Celebrity tributes piled in, praising the star for his brave admission.
Sun columnist wrote: “Kudos to @schofe for being so honest. This must have been very difficult. That’s bravery.”
Emily Atack wrote: “The power of friendship, love and support always prevails. @Schofe ❤️”
This Morning weather man Alex Beresford wrote: “Proud of this guy! Thinking of you and your family who will always be family @Schofe.”
News reader Ranvir Singh wrote: “A brilliant moment of utter honesty and bravery by this man @Schofe on coming out as gay today, and the impact on others who still feel fear of living their truth will be enormous. Sending you love.”