Phillip Schofield has praised Holly Willoughby for helping him through “dark” times.
The 58-year-old opened up about his mental health on This Morning today, and credited Holly for supporting him after he came out as gay earlier this year.
Phillip also praised his wife Stephanie Lowe, and their daughters Molly, 27, and Ruby, 24.
The presenter was chatting to Simon Gunning, CEO of charity CALM, about rising suicide rates in the UK when he spoke about his own battle.
Phillip said: “Over the next few weeks I will be talking quite a lot about my mental health and where my head has been in recent times.”
“It’s surprising how you think you’ve got a grip on everything and suddenly your head takes you to dark and scary places.”
“You say that loved ones can be instrumental on helping and there’s no question I needed a lot of help in recent times with people who sit right beside me right now [pointing to Holly] who helped me enormously,” he said.
“Steph, my wife at home, my girls [daughters], my family… and loved ones can be instrumental in helping.”
Phillip continued: “I understand and realise that not everyone is as lucky as I am, to have sympathetic ears to listen to.”
“Or people that can even understand how you can help someone just by listening but the first point surely has to be, really, is to reach out to the people that know you the best and hopefully you can find a rock that you can tie yourself to…”
“I am not trained in any way, but all I know is that I’ve been to some fairly dark places in my head that when those clouds roll in…”
“If you are patient, if you hang on, if you wait, then it is extraordinary how the clouds break up and a little bit of sunshine can come through.”
“Don’t rush into judging your life because you never know where it might go quite quickly,” he added.
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