Well, 2020 has had its fair share of drama. A global pandemic, race riots, a new President of the US (whoop)... and, of course, Phillip Schofield coming out.

Now Ru Paul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage tells me the This Morning presenter has become a gay icon in the LGBTQ community.

Married Schofe, 58, revealed he was gay in February, telling viewers on his ITV breakfast show: “I’m proud of myself.”

Former Strictly contestant Michelle, 52, who was presenting a gong at the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards powered by Jaguar, tells me: “I reached out to Phillip because I didn’t want him to feel alone or confused.

“We met for coffee and it was good to talk because I am completely unbiased.

Michelle Visage

“I am just looking at him as a man who has the balls to come out at this time in his life. He is living his truth. He is a lovely person. I am so proud of him.

“We WhatsApp each other and I check in on him and he is doing great.

“It is an adjustment period, but I think people are now accepting him.”

She also says of father-of-two Schofe – who is still married to his wife of 27 years Stephanie Lowe: “To me, he has become a gay hero because there are many gay people who will never come out because of the horrible response.

“The world has been so awful at shaming gay people. So for him to be coming out publicly is amazing. That was so brave.”

Couldn’t agree more.