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THE RUNNER: TV SERIES BASED ON PHILLIP SCHOFIELD CONTROVERSY 'IN DEVELOPMENT'

The controversy around Phillip Schofield, his relationship with This Morning crew member and his exit from ITV are set to be made into a TV series, according to reports from The Sun.



A source told The Sun: "A production company’s started work and they think the series would be a perfect fit for Channel 4. The storyline will reflect what went on. People have seen it from the outside but the drama will give a perspective on what may have occurred behind-closed-doors."



Earlier this year, ITV hired a barrister to conduct an external review into Phillip Schofield's departure from This Morning and his affair with a younger colleague. Read their letter to the Government below...


"Both parties were questioned then and both categorically and repeatedly denied the rumours, as did Phillip’s then agency YMU. In addition, ITV spoke to a number of people who worked on the This Morning and wider Daytime team and were not provided with, and did not find any evidence of a relationship beyond hearsay and rumour..



"Given the ongoing rumours, we continued to ask questions of both parties, who both continued to deny the rumours, including as recently as this month. There has been a lot of inaccuracy in the reporting so I thought it would be useful to set out some facts...


"The ITV employee was aged 19 when he first did work experience at This Morning in 2015 and 20 years old when he applied and succeeded in securing a job as a runner on the show. He subsequently applied for and was successful in securing a promotion to Loose Women in 2019. He left ITV in 2021...



"As you would imagine given the social media scrutiny of him, we have offered him our support throughout this period and indeed are still doing so. The employee has made it clear that he does not wish to be named or identified in connection with this matter. We would be grateful if you would be mindful of this...."


This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV1.



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