Phillip Schofield claims he HASN'T moved out of his family home

Phillip Schofield claims he HASN’T moved out of his family home after being accused of flouting social distancing… despite being spotted at new London flat just two weeks ago

  • Phillip has claimed he is still living in his family home in Oxfordshire on Friday
  • It was believed he had recently moved out and into a flat in London 
  • Phillip revealed earlier this year that he is gay during a post on Instagram Stories
  • The TV presenter posted images of himself and his family at their home in Oxford
  • A fan questioned why he was allowed to visit his family despite living elsewhere
  • Phillip hit back and questioned where the critic had heard he had moved out 

Phillip Schofield has claimed he is still living in his family home in Oxfordshire after a fan questioned why he was allowed to visit during lockdown.

It was believed that the TV presenter, 58, had moved out of the house and into a flat in London after revealing that he is gay earlier this year.

Phillip posted some pictures of his family – wife Stephanie and daughters Ruby, 24, and Molly, 27 – enjoying a murder mystery evening together on Friday.

Announcement: Phillip Schofield has claimed he is still living in his family home in Oxfordshire after a fan questioned why he was allowed to visit during lockdown 

After seeing the photograph on his Instagram page, one follower commented: ‘So you moved out but you’re allowed to visit your family?

‘But I can’t go and visit my children and grandchildren. Just the rich or famous that are allowed, good to know. [angry face emoji].’

In response, Phillip quizzed his critic on where they had heard that he had moved out of his family home, suggesting that he was still living there.

Reports: It was believed that the TV presenter, 58, had moved out of the house and into a flat in London after revealing that he is gay earlier this year 

Questioning: After seeing the photograph on his Instagram page, one follower commented: ‘So you moved out but you’re allowed to visit your family?’

Phillip was pictured arriving at a flat in central London following week-daily appearance on This Morning late last month.

Ten weeks after coming out on national television, the presenter was pictured stepping out of a black car and into the pad, which is miles from the sprawling Oxfordshire property.

In the new snaps, the family were all dressed up as characters for a murder mystery game night – seemingly the first time they have been together during lockdown.

He captioned the photo with: ‘Murder mystery night… we’re all in character and taking it very seriously.’

Phillip was reported to have amicably moved out of the £2million family home in Oxford after publicly coming out earlier this year.

Lockdown: Phillip was believed to have amicably moved out of the £2million family home in Oxford after revealing he is gay earlier this year, he has since been living in a flat in London

A series of other pictures showed Phillip in an unbuttoned shirt, cowboy boots and tousled hair.

While his wife Steph wore a bright fuchsia pink top and the girls kept it simple in black. 

Phillip also donned a pair of shades to give him an air of casual cool as he shared a snap of the murder mystery script.

The game was called Murder in Hollywoodland and imagines a star-studded yacht party while Lucas Cameronburg was filming his biggest movie yet. 

Cameronburg gets murdered by one of the guests at dinner and it is up to the other attendees to solve the mystery.  

Murder mystery: The game was called Murder in Hollywoodland and imagines a star-studded yacht party while Lucas Cameronburg was filming his biggest movie yet

Lockdown fun: Cameronburg gets murdered by one of the guests at dinner and it is up to the other attendees to solve the mystery

In February, when Phillip discussed his decision to come out, he insisted: ‘We’ll always be a family’ and it’s clear they remain close. 

He also insisted he still loves Steph as much  as he did when they met ‘if not more’. 

Staff at the TV studios have been made aware of the star’s change of address, including the drivers who ferry him to and from the studio.

A source said: ‘There has been talk for weeks that Phillip isn’t living with Steph any more, that he had moved out for good and had a new home. He has a place in central London.

‘It’s not as big but it’s the beginning of a new life for him. It very much also seems as though their marriage could well be over.

As they were: Phillip and Steph outside their Oxfordshire home on the How to Spend it Well: House & Garden TV Series in 2018

Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was ‘coming to terms with the fact that I am gay’.

In a choreographed follow-up, he took his place on the This Morning sofa besides co-host Holly Willoughby to further pour his heart out.

Writing on Instagram about his decision to come out, he said: ‘With the strength and support of my wife and daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.

‘My inner conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed so very much for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud.’

He later admitted in a newspaper interview that it was too early to say if he and Steph would stay married.

‘It has taken me a long time to get here, I am not rushing to get to any other place,’ he said. ‘We will always be a family… And where the wind blows us I don’t know. But I still love Steph as much as when we first met. More probably.’

Announcement: Schofield surprised fans on February 7 by taking his place on the This Morning sofa besides co-host Holly Willoughby to reveal he is gay

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