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Phillip Schofield reunites with his 84-year-old mum Pat after being apart for a YEAR

‘Her Majesty has arrived!’ Phillip Schofield embraces his 84-year-old mum Pat as they reunite being apart for a YEAR due to the pandemic

Phillip Schofield, 58, reunited with his 84-year-old mum Pat on Friday after being separated due to the pandemic for a whole year. 

In a series of sweet Instagram stories, the This Morning presenter told his followers: ‘Off to pick up my mum from the station!! First time I’ve seen her in a year.’

He then left his car and headed into the train station, where his mother was waiting with her bags after travelling from Cornwall. 

‘Mum hug’: Phillip Schofield, 58, reunited with his 84-year-old mum Pat on Friday after being separated due to the pandemic for a whole year

‘Her majesty has arrived,’ joked Phil to his followers alongside a picture of his mum waiting at the train station barriers in her protective face mask. 

The mother and son duo then shared a long-awaited hug after 12 months of waiting to see each other. 

Phil cut a stylish figure in a white waffle knit top and added product to his hair to push it to one side in a tousled style. 

Meanwhile, Pat looked ecstatic to be back with her son as she nestled under Phil’s arm for the sweet family selfie.  

'Off to pick up my mum from the station!!': Phil collected Pat from the train station where she was waiting with her bags after travelling from Cornwall

‘Off to pick up my mum from the station!!’: Phil collected Pat from the train station where she was waiting with her bags after travelling from Cornwall 

Excited: Phil cut a stylish figure in a white waffle knit top and added product to his hair to push it to one side in a tousled style

Excited: Phil cut a stylish figure in a white waffle knit top and added product to his hair to push it to one side in a tousled style

The reunion comes after Phil revealed in January that his mum was among the lucky few who had already been double vaccinated at the start of the year. 

Speaking on an episode of This Morning, Phil told his co-host Holly Willoughby: ‘Mum was very lucky actually, she’s not a billionaire, she’s just down in Cornwall.

‘She just happened to be on the list and they called her back, I think maybe towards the end of the period they might have some left over or whatever, and she got her second vaccine.’ 

Protected: The reunion comes after Phil revealed in January that his mum was among the lucky few who had already been double vaccinated at the start of the year (pictured in 2008)

Protected: The reunion comes after Phil revealed in January that his mum was among the lucky few who had already been double vaccinated at the start of the year (pictured in 2008) 

Despite Pat being double vaccinated in January, the pair still waited for lockdown restrictions to ease before reuniting. 

In June, Phillip took to Instagram to share a sweet throwback post of him and Pat together and sweetly wrote: “Miss ya mum!” beside the snap. 

The presenter looked sharp in a crisp white shirt, while his mother wore an elegant champagne coloured blouse and a pretty silver necklace.

Phillip spent lockdown at his family home in Oxfordshire with his wife Stephanie Lowe, 56, and their daughters Molly, 27, and Ruby, 24 while Pat was in Cornwall. 

Love: In June, Phillip took to Instagram to share a sweet throwback post of him and Pat together and sweetly wrote: "Miss ya mum!" beside the snap

Love: In June, Phillip took to Instagram to share a sweet throwback post of him and Pat together and sweetly wrote: “Miss ya mum!” beside the snap

Last year, Phillip’s mother told of her shock at finding out her son was gay, but praised his ‘inspiring’ bravery for revealing the news on TV.

She spoke out for the first time shortly after her son came out to the nation, after revealing the ‘dark times’ he has faced.

He revealed he had travelled down to Cornwall to come out to his mother before his TV announcement and praised her ‘instant acceptance’.

Pat revealed how the news did come as a shock, but that she ‘couldn’t be more proud’ of her son’s actions.

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