By Charlie Herbert
Phillip Schofield has hit out at those with a “grudge” against him in a new statement on social media.
The 61-year-old announced on Friday that he had resigned from ITV after admitting that he had lied about an “unwise, but not illegal” affair with a young male colleague on This Morning, whilst he was married to his then-wife.
Since then, a number of Phillip Schofield’s former ITV and This Morning colleagues have hit out against him and the show.
Most recently, former This Morning star Dr. Ranj released a statement criticising the show’s “toxic” culture.
This morning, Phillip Schofield took to social media to hit out at those who have a “grudge” against him and defend This Morning against the claims of toxicity.
He said on Instagram: “Now I no longer work on This Morning I am free to say this. I hope you have noticed that it’s the same handful of people with a grudge against me or the show who seem to have the loudest voice. This Morning is the best show to work on, with the best people.”
He continued, “In all the years I worked there there was no toxicity. You can listen to those persistently loud voices if you like. But the thousands of guests over the years, thousands of staff and crew, hundreds of presenters and contributors all know, it is a family of wonderful, talented, kind, hard-working people.”
Ranj Singh, who worked as the show’s resident doctor, said he was concerned about bullying and discrimination on the show.
He said he felt like he was “managed out” for whistleblowing.
Schofield’s statement comes as This Morning returns on Monday with Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary hosting.
This article originally appeared on JOE UK.