Philip Schofield, host of This Morning took to Instagram (this morning) to come out as gay.

The TV presenter, who has been married for 27 years and has 2 daughters said he suffered with “inner conflict” but is now ready to “celebrate” being part of the LGBTQ community.

In an emotional post to his Instagram story, Schofield wrote how “You never know what’s going on in someone’s seemingly perfect life, what issues they’re struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing”, adding that with the “strength and support” of his family, he has been coming to terms with his sexuality.

Yet despite their support, Schofield goes to say there have been “some very dark moments”.

Adding, “my inner conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed so very much for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud. Yes, I am feeling pain and confusion, but that only comes from the pain I am causing my family”.

He closed his letter by saying, “Every day at This Morning, I sit in awe of those brave and open in confronting their truth – so now it’s my turn to share mine. This will probably come as something of a surprise and I understand, but only by facing this, by being honest, can I hope to find peace in my mind, and move forward”.

Aww, we hope you find the peace and happiness you’re looking for Schofie!