Phillip Schofield’s brother Tim finally home from hospital: ‘Best Christmas EVER!’

Phillip Schofield was forced to miss two weeks of ITV’s This Morning when his younger brother, Tim, was taken seriously ill

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Father Christmas has definitely come early for Phillip Schofield this year.

The This Morning presenter has been sick with worry over younger brother, Tim, who was rushed to hospital a few weeks ago with a mystery illness.

But now Tim has been let out of hospital EARLY - and his big brother couldn’t be happier.

Taking to Instagram, Phil shared an adorable selfie of himself and Tim, both with big smiles on their faces.

Phillip wrote: “The BEST Christmas present EVER, my brother Tim is home, faster than I ever imagined possible!”

N’aww - we're so happy for Phil and Tim!

Fans have been worrying about Phillip Schofield and his family since early November, when the twinkly-eyed presenter disappeared from our screens when his younger brother was suddenly taken ill.

But Tim has made a phenomenal recovery - something which Phil has emotionally thanked the NHS for.

Taking to Facebook, the presenter shared a montage of black-and-white images of him with his brother.

Above it, he penned an emotional thank-you message to the hospital staff who saved Tim’s life.

It read:

To the astonishing team at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and our remarkable emergency services…

THANK YOU for saving my amazing brother.

The hardest 2 weeks of all our lives and you were there for all of us; as you tirelessly fixed him, you sensitively fixed us.

I've seen the astonishing work of our incredible NHS in action and I'm truly humbled by each and every one of you & what you do.


To the astonishing team at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and our remarkable emergency services .. THANK YOU for saving my...

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It is currently unknown what has caused Tim’s illness, but he does suffer from Type 1 diabetes.

Phillip, who is seven years older than his brother, is passionate when it comes to raising awareness about diabetes, and has spoken about Tim’s condition in the past.

In an interview with Diabetes Advice last year, he said: “My brother was first to be diagnosed and he had an unquenchable thirst for fizzy drink, which was very unlike him.

“That continued for a few days, he was acting completely out of character. So we took him to the doctors and he was very quickly diagnosed. Then six months later my mum was diagnosed in the same way."

We’re so glad to hear that Phillip and Tim have been reunited for Christmas!

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