Confused by her response, the presenter recalled: “I said ‘What the hell do you mean? Why do you think I’m going blind?’
“She said, ‘Those things you’ve got in your eyes and I know you’ve been very sad recently’ and I said ‘No mum, no. No I’m not going blind’.”
The host went on to say others feared he was unwell ahead of his announcement due to his noticeable weight loss.
In response to him coming out as gay, Phillip previously said his mum replied: “‘Oh ok, well I don’t care’.”
He laughed as he recalled his mum’s simple but loving response to something he had struggled to come to terms with for decades, during his chat with Holly Willoughby on This Morning.