This Morning host Phillip Schofield has revealed that he took drugs during his time as a children’s television presenter.
We just hope he didn’t pull poor Gordon the Gopher into any of it.
The 51-year-old presenter was interviewed by his fellow This Morning host Holly Willoughby for Hunger magazine where he made the revelation.
Phillip explained in the interview that he had a wild side despite his clean cut TV persona.He revealed: “It wasn’t a case of hiding it. I did the same as everybody else. I was a lad; we partied a bit, but I didn’t hide anything. It’s just that nobody bothered to look in the right place.
“You have to remember that doing kids TV then, you were expected to be the son of Enid Blyton, and that was very difficult.
“Now you can be much more open, and have a proper life. But then, it was almost, “Oh, you’ve got a girlfriend. What type of girl is she?” But my mates and I very quickly realised: don’t go in to central London and have a wild time.
Phillip then confessed that although he did take drugs, he stuck more to alcohol as he ‘wasn’t very good’ at taking them.
He continued: “By the way, when I say partying, my weakness has always been booze. I never got much into drugs, because I wasn’t very good at it.
“We were simply getting leathered in Chiswick where we lived at the time. Everybody knew us and nobody was bothered, and nobody would tell. So I got away with it.”
Phillip also relayed a story of when he and a friend got drunk over lunch while in London and ended up having dinner with two German prostitutes.
He admitted: “We ended up drinking vodka, eating caviar with a couple of East German hookers.
“We got in the car and we drove through Checkpoint Charlie with these two East German hookers, no questions asked. God knows what the children’s television would have thought!”
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