Phillip Schofield has defended his This Morning co-host Eamonn who has faced backlash for a ‘sleazy’ joke about Schofield’s coming out as gay. “I’m disappointed in a couple of ways,” Holmes said. “First of all I thought you were going to come in and announce you had resigned and I could have your job, but that wasn’t to be. And the second thing, there is this great imponderable in life that has always bothered me, I thought how come he can sit in a hot tub with Holly Willoughby and [your wife] Steph doesn’t have a problem and [Willoughby’s husband] Dan doesn’t have a problem.”Schofield says he was not at all offended but grateful to his colleague for somehow lightening the complicated moment with laughter. “Can I just say that @EamonnHolmes & @RuthieeL were utterly magnificent with me today, privately downstairs just the three of us and upstairs in front of the world. I couldn’t have hoped for a better, calming and loving set of hugs and support, I adore them both,” he wrote on Twitter.