Fern Britton

Fern Britton

Author
Sarah Marshall
Details
Hardback, John Blake Publishing
ISBN
9781844544097
Date Published
Jun 2007
Price:
£17.99
Synopsis
Few celebrities have captured the imagination of the British public quite like Fern Britton. Beamed into our living rooms every week, the bubbly host of This Morning has befriended an entire nation. Praised for her honesty and down-to-earth appeal, it's no wonder she was once voted the public's most enviable celebrity. The daughter of actor Tony Britton, Fern landed her first job with Westward Television in 1980, but her big break came in 1995 when she fronted Ready Steady Cook. Married to TV chief Clive Jones, Fern gave birth to three beautiful children. But away from the public eye, Fern was hit by a series of setbacks. To her shock she was diagnosed with a fibroid tumour, which caused her extreme discomfort throughout the pregancies and now prevents her from having any further children. Although able to switch on the smiles for her TV audience, behind closed doors Fern was battling with severe post-natal depression, and even contemplated suicide. The failure of her marriage in 1998 served as a further blow, leaving Fern a single mother resigned to living alone for the rest of her life. Fortunately, a rosier future was on the horizon. At the age of 40 Fern unexpectedly fell in love with handsome Ready Steady Cook workmate, celebrity chef Phil Vickery. A pillar of support, Phil encouraged Fern to take on the greatest challenge of her career, presenting This Morning. Following the birth of their daughter Winnie, he supported Fern as she sought help to prevent a second spell of post-natal depression. Giving credence to the clichÈ that life begins at 40, Fern Britton has never been happier. Able to juggle a successful career with being a doting wife and committed mother, she is an inspiration to us all.

About The Author
Sarah Marshall is a writer and journalist who has worked across a variety of celebrity and entertainment magazines. She was the editor of a pre-teen title before moving to the BBC magazines Star and Top of the Pops, for which she interviewed many high-profile stars including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Jennifer Ellison and Craig David. Alongside her celebrity writing Sarah also works for a number of specialist music publications.