Phillip Schofield in talks for tell all book on ITV and Holly Willoughby

Phillip Schofield in talks for tell all book on ITV and Holly Willoughby

Phillip Schofield is contemplating writing a second memoir following 2020's bestseller Life's What You Make It.

The 61 year old has endured something of a cursed year after his brother's child sex offences and the extramarital affair that contributed to him leaving ITV, but the presenter may reportedly tell all in a brand-new book, having been approached by publishing house Hodder & Stoughton.

A source for The Mirror revealed: "Phil has had several approaches by book publishers – including Hodder & Stoughton – about a new memoir, in which he talks more fully about This Morning, Holly [Willoughby], and how his career at ITV imploded.

"His account of this would be incredibly compelling, and no doubt lucrative, though at this stage money has not yet been discussed. Phil liked the approach from Hodder and has spoken to them briefly.

"He made it clear in the conversation that he would like the chance to tell his story in full, and in some ways to draw a line under what has happened, but that he would not do so without the approval of his family," they elaborated.

"[His wife Stephanie Lowe] and [daughters Ruby and Molly] have been his lifeline all this time, while he’s been going through hell in private. So any further discussions are on hold until he has spoken to them, and they are happy with him going ahead."

OK! has reached out to representatives for Phillip and Hodder & Stoughton.

News of this potentially incendiary book comes shortly after it was suggested that Phillip was plotting a comeback on our screens.

He was spotted enjoying some food with regular co-worker Vanessa Feltz earlier this month, which lead to whispers of a Talk TV job possibly up for grabs.

"In the last few weeks he has begun to entertain offers and consider what his next steps might be," shared a source. "When he met with Vanessa earlier this month, she suggested a conversation with Piers [Morgan] about Talk TV and he was open to that conversation.

"Phil spent so long alongside Holly on the This Morning sofa that it’s difficult for him to imagine himself on another platform, and he is not expected to sign with anyone else in the immediate future. Especially with the findings of ITV’s external enquiry due to be made public in the coming weeks."

Brand expert Dermot McNamara jumped on such suggestions, though, arguing that Phillip won't be ready for the spotlight again for some time.

He exclusively told OK: "I don’t think he’ll be wanting to come back into TV at the moment. He can get jobs on his own, he doesn’t need Vanessa to get him a job at Talk TV. He’s still bigger than Vanessa. If he wants to look for work, he probably will find it, because the BBC interview went relatively well for him.

"Most broadcasters would be a bit worried because they won’t want to be seen rewarding bad behaviour. Regardless of [his affair] being ‘unwise but not illegal’, this has huge duty of care ramifications on the people concerned. If anyone does decide to give him a platform again, they’ll have to be careful."

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