Couldn't be happier for Phillip and delighted he feels comfortable enough in himself to 'come out'.
Re: Eamonn, I believe that was his (slightly hamfisted) way of making a joke of it, as a way of saying 'look, doesn't change anything, it's normal, we can have a laugh about it'. It was clearly meant in a positive way, to put Phillip at ease. From his reaction - hand shaking and hugging - it certainly seems as though Phillip took it as such. Think negative comments regarding the matter are misplaced.
Guess who's big in the back time.