This Morning host Phillip Schofield has revealed that he was once saddled with the bill for a wedding arranged by an eccentric fan who wanted to marry him.
The presenter, who rose to fame on children’s BBC, told Jonathan Ross he only discovered what was happening when he got a phone call asking him to pay up.
He said: “It actually happened to me that I got a phone call one morning … ‘Hello, Mr Schofield. I’m so sorry to bother you at work. We just wondered whether or not you were about ready now to pay for the venue and the flowers and the caterers?’ and I said ‘I’m so sorry, I don’t understand’… and a fan… had booked our entire wedding. The whole thing. And then left me with the bloody bill.”
Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV tomorrow, Phillip speaks of his fears that his 24-hour TV marathon for ITV’s Text Santa charity campaign could end with him turning the air blue by accident.
He said: “For 24 hours, there is no question that I am worried about swearing. I don’t swear a lot, but I do swear and 24 hours is a very good way of forgetting that you’re on the telly.”