Dancing on Ice’s star praises Phillip Schofield for ‘normalising’ coming out

TV presenter Phillip Schofield helped "normalise" the process for men to come out as gay – says Dancing on Ice co-star, Matt Evers.

Matt, 43, was married to a woman before coming out in his 20s – and says Phil’s brave honesty will help others internally struggling with their sexuality.

“It has to not be a thing to come out,” says Matt.

"There are a lot of people who are struggling with their identity and struggling with their sexuality, and just making it more normal helps people ease into that process."

Phil, 57, has been married to wife Stephanie since 1993, and the couple have two daughters.


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Matt adds: "I didn’t realise I was gay until my mid-20s. Everyone goes through their own process."

Phil hosted Dancing on Ice just two days after his emotional interview on This Morning, and Matt says the show’s “family” surrounded him with love. Matt was speaking at the Prince of Egypt opening night at London’s Dominion theatre.

Meanwhile, Phillip has been faced with the threat of the global outbreak of the killer coronavirus.


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During a conversation on This Morning about the coronavirus, Phillip revealed his fears after a recent trip with family to Paris.

He said: "Last week I was in Paris, so do I put myself in self isolation? Do we shut down this place?"

Phillip had spent a glorious break in the French capital with wife Steph and their two daughters following his recent time in the spotlight.

The group were all smiles as they took to social media to show off what a good time they were having.

Meanwhile, Matt's old dancing partner H from Steps has given us an eyefull on social media.

Dancing on Ice airs on Sunday nights on ITV.

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