Phillip Schofield depressed about turning 50

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 April 2012
Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield admits he was depressed about his 50th birthday earlier this month because it reminds him "life is too short"

Phillip Schofield was depressed about turning 50.

The 'This Morning' presenter - who hit the landmark age earlier this month - admits his wife Steph stopped him from seeing any cards with the number on because he has a "problem" with the ageing process.

He said: "I asked my wife Steph to vet all my birthday cards. Any with 50 on I did not see. I didn't want to know.

"I hate birthdays. I have a real problem with ageing and reaching 50 has bothered me for years. I hate ticking off the years. It depresses me and reminds me that life is too short."

Phillip has been working in the showbiz industry since a young age when he presented 'Going Live!' and starred in musical 'Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat', and he admits he sees his role as a host as just what he does "for a living".

He added to the Daily Mirror: "When I walk out of the studio and head home I think to myself, 'It's done,' I don't need flattery.

"Being a TV presenter is not a big deal with my family and friends. It's a job I love but I do it for a living.

"I was shy as a teenager and I'm still shy. I hate going to things without Steph. It's torture."

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