Phillip Schofield cuts a dapper figure in pink gingham shirt and blazer at the British Grand Prix


Phillip Schofield cuts a dapper figure in pink gingham shirt and blazer at the British Grand Prix after attending his first Pride since coming out as gay

Phillip Schofield cut a dapper figure on Sunday as he joined stars at Silverstone’s British Grand Prix.

The broadcaster, 60, donned a navy blazer and shades for the event, a day after he attended London’s Pride celebrations – his first since coming out as gay in 2020.

Phillip layered the jacket over a pink and white gingham shirt which he then tucked into a pair of skinny black jeans. 

Smart: Phillip Schofield, 60. cut a dapper figure in pink gingham shirt and blazer at the British Grand Prix on Sunday

Smart: Phillip Schofield, 60. cut a dapper figure in pink gingham shirt and blazer at the British Grand Prix on Sunday

Slipping his feet into dark Chelsea boots the This Morning host shielded his eyes behind the designer aviator shades.

His silver locks swept to one side Phillip carried his belongings in a black backpack as his VIP credentials hung on a lanyard around his neck. 

Beaming for the cameras the star rubbed shoulders with celebrities and race car drivers in the paddocks, posing for selfies with fans before the race got underway.

Busy weekend: Shielding his eyes behind designer aviator shades it comes a day after he attended London's Pride celebrations - his first since coming out as gay in 2020

Busy weekend: Shielding his eyes behind designer aviator shades it comes a day after he attended London’s Pride celebrations – his first since coming out as gay in 2020

Smile! Beaming for the cameras the star rubbed shoulders with celebrities and race car drivers in the paddocks, posing for selfies with fans before the race got underway

Smile! Beaming for the cameras the star rubbed shoulders with celebrities and race car drivers in the paddocks, posing for selfies with fans before the race got underway

It comes after Phillip attended his first Pride celebration as a proud gay man, after the event returned for the first time following the COVID pandemic. 

The star, who has been married to his wife Steph since 1993, came out in February 2020, appearing on the ITV show to discuss his news with his co-host and best friend Holly Willoughby, during which he broke down in tears.    

Phil, who is father to daughters Molly and Ruby, was joined on Saturday by Dame Kelly Holmes who has also come out and said it was her first ever LGBT+ event.

Famous friends: Phil, who is father to daughters Molly and Ruby, was joined on Saturday by Dame Kelly Holmes who has also come out and said it was her first ever LGBT+ event

Famous friends: Phil, who is father to daughters Molly and Ruby, was joined on Saturday by Dame Kelly Holmes who has also come out and said it was her first ever LGBT+ event

The parade, which marked the historic 50th anniversary of the UK’s first parade in London, was also attended by Alison Hammond, Lorraine Kelly and stylish Gok Wan.

Mr Schofield was also seen on her Instagram live making the heart sign to the crowd of over 600 LGBT+ groups who joined the march – the first event to be held since the pandemic began.

Floats lined Park Lane as revellers were seen wearing face paint, glitter, jewels and sequins as they walked from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall, while paying homage to the original 1972 march, which 2,000 people attended. 

Pals: Phil (centre) pictured before the parade with Dame Kelly Holmes (right) and Allison Hammond (left)

Pals: Phil (centre) pictured before the parade with Dame Kelly Holmes (right) and Allison Hammond (left)

Fun in the sun: Phillip chatted with the crowd as the sipped bubbly during the parade

Fun in the sun: Phillip chatted with the crowd as the sipped bubbly during the parade

Organisers are calling it the ‘biggest and most inclusive event in history’ but it has faced criticism in recent years from one of the original marchers.

LGBT+ rights activist and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said it’s become ‘too corporate and commercial’ and not focused enough on politics. 

His Gay Liberation Front (GLF) led the parade holding placards saying ‘I was there in 1972’ and that they are ‘still fighting’ for global LGBT+ freedom. 

Also performing on the day were popstar Ava Max, Emeli Sande, Eurovision-winner Netta, Samantha Mumba and Kat Graham.

Singer Ms Sande, who said in April she was in a relationship with classical pianist Yoana Karemova, posted a story on her Instagram which showed her and her partner on their way to soundcheck. 

Out and Proud: Phil (left) waved to teh crowd as he was joined by Gok Wan (centre) and Dame Kelly Holmes (Right)

Out and Proud: Phil (left) waved to teh crowd as he was joined by Gok Wan (centre) and Dame Kelly Holmes (Right) 

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