This Morning’s Phillip Schofield returns following Christmas accident: ‘I’d had a glass of wine…’

Phillip Schofield has opened up about his hilarious Christmas accident - much to the delight of This Morning viewers!


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Like many of us, Phillip Schofieldmade sure to eat, drink and be merry over his Christmas break.

But, as he revealed on today’s episode of This Morning, it was not without its casualties.

Speaking to Holly Willoughby on the programme’s first episode of 2016, he explained that he had been playing with a drone over the holidays when he lost control of the toy.


He said: “Three days after Christmas and my 14-year-old nephew wanted to run up the garden, and it was dark… and I might have had a glass of wine.”

Phil continued: “And I was following him with the [toy] drone and it clipped some rushes in a pond and went into a pond.

“I thought ‘I’ve killed it, what a shame’... and then I stood with a torch and looked and I was contemplating how I was going to get in to get the drone out.

“It was very slippery on the edge of the pond and my legs just went straight from underneath me and I went right in!”

Unfortunately Phil did NOT get any sympathy from his family; they were all too busy laughing at his misfortune!

The twinkly-eyed presenter told Holly: “The entire family were screaming with laughter because it was something like the Vicar of Dibley.

“Apparently one minute I was there and the next minute I was gone.

“But I dived down and got the drone out… and I’ve damaged a ligament in my knee!

“It’ll be fine, it’s OK. It’s all strapped up.”

Oh Phillip, don’t ever change!

Speaking about her time off, mum-of-three Holly explained that her festive break had been far less eventful than Phil’s.

She said: “Mine was a bit more quiet than that, I went down to my mum's for Christmas Day and then Dan’s family all came over for Boxing Day, it was lovely.”

She added, “Chester woke up at 3.30am on Christmas day though and didn’t go back to sleep so that was fun…

“By the time the others woke up, we were exhausted!”

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