover, saying those in authority ‘had to know’ about the secret relationship.
It has been claimed that the younger lover received a financial settlement from the broadcaster.
Philip left ITV earlier this month after admitting to an affair with a younger male colleague at This Morning
The Daily Mail has been told that he was given a payment following the end of the on-off relationship, which Schofield described as ‘unwise but not illegal’.
ITV has repeatedly declined to comment on the alleged pay-off or deny it.
There were no comments from a representative of the presenter in response to the claims.
He quit the channel on Friday after he revealed to the Daily Mail that he had lied about the affair to sister paper The Mail on Sunday.
But a source claims that the money was handed to the man, who, after he declared his love for Schofield at an awards ceremony in January 2020, was shunted to another of the network’s daytime programmes, Loose Women.
He no longer works there.
ITV insiders said that at some level, bosses must have known about any payment.
One added: ‘There have been numerous pay-offs at ITV and they have always had to be arranged and sanctioned by people of some seniority.’