Phillip Schofield could reportedly make his TV comeback in short order with a presenting role on TalkTV.
The 61-year-old was dropped by ITV as host of This Morning, Dancing On Ice and the British Soap Awards in May after he admitted to having had an affair with a much younger colleague.
In interviews shortly after the event, Schofield said that he believed his career was now over and that there was 'no way back' for him as a host.
According to The Mirror, however, he has been thrown a lifeline by execs at Rupert Murdoch's TalkTV, who are interested in giving him a test run as a stand-in host in the coming months.
Earlier this month Schofield was spotted out with old friend Vanessa Feltz, who has her own TalkTV show and supposedly suggested that he have a chat with the channel's flagship presenter Piers Morgan.
"Phil has really kept his head down since he left This Morning," a source told the newspaper. "Losing his entire career in a matter of weeks hit him hard, and he needed time to recover.
"Even now, everything is still very raw for him. But in the last few weeks he has begun to entertain offers and consider what his next steps might be.
"When he met with Vanessa earlier this month, she suggested a conversation with Piers about Talk TV and he was open to that conversation.
"Phil spent so long alongside Holly on the This Morning sofa that it's difficult for him to imagine himself on another platform, and he is not expected to sign with anyone else in the immediate future."
ITV's investigation into Schofield's conduct is expected to report its findings within the next few weeks.
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