The legendary TV host who has come out as gay recently now says he is deeply touched by the people’s reaction on this life-changing confession and expresses hope that his coming out story will inspire other people to be whomever they wannabe regardless of their status and age. It is never too late to be yourself. “Please please, no matter your age or your thoughts, TALK to someone, don’t let your head beat you and hopefully you’ll find out that your friends and family have a remarkable ability to surprise you with their love and understanding. #bekind,” the 57-year-old wrote. Of course, not all people were kind and reacted positively, but haters gonna hate and he is mature and strong enough not to let them bring him down. Schofield’s co-presenter Eammon Holmes was criticized for responding to the news with a “sleazy” sexual joke about Schofield and Holly Willoughby in a hot tub. And the Daily Mirror was forced to issue a groveling apology after initially reporting Schofield’s coming out as “bizarre” in a headline reminiscent of the 1980s.