Presumably he wanted to make it known, before someone else did. It seems to have weighed heavily on him and he needed the release that announcing it to the world has given him. His family seem to be giving him love and support and I can't imagine it's going to have an adverse effect on his career. It can't have been easy for his wife, she has shown great love and compassion to have stood by him when something so personal has been splashed all over the media. There have been reports of him falling out with his fellow presenters in the last few months, you are probably right VWC, the stress of keeping this secret has probably affected him professionally as well as personally. Hope that he and his family can now move forward in whatever way works for them.
I too wondered how his poor wife must really feel. There have been reports now that the dust has settled from one of her friends that she is absolutely devastated and really struggling. I can only imagine that she must be feeling her husband had never really had his heart in it, which must feel bloody awful. If that was me I would probably be feeling quite resentful that I'd given so much of my life to someone. He should have done it years ago really and given her the chance to find new love as a younger woman.
My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.
It doesn’t matter at all Trisha to the public but I’m very glad he announced it rather than the media splashing it out which they would have done. He’s always come over as a very caring and decent man so I think he must have suffered himself. How old was he when he realised how he felt? I feel for his wife and daughters and hope for her sake he hasn’t been unfaithful to her.