Phillip Schofield saved father’s life after he ‘died on carpet in front of him’

Phillip Schofield has revealed how he saved his father’s life after he "died in front of us on the carpet".

Phil, 56, was just 22-years-old when his dad Brian suffered a heart attack but used CPR techniques he had seen on the TV.

Sadly his father passed away in 2008 at the age of 72 but Phil said he "added 25 years" to his dad’s life.

The This Morning presenter discussed his own experience with CPR before a masterclass with Dr Ranj Singh.

They were joined in the studio by West Yorkshire firefighter Stefan Taylor, who helped save a boy found unconscious in a swimming pool on holiday in Turkey.

On the importance of learning CPR, Stefan said: "It could save somebodies life. This course is out there, you can go on the internet and do a day course to do basic CPR.

"There might be one day in yoru lfie when you can save someone’s life. Something is better than nothing. To work on somebody and bring them back is unbelievable."

This prompted Phil to reveal the moment he saved his own father’s life.

The presenter said: "I’ve done it myself, brought my dad back. He had a heart attack and died in front of us on the carpet.

"I hadn’t trained at all, but just what I’d seen on the telly, and it worked. He got another 25 years."

Co-host Holly Willougbhy said it was the "gift of life", while Phil admitted: "Nothing feels better."

Holly then got down on the floor with Dr Ranj to learn some basic life support skills.

She gave five rescue breathes and 30 chest compressions with the guidance of Dr Ranj.

Holly was concerned at how hard she had to press on the dummy but the doctor insisted it was necessary to save lives.

*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am

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