Dancing On Ice ‘sends love’ to Phillip Schofield after he comes out as gay

Dancing On Ice have sent their love to Phillip Schofield after the presenter came out as gay on Friday in a sweet tribute.

The ITV show, which Phil has hosted with best pal Holly Willoughby since 2006, tweeted out their support for the presenter and his family.

This comes ahead of reports that the show will make a tribute to the presenter during tonight's live show.

They tweeted with a heart emoji: "Sending our love and support to you and your family, @Schofe."

On Friday, Phil came out as gay in an incredibly honest and inspiring post on Instagram and later opened up about it on This Morning.

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Phillip was joined by co-star Holly Willoughby as he broke down in tears as he discussed the "pain and pride" of coming out .

The 57-year-old presenter, who has been married to wife Stephanie Lowe for nearly 27 years and shares daughters Molly and Ruby with her, admitted he could not have done it without their support.

Phil bravely confessed he was proud of himself for coming out but was "conscious of the hurt" he may cause and even got to the point where he didn't like himself.

Phillip said: "I am very conscious of the hurt. My overriding emotion with my family is guilt. I do feel guilty. This can’t be anything over than a painful process for them."

"I sit here and say actually I’m proud of myself today."

The show began with Holly reading out Phillip's statement in full and revealing she could "feel his pain".

Phillip said: "It's funny because everyone I’ve spoken to, you, have all been so supportive and so loving and caring.

"My entire family, to a person, have grabbed me and said it's OK we love you we’re proud of you. Every person I tell it gets a little lighter. But at the same time, I have made this decision, which is essential for me and my head.

"Of course I'm really very aware that Steph and the girls at home watching this. We are all together. We spent a lot of time together. They've been supporting us as we got to this moment."

*Dancing On Ice airs tonight at 6pm on ITV

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