Phillip Schofield is heartbroken by the death of his former colleague as he pays tribute to musical director Kate Young

PHILLIP Schofield has been left heartbroken by the death of his former colleague Kate Young.

The TV presenter, 58, has paid tribute to the musical director who he worked closely with in the West End while starring as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Writing on Twitter last night, Phil penned: "Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Kate Young @katarinageo who was one of my musical directors during my Joseph years.

"Kind, funny, so talented, wonderfully bonkers and totally delightful. So sad. All my love to her family"

Phillip's fans and former colleagues reached out to the star and shared their condolences beneath his post.

One penned: "I was in the kids choir in Manchester and was devastated you were not Joseph. Amazing Kate arranged for me to meet you at Edinburgh Playhouse. She was a brilliant woman, I have fantastic memories of her x"

Another said: "Oh Queen Kate. So sad x"

And one more wrote: "Rip kate you was the best musical director of anybody who worked with you"

The This Morning presenter took over from Jason Donovan on the West End stage for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1992.

He even released a single version of the show’s song, Close Every Door, which charted at number 27.

The TV host admits he still has the jacket he wore on stage as well as the
iconic loin cloth.

However, he is not sure his skimpy costume will still fit.

He said: “I have the loincloth as well but I’m not entirely sure that
would fit, I think I had a 26 or 27 inch waist then and it’s 30 now.

“It’s been in the wardrobe, tucked right up at the end. It’s not one of
those things I put in even on my own or a costume party.

“I would be scared it would get a cigarette burn or wine spilt on it.”

In 2018, he put his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat back on to play
Joseph on stage again.

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