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Phillip Schofield asks if he should be in isolation as he reveals coronavirus fears

He recently visited France with his family

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TV’s Phillip Schofield has revealed his fears he has the coronavirus following a recent trip to Paris.

Earlier this month, the This Morning presenter visited the French capital with his wife Stephanie and their two daughters, Molly and Ruby.

During Wednesday’s show, the presenter aired his concerns over the virus – which has already killed more than 2,770 people across the world with 81,279 cases reported worldwide – and questioned whether he should self-isolate.

Phil and Holly on This Morning
Phil questioned whether he should self-isolate (Credit: ITV)

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During a discussion on the virus with Nick Ferrari and actress Nicola Thorp, Phil said: “Last week I was in Paris. Do I put myself in self isolation? Do we shut down this place?”

Nicola replied: “The guidelines don’t seem to be particularly clear for everybody. It does seem like we’re constantly talking about coronavirus without talking about the implications of it spreading.”

Current guidelines for travellers from the Foreign Commonwealth Office reads: “There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus. The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

“But cases have been confirmed in other parts of China and in some other countries, including France.

“You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.”

Coronavirus is spreading across the globe (Credit: WENN.com)

The first case of coronavirus in Europe was reported in France last month and the first and only death in the country was confirmed on February 15.

There are currently 13 cases of coronavirus in the UK.

Earlier this month, Phil jetted off to Paris with his family to enjoy a short break.

Do I put myself in self isolation? Do we shut down this place?

The presenter documented their family holiday on Instagram with pictures of the Eiffel Tower and a selfie of him and his wife.

The star and Steph wore sunglasses as they beamed into the camera in front of the Parisian landmark.

He also posted a photograph of the four of them in front of an illuminated heart, adding four further heart icons to describe his love for them.

It came after Phil revealed he was gay in a statement shared to his social media pages earlier this month.

Phillip Schofield and family in front of heart in Paris
Phil recently visited Paris with his family (Credit: Instagram/@schofe)

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He later appeared on This Morning alongside co-star Holly Willoughby to talk about his decision to come out.

Phil’s statement read: “You never know what is going on inside someone’s seemingly perfect life, what issues they are struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing – and so you won’t know what has been consuming me for the past few years.

“With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters I am coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.”

On the programme, Phil added: “It’s tough. But this is not something that happened quickly, I’ve had to deal with this in my head for quite some time.

“We’ve been honest and open. Steph, I can’t write in any statement what I feel about that woman. She’s amazing, she’s incredible.”

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