Jeremy Clarkson jumps to Phillip Schofield's defence as 'witch hunt' continues

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has jumped to the defence of Phillip Schofield during what many have described as a witch hunt against the former This Morning host.

Over the last few weeks, Phillip’s career has been on a downward spiral following a number of personal scandals. His brother Timothy was jailed for child sex offences before a fallout with his co-presenter and former best friend Holly Willoughby came to light. Then of course there was his admission that he had a younger lover who worked on the show.

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The presenter has since admitted that he is afraid to leave the house and will never use social media again as he continues to struggle with the fallout from his relationship with a younger man.

But Phillip has one very vocal supporter in fellow TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson. He has pointed out that people have already been quick to write Phillip off on social media, believing him to be a ‘queue-jumping nonce’ following the queue-gate scandal when The Queen died.

jeremy clarkson jumps to phillip schofield's defence as 'witch hunt' continues

TV presenters Phillip Schofield, left, and Jeremy Clarkson chat at a football match pic: rex features

According to the Sunday Times, Jeremy said ‘According to the people’s court of social media, he’s like his brother, a nonce…Actually, he works that: he’s a queue-jumping nonce. And we don’t want to see his disgusting face ever again.’

Clarkson also believes that the revelation of his love affair with a younger man has given the public a chance to crucify the presenter for being ‘exactly what he says he was- gay.’

When it came to the age gap between Phillip and the unnamed man, Clarkson pointed out how this would never happen to a straight man.

He used the recent news that Robert De Niro (79) and Al Pacino (83) are both becoming fathers as proof, as well as the fact that no one bats an eyelid at the 27-year age gap between Leonardo Di Caprio and his current girlfriend.

jeremy clarkson jumps to phillip schofield's defence as 'witch hunt' continues

Amol Rajan BBC Interview with former ITV presenter Phillip Schofield. Pic: BBC

Earlier this month Phillip Schofield gave his first interview since he resigned from ITV over the affair he has with a younger colleague and insists in it he is ‘not a groomer’.

The former TV presenter said the relationship never came across as an abuse of power as he and his lover were ‘mates’.

In the TV interview given to The Sun, Schofield explicitly denied grooming his younger male colleague, stating, ‘I did not, I did not (groom him).’

Phillip said that their first romantic encounter occurred in 2017 in his dressing room at ITV. He described it as consensual and mutual and clarified that it was not a love affair, a relationship, or a boyfriend situation, but rather a friendship between them.

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