Caroline Flack’s mum said Schofield has already lost enough.
Caroline Flack’s mum has defended Phillip Schofield as the presenter continues to deal with the fallout from his affair and his sudden exit from This Morning.
Caroline’s mother Christine said ITV has learned nothing since her daughter died from suicide in February 2020.
In an interview with BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, Christine said ITV isn’t caring for Schofield.
“If my employer didn’t take care of me, there’d be all hell to pay. And there’s not,” she said.
Christine said the abuse Schofield is facing is “relentless” and that it is similar to what her daughter Caroline Flack faced.
“Every day she would try to be a bit stronger, which I should imagine Phillip is [doing],” Christine said.
She said the worse thing is the abuse doesn’t stop. “You get more and more thrown at you.”
Christine said the public and press should lay off Schofield because he has already “lost his job and his world”.
Schofield admitted he understood how Caroline Flack felt during an interview with The Sun.
Following the backlash, the presenter spoke to the publication about how he was feeling after the scandal came to light.
The broadcaster stepped down from This Morning and no longer works for ITV. He also confirmed his relationships with his ex-wife and Holly Willoughby are now damaged.
Holly Willoughby will return to ITV’s This Morning on Monday, June 5th.