Phillip Schofield’s return date to This Morning as his replacement is revealed

Phillip Schofield's official return date to This Morning and his comedian replacement have been revealed.

The veteran presenter is taking a break from This Morning until Monday 3 April.

So far on This Morning this week, 60 year old Phillip has been temporarily replaced by Alison Hammond, 48, who has been presenting alongside Holly Willoughby, 42.

It's now been revealed that The Masked Singer host Joel Dommett, 37, has been lined up to replace Phillip on the show on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

OK! has contacted reps at ITV for comment.

Phillip's break from This Morning comes as his younger brother Timothy Schofield, 54, stands trial accused of 11 counts of interfering with a child. Timothy has denied all accusations.

The most serious charge involved a sex act with the teenager. He is also accused of causing the teen to watch pornography and watch him while he "engaged in a sexual activity".

The Daily Mail reports that Prosecutor Peter Stellard KC opened the case with: "This is a case about the obsessive sexual interest of Timothy Schofield in [his alleged victim] and the subsequent sexual abuse of that teenage boy.

Jurors were then told how the abuse progressed until the alleged victim confronted Timothy in August 2021. A month later Timothy visited his elder brother and allegedly confided to some of his actions.

Peter Stellard KC told the court: "On the 12th of September 2021 he phoned his brother Phillip saying that his head was in a mess and could he come and see him.

"The defendant is seven years younger than Phillip and they had not been particularly close growing up, however in December 2019 the defendant told his brother he was gay."

He continued: "According to Phillip the defendant travelled up that day [September 2021] and he was extremely agitated. His brother described him as very angry and distressed. The defendant also told his brother that he was impotent.

"The defendant then said his brother would hate him for what he was about to say, his brother said that he wouldn't and then the defendant said he had their time together and that last year they had watched porn and w***** together.

"Phillip Schofield then said 'what did you just say' and the defendant repeated it was last year and just once. Phillip said it should never happen again."

The trial continues…

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