Phillip Schofield dropped by talent agency after 35 years amid ITV exit

Phillip Schofield has been dropped by his talent agency following his shock exit from This Morning.

After a lengthy stint on our screens, the 65-year-old departed his position on the ITV program – which he presented alongside close pal Holly Willoughby – last week.

He has since left ITV with ‘immediate effect’ after confirming that he had an ‘on-off’ affair with a younger colleague.

As well as this, he stepped down as host of the upcoming British Soap Awards, with a replacement yet to be announced.

In a bombshell move, it has now been announced that YMU has ‘parted company’ with Schofield after 35 years.

Mary Bekhait, the Group CEO of YMU Group, told in a statement: ‘Honesty and integrity are core values for YMU’s whole business, defining everything we do. Talent management is a relationship based entirely on trust.

‘This week, we have learned important new information about our client Phillip Schofield.

These facts contradicted what Phillip had previously told YMU, as well as the external advisors we had brought in to support him.

‘As a result, on Thursday we agreed to part company with Phillip, with immediate effect.’

Schofield told, via his lawyers, that he had ‘stepped down’ from being represented by the agency.

‘It is with the most profound regret that after 35 years of being faultlessly managed by YMU I have agreed to step down from their representation with immediate effect,’ he added.

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