Phillip Schofield’s eye surgery: how was it? Information on the health of BBC presenters
English TV presenter Phillip Schofield, 60, has just had floater surgery and is currently working for ITV, currently co-hosting ITV’s This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Dancing on Ice. From 1985 to 1987, Schofield first gained wide recognition working as a weekday continuity presenter for Children’s BBC.
Who is Phillip Schofield?
Schofield was born on April 1, 1962 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He spent most of his life in Newquay, Cornwall, where he also attended Trenance Infant School and Newquay Tretherras School. The University of Plymouth awarded the speaker an honorary doctorate (D.Arts) in 2011.
At the age of 15 he made his first foray into the media with a Sunday show on Hospital Radio Plymouth. Phillip took a job as a booking clerk for BBC Radio at Broadcasting House in London after years of writing letters to the station. At the time, he was the youngest employee at the age of 17.
Phillip Schofield’s Floater Surgery Update: Is He Sick?
Phillip Schofield announced Thursday that he had the “floaters” in both eyes removed from the hospital via a photo on Instagram. He had updated his followers about his “debilitating” eye condition when he underwent surgery.
The 60-year-old host wore an eye patch as he posed for a photo with his doctor and crew and claimed he wanted to be “swim free for the summer”.
According to the Daily Mail, Phillip donned a surgical gown and sat in a chair as medical staff gathered around him. Along with the image, he added: “I’ve now completed my right eye! Many thanks to Professor Stanga and his excellent team.”
The presenter said: “If the success of my summer is being ‘swimmer free’ then that’s enough for me. Phillip snapped a selfie outside with the patch over his eye after having surgery on his left eye last month.
“Finally got the INCREDIBLY annoying ‘floaters’ out of my left eyeball,” wrote the This Morning host. The treatment he previously described as “the only technique” to treat his illness, a vitrectomy, is believed to have been performed on him.
Phillip had expressed his desire to be the first person in Britain to undergo a half vitrectomy. I said, “Look, I know a lot about this! They’re trying to start a procedure that was first done in America: a partial vitrectomy!”
“You get a partial vitrectomy, the floaters are removed, but you don’t develop cataracts. And hopefully I’ll be the first person in the country to get that! You’re driving me insane!” “My vision is like a dirty bathroom window sliding across my eyes,” the TV personality continued, “and it’s driving me crazy.”
ITV employs Phillip Bryan Schofield, an English television presenter who was born on April 1, 1962. He currently co-presents ITV’s This Morning (since 2002) and Dancing on Ice (since 2006, with Holly Willoughby, from 2014 to present). While at the BBC, Schofield first garnered national recognition as the weekday continuity presenter for Children’s BBC from 1985 to 1987. going live (1987-1993), All Star Mr. & Mrs. (2008-2016), The Cube (2009-2015, 2020-present), Text Santa (2011-2015) and 5 Gold Rings are some of his other television appearances (2017- 2020). He grew up in Newquay, Cornwall and attended Newquay Tretherras School and Trenance Infant School.
His first foray into the media was at the age of 15 with a Sunday show on Hospital Radio Plymouth.
At the age of 17, Schofield took a job as a booking clerk and tea boy for BBC Radio at Broadcasting House in London, where he was then the youngest employee, after years of writing letters to the BBC.
Career of Phillip Schofield
At the age of 19, Schofield moved with his family to New Zealand, where he made his television debut on February 23, 1982 as the first host of the youth music show Shazam!
He also worked for Radio Hauraki in Auckland for two years.
He returned to the UK in 1985 where he worked for two years from September 1985 as the Children’s BBC’s first in-vision continuity presenter on the so-called ‘Broom Cupboard’.
Between September 1987 and April 1993 he hosted Saturday morning segments of Going Live!
From 1988 to 1991, he headlined the pop magazine’s awards ceremony known as the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party.
Schofield made the move to adult-oriented television in the early 1990s with a number of ITV programs including Schofield’s Quest, Schofield’s TV Gold and Ten Ball. In 1996 he hosted the One in a Million show about amazing coincidences. He presented Talking Telephone Numbers for five seasons from 1994 to 1997. He co-authored the book that grew out of the series.
When Michael Aspel surprised him on the curtain call of the musical Doctor Dolittle at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in 1998, he became the focus of the television documentary This Is Your Life.
Between June 2001 and October 2004, Schofield hosted the BBC One program National Lottery Winning Lines. This was in the following decade. In addition, he and Anne Robinson co-hosted the BBC game show Test the Nation from 2002 to 2006. In July 2006 he signed an exclusive two-year deal with ITV at a reported value of £5million. Due to the exclusivity of the agreement, he was unable to continue hosting Test the Nation and Danny Wallace took over in his place.
Schofield has been the presenter on ITV’s This Morning since 2002, taking over from Fern Britton and Holly Willoughby until 2009 after Britton was replaced in September that year. Schofield took a break from hosting This Morning in May 2008 after her father, Brian, died of chronic heart disease. He was replaced by John Barrowman until he came back.
Beginning in 2005, Schofield hosted two seasons of Have I Been Here Before?, a daytime program featuring celebrities attempting to connect with a past life through regression.
He has presented the British Soap Awards since 2006. He co-hosted the show with Fern Britton from 2006 to 2008, but has been solo since 2009.
He co-hosted the spin-off series I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! over the course of the ITV reality programme, I’m a star… Get me out of here! Featuring Sheree Murphy, exclusively. The program ran for one season. Before the ITV game show It’s Now or Never was canceled in 2006 due to low ratings, Schofield hosted two episodes of the programme.
Schofield presented Dancing on Ice on ITV with Holly Willoughby from 2006 to 2011 and Christine Bleakley from 2012 to 2014. In the summer of 2013 it was announced that Dancing on Ice would end after the 2014 season. Following ITV’s decision to revive the series after a four-year hiatus, Schofield returned to co-present the program in 2018.
He and Fern Britton have hosted the ITV game show Mr and Mrs, now known as All Star Mr & Mrs, since April 2008. The program went on holiday in 2010 and returned in 2012 without Britton.
From 2009 to 2015 he hosted the primetime gaming program The Cube. Following ITV’s decision to revive the program after a five-year hiatus, Schofield made a comeback to host the program in 2020. From 2009 to 2014 he co-hosted A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards with Amanda Holden.
Schofield was the presenter of the annual comedy program The Comedy Annual on ITV in 2010 and 2011. He co-presented the Christmas charity program Text Santa on ITV in 2011, 2014 and 2015 with Christine Lampard and in 2012 and 2013 he did the same with Holly Willoughby.
How did Phillip Schofield fare?
Phillip Schofield underwent surgery for a “debilitating” eye condition. Phillip is undergoing surgery in hospital, the This Morning presenter just revealed. In the past, Phillip has appeared for photos for social media platforms while wearing an eye bandage.
The broadcaster gave an update on Instagram on Friday night after amusingly donning a pair of ski goggles for bed to announce the success of his surgery. Still a very wide right eye but 100% clear of swimmers in both eyes, Phillip said candidly to the camera.
A few days before his health update last month, when he announced he’d been hospitalized, he gave followers a glimpse of his appearance.
He told two stories, one of which covered his left eye with a strap. Then in a second moment he appeared to have a filter over his right eye, a topless mirror selfie.
Revealing his condition This Morning, Phil said, “My retinas aren’t detaching, but I have eyestrain that overrides the ability.”
When will Phillip Schofield return to the program?
Phillip Schofield and co-host Holly Willoughby are expected to return to This Morning on Monday September 5 after their summer break, according to entertainmentdaily.co.uk.
After successful eye surgery, the moderator is no longer bothered by floaters.
After hosting their finale, Holly and Phillip were not seen on TV again until this morning ahead of their long summer break. However, many other people have taken over their duties since the two gave a temporary goodbye to viewers of the ITV daytime show in July.
Presenters such as Craig Doyle, Vernon Kay, Josie Gibson and Rochelle Humes have since taken the position of the host trio. They were not expected back at the ITV studio until September. However, circumstances changed on Thursday 18 August when Rochelle and Andi Peters hosted.
Holly, 41, and Phillip, 60, “returned” unannounced at the start of the show, although it was only for a short time because they had to speak to the producer of This Morning.
Now that the extended hiatus is over and the process has been successful, we can look forward to the return of the co-moderators.