Phillip Schofield was born in Oldham, Manchester in 1962, and by the age of ten had decided he wanted to pursue a career in broadcasting. After bombarding the BBC with letters they finally succumbed, and he was offere his first job with them in 1979 as a booking clerk!
At the age of 19, the BBC's loss was New Zealand's gain when Phillip emigrated with his family. He again pursued a career in broadcasting and was asked by TVNZ to front thier new pop show 'Shazam'. Within a year he began a regular Sunday morning radio programme for an Auckland station called Radio Hauraki, and became a regular television presenter of a variety of programmes, fromlive concerts to music award ceremonies. After three and a half years he returned to Britian and once again joined the BBC, this time as a presenter of Children's BBC, the first time in 35 years an 'in-vision' presenter had linked the weekend afternoon programmes, and making one of the most popular children's presenters of the decade. His success led to him heading six seriies of the popular live Saturday morning showing 'Going Live'. In his two years with the BBC, Phillip also presented the review programme 'Take Two' (four series), his own quiz show 'The Movie Game' (three series), 'Television's Greatest Hits', and the highly acclaimed holiday travel programme 'Schofields Europe.
In 1993 Phillip joined Carlton Television and has presented numerous shows including 'Schofiled's Adventures in Hawaii' - Quest, Tenball and TV Gold, 'Now We're Talking', two Christmas specials TV Gold and 'Six Little Angels', 'One in a Million', and the highly successful 'Talking Telephone Numbers'.
His career in televisioon has won him the BBC/SOS Top Man on TV Award for three years running, the TV Times Awards for four years and in 1993 he was honoured to receive the Variety Club Show Business Personality of the Year Award.
It was Phillip immense popularity in children's television which ultimately lead to his first foray into musical theatre and the invitation in 1993 for him to star in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' at the London Palladium, which was both a personal and critical success. He eventually toured with the production, returning to the West End again in a sell out run at the Labatts Apollo, Hammersmith in 1996 for two monthhs, then it went to The Mayflower in Southampton, Hampshire before finishing.
It was at this time that Phillip was asked if he would like to play the role of Doctor John Dolittle! He knew beyond any doubt that this would bethe most exciting and challenging project he would be involved in to date, and jumped at the chance. After completing a year as the Doctor at the Labatts Apollo, hammersmith, Phillipis now delighted to be touring with the show around the UK. He left the show on 16 September 2000, but returned for the Christmas run in Oxford. Phillip has most recently been seen on BBC1's 'City Hospital' and has also presented a one-off special for ITV called 'Predictions'. He can now be regularly seen on ITV's 'This Morning'
Phillip is married to Stephanie Lowe and lives with his two daughters Molly and Ruby, and the famly cat Peaches, even with all the practice Phillip's had he still can not understand what Peaches is saying!!
*** NEWS ***
Phillip will be presenting a new programme on ITV called
Its Now Or Never
First episode wass Saturday 22nd July
Episode 2 was supposed to of been 29th July
BUT ITV have axed till they find a new time slot.
Watch this space and TV papers for more info.