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Phillip Schofield asked out live on air by Rev Richard Coles and trust us, he's got the moves

"Drink? Dinner?" Classic.

2020-10-26

Phillip Schofield and Reverend Richard Coles could become the next gay celebrity power couple, after flirting up a storm on the radio over the weekend - but it sounds like Phil's not up for it.

This Morning presenter Phil, who came out to the public in February, was speaking to Rev Richard on his Radio 4 show Saturday Morning Live when talk turned to dating.

And Strictly Come Dancing star Richard made a beeline straight for the star by pointing out their similarities.

"Broadcaster, gay, in his middle years..."

"If you’re looking for a bit of company Phillip? Broadcaster, gay, in his middle years, single, you know..." said the Rev.

"Drink? Dinner?"

These are textbook moves... but they're so on the money.

 
 
 
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"Are you asking me out?" was Phil's response, at which point the pair descended into fits of giggles, with Shaun Keaveny, the show's co-presenter, joking: "I feel like a bit of a gooseberry now..."

Although they'd clearly make a cute couple (we also can't help but notice they're the same age - 58!), this one's perhaps not a goer.

Responding to a fan on Twitter today who asked "so did you get a date with Phillip?", Richard said: "Not so much."

 

Rev Rich, who appeared on the 2017 series of Strictly, is also known for his work as a musician in The Communards.

His civil partner David Oldham sadly died in December 2019 at the age of 45, of an underlying health condition that caused internal bleeding.

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