Phillip Schofields This Morning scandal to be turned into jaw-dropping series

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    Phillip Schofield's dramatic exit from This Morning is reportedly being turned into a TV series.

    The storyline is thought to be based on how the former ITV star's "unwise but not illegal" affair with a young male runner led to his departure from the ITV daytime show earlier this year.

    He left the programme in May after 21 years as the main presenter.

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    The new drama, with the working title The Runner, is now reportedly in the works and will "reflect what went on".

    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.

    "It could make for uncomfortable viewing for Phil and ITV."

    Phillip had reportedly told his wife Steph at the time that the runner, who later moved to Loose Women, was "just a friend", whilst the pairs' two daughters, Molly and Ruby, remained completely in the dark until minutes before his bombshell statement aired.

    He wrote at the time: "I am making this statement via the Daily Mail to whom I have already apologised personally for misleading, through my lawyer who I also misled, about a story which they wanted to write about me a few days ago.

    "The first thing I want to say is: I am deeply sorry for having lied to them, and to many others about a relationship that I had with someone working on This Morning.

    "I did have a consensual on-off relationship with a younger male colleague at This Morning.

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    "Contrary to speculation, whilst I met the man when he was a teenager and was asked to help him to get into television, it was only after he started to work on the show that it became more than just a friendship.

    "That relationship was unwise, but not illegal. It is now over."

    After he stepped from from This Morning, his agents YMU dropped him as a client.

    ITV later launched an external investigation and it is due ti report back this month.

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