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TV host dropped from charity


Phillip Schofield will no longer represent The Prince’s Trust. 

A TV host has been dropped as the ambassador of a charity founded by the King following his admission of an affair with a younger colleague.

Phillip Schofield, 61, announced last week that he was leaving ITV in a statement, adding that he lied to cover up the affair. 

Mr Schofield had earlier left his role with the channel’s flagship This Morning show amid reports of a rift with his co-star. 

Mr Schofield apologised for his decision to to hide the relationship with the younger male employee, describing it "unwise but not illegal".

ITV confirmed that Schofield’s behaviour was investigated in 2020 but he and the colleague “repeatedly denied it”. 

Mr Schofield was also dropped by his talent agency, and has now had all ties severed with the Prince’s Trust. 

The charity, founded by King Charles in 1976, has a number of celebrity ambassadors who support its fundraising and promotion work. 

A spokesperson for The Prince's Trust said: "In light of Phillip's recent admissions, we have agreed with him that it is no longer appropriate to work together."



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