Phillip Schofield airs concern over whether he should ‘self-isolate’ amid coronavirus fears

Phillip Schofield has questioned whether he should ‘self-isolate’ after visiting Paris with his wife Stephanie and their two daughters Molly, 27, and Ruby, 24.

The This Morning presenter, 57, aired his concerns that due to vague travel guidelines regarding the virus he is unsure whether he should be in quarantine.

During Wednesday’s episode Phil and his co-host Holly Willoughby, 39, discussed the ongoing epidemic with journalist Nick Ferrari and actress Nicola Thorp.

Unsure: Phillip Schofield has questioned whether he should ‘self-isolate’ after visiting Paris with his wife Stephanie and their two daughters Molly, 27, and Ruby, 24

The Foreign Commonwealth Office has online advice about the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China and elsewhere, including France.

The website advice reads: ‘There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus. The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China…

‘But cases have been confirmed in other parts of China and in some other countries, including France. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.’ 

The first case of coronavirus in Europe was reported in France last month and the first and only death in the country was confirmed on February 15.

Sweet display: The This Morning presenter, 57, aired his concerns that due to vague travel guidelines regarding the virus he is unsure whether he should be in quarantine following his trip to the French capital with his family (pictured)

Sweet display: The This Morning presenter, 57, aired his concerns that due to vague travel guidelines regarding the virus he is unsure whether he should be in quarantine following his trip to the French capital with his family (pictured)

Chat: During Wednesday's episode Phil and his co-host Holly Willoughby, 39, discussed the ongoing epidemic with journalist Nick Ferrari (left) and actress Nicola Thorp (right)

Chat: During Wednesday’s episode Phil and his co-host Holly Willoughby, 39, discussed the ongoing epidemic with journalist Nick Ferrari (left) and actress Nicola Thorp (right)

The sufferer was one of 12 people in the country who had contracted the virus, four of whom have been sent home while the other seven remain in hospital.

Phillip  jetted on a family holiday to Paris during half term, just weeks after coming out as gay following 27 years of marriage.

Out of 80,000 people who have contracted the condition so far just 13 of them have been in the UK. 

The TV legend and his wife Stephanie were joined by their daughters, as they enjoyed the sights of the City Of Love, including a trip to drink champagne on top of the Eiffel Tower and to the swanky Le Cinq restaurant. 

Earlier this month, Phillip  took to Instagram and appeared on This Morning to confirm he was gay, in news that shocked the nation, as he suffered ‘inner conflict’ and is now ready to ‘celebrate and be proud’ of his sexuality. 

Sweet: Phillip jetted on a family holiday to Paris during half term, just weeks after coming out as gay following 27 years of marriage

Sweet: Phillip jetted on a family holiday to Paris during half term, just weeks after coming out as gay following 27 years of marriage

In the midst of his half-term break from This Morning, in which he and co-host Holly are given a week off, Phillip headed away with his family. 

Phillip appeared to be having the time of his life on the trip, where his daughter Ruby shared videos of the group drinking champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower. 

The group seemed overjoyed to be enjoying their trip away as they also indulged in some swanky meals throughout the jaunt, including an evening at Le Cinq gourmet restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel George V.

Ruby shared videos of their meals as well as turning the camera to her incredible suave dad, who wore a white shirt and black blazer.   

Sweet: Phillip appeared to be having the time of his life on the trip, where his daughter Ruby shared videos of the group drinking champage at the top of the Eiffel Tower

Sweet: Phillip appeared to be having the time of his life on the trip, where his daughter Ruby shared videos of the group drinking champage at the top of the Eiffel Tower

Phillip spoke about his battles with keeping his secret and the relief of coming out. Phil met Stephanie when she was a BBC production Assistant and he was working for the BBC Children’s television. 

After 27 years of marriage to Steph, he revealed he suffered ‘inner conflict’ and is now ready to ‘celebrate and be proud’ of his sexuality, yet insists he is not thinking about a new relationship. 

Speaking about telling his daughters, he said: ‘It wasn’t easy [telling my daughters]. But they are so amazing in their love and support. They jumped up and gave me a hug, a big hug, a long hug…

Yum! The group seemed overjoyed to be enjoying their trip away as they also indulged in some swanky meals throughout the jaunt, iWow! Their outings included an evening at Le Cinq gourmet restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel George V

Yum! The group seemed overjoyed to be enjoying their trip away as they also indulged in some swanky meals throughout the jaunt, including an evening at Le Cinq gourmet restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel George V

Sweet: Ruby also shared snaps of her mum at the swanky dinner

Sweet: Ruby also shared snaps of her mum at the swanky dinner

Tough times: Earlier this month, the TV host took to Instagram and appeared on This Morning to confirm he was gay

Tough times: Earlier this month, the TV host took to Instagram and appeared on This Morning to confirm he was gay

‘They hugged Steph and said, ‘It’s OK, this is fine.’ We will always be a family. We’ll always be that. My mum has been on the phone all morning, ‘Hope you’re OK.’ I told her and she said, ‘OK, I don’t care.’ And that’s the same with everyone.’

Speaking about how his mum Pat, 83, reacted: ‘It was the same with my mum, my mum is watching this today…

‘She’s been on the phone this morning – hope you’re OK. I went down to see her, she’s down in Cornwall, and I went down to see her… And I told her and she said “oh, OK, well, I don’t care” – and that’s the same with everyone.’

Asked about a potential new relationship, he said: ‘I don’t think so, I’m not thinking there. I’m doing each day at a time now. This has always been a slow process… 



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