Miriam Margolyes claims she KNEW Phillip Schofield’s sexuality


Miriam Margolyes claimed she guessed Phillip Schofield‘s sexuality prior to his coming out as she believed he was ‘a bit camp’. 

During an appearance on This Morning on Tuesday, the Harry Potter actress, 80, lauded Phillip, 59, for coming out last year, as she praised the host for his ‘bravery’ before detailing her own relationship with Heather Sutherland. 

She said: ‘You’re very brave too because you came out. I sort of thought you might be gay when I met you because you’re a bit camp. And I’m a bit camp too.’

Oh! Miriam Margolyes claimed she guessed Phillip Schofield’s sexuality prior to his coming out as she believed he was ‘a bit camp’

On 7 February 2020, Phil revealed his sexuality, firstly taking Instagram to share a statement before appearing on This Morning to discuss his news with his co-host and best friend Holly Willoughby, during which he broke down in tears. 

Speaking about Phil, Miriam said: ‘You’re very brave too because you came out. I sort of thought you might be gay when I met you because you’re a bit camp…

‘I’m a bit camp too. People shouldn’t come out to people who can’t handle it. When I fell in love I wanted to tell everyone. We’ve been together for 53 years which is amazing. I’m trying to behave well. I don’t want to upset people…

‘I don’t know if I know how to behave well.’ 

'Feeling lighter and lighter': Phillip Schofield has announced he is gay in an impassioned post shared to Instagram before appearing on This Morning to discuss the news with his co-star Holly Willoughby

‘Feeling lighter and lighter’: During an appearance on This Morning on Tuesday, the Harry Potter actress, 80, lauded Phillip, 59, for coming out last year, as she praised the host for his ‘bravery’ before detailing her own relationship with Heather Sutherland

Oops! On 7 February 2020, Phil revealed his sexuality, firstly taking Instagram to share a statement before appearing on This Morning to discuss his news with his co-host and best friend Holly Willoughby, during which he broke down in tears

Oops! On 7 February 2020, Phil revealed his sexuality, firstly taking Instagram to share a statement before appearing on This Morning to discuss his news with his co-host and best friend Holly Willoughby, during which he broke down in tears

Due to her usual outrageous outbursts, viewers await Miriam’s TV appearances with excitement – with many taking to Twitter on Tuesday to delight in her words to Phil. 

Users penned: ‘Miriam to Phil: I always knew you were a bit gay she really dosnt care what she says that is why I love her #ThisMorning… U’ve gotta love Miriam days u’re a bit camp to Phil effortlessly’. 

Last year, Phillip reveal the news in a lengthy and impassioned post before appearing on This Morning to discuss his announcement with his co-host and best friend Holly Willoughby, during which he broke down in tears.  

Shocker: She said: 'You're very brave too because you came out. I sort of thought you might be gay when I met you because you're a bit camp. And I'm a bit camp too'

Shocker: She said: ‘You’re very brave too because you came out. I sort of thought you might be gay when I met you because you’re a bit camp. And I’m a bit camp too’

After 27 years of marriage to his wife Steph, he has revealed that he has suffered ‘inner conflict’ and is now ready to ‘celebrate and be proud’ of his sexuality, yet insists he is not thinking about a new relationship.

Phillip, who shares daughters Molly, 28, and Ruby, 25, with his wife, spoke about his battles with keeping his secret and the relief of coming out. Phil met Stephanie when she was a BBC production Assistant and he was working for BBC Children’s TV.

Kicking off the subject on This Morning, Holly said: ‘I think we all just take a breath at that point, reading that I can hear your voice, the pain, how difficult it is for you, this is a big day. I know this is something you’ve been living with for a really long time’.

Phil responded: ‘It’s funny because everyone I’ve spoken to, and you, have all been so supportive and so loving and caring, and my entire family to a person have grabbed us and said it’s ok, we love you we’re proud of you… 

Ha! Tickled fans took to Twitter to laugh at Miriam's direct nature

Ha! Tickled fans took to Twitter to laugh at Miriam’s direct nature

‘Every person I tell it gets a little lighter and a little lighter, at the same time I have made this decision which is essential for me and essential for my head and that is principally the reason I have done this…

‘They have been supporting while we get to this moment because we all know it was coming. We’ve never had any secrets…

‘It is tough but it’s not something that has happened quickly, I have had to deal with this in my head for quite some time, we’ve gone through this together, we have been honest and have been open and Stephanie as I said, you know’.

Quick to lavish praise on his wife, he said: ‘She’s amazing, she’s incredible, there’s no one in my life who would have supported me…

‘As a wife the way she’s supported me, she’s astonishing, literally astonishing, it’s a good questions, you know this has been bothered me for a very long time.’

Tickled: Due to her usual outrageous outbursts, viewers await Miriam's TV appearances with excitement - with many taking to Twitter on Tuesday to delight in her words to Phil

Tickled: Due to her usual outrageous outbursts, viewers await Miriam’s TV appearances with excitement – with many taking to Twitter on Tuesday to delight in her words to Phil



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