Fern Britton breaks her silence for the first time since Phillip Schofield’s interview about his affair

FERN FERN Britton took her anger out on Twitter after Phillip Schofield revealed his affair with an older male coworker in his This Morning interview, but she didn’t mention the situation of her ex-co-star.

Phillip revealed his sadness in a Central Recorder exclusive interview earlier this week and said he was afraid to leave home for fear of getting spat on.

Fern Britton hasn't commented on Phillip Schofield's affair interviews


Fern Britton didn’t respond to Phillip Schofield’s interview about his affairCredit: Getty
Phillip said he's too scared to leave the house because of the backlash he has faced


Phillip says he is afraid to leave his house due to the abuse he receivedITV
Fern and Phillip during their time together on This Morning


Fern and Phillip on This MorningRex

His former lover was not left out of his apology. It is also likely that the affair will end his television career.

Fern presented This Morning With Phillip, a seven-year show, in the early 1990s. Their working relationship ended bitterly.

She has not retaliated against Phil like her friend Eamonn, who in recent weeks has been very vocal about his dislike for Phillip.

Fern said: “I just watched #TedLasso’s final episode with my cuppa, in bed. There were tears streaming down my face, but I had a big smile on my heart. What a play what a cast and what a story [heart emojis].”

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Fern said last week she’d been in contact with Phillips’ other rival, former This Morning host Eamonn.

From 2006 until 2021, the Northern Irishman appeared on ITV’s show with his wife Ruth Langsford.

ITV “dropped the star” when Alison Hammond, Dermot O’Leary and others were asked to host on Fridays.

Taking to Twitter, Fern shared: “Unexpected calls from old mates are so lovely.

“Just had the loveliest catch up with @EamonnHolmes.

“I think we have known each other since the 80’s when we were babies (crying laughing emoji). Shooting the breeze (three red love heart emojis).”

After Central Recorder exposed the feud between Phillip Willoughby, 61 and Holly Willoughby, his co-host, she sent a timely tweet.

And her followers were thrilled with her Twitter update, with one quipping: “Did you have a nice chat? Bet you’re both cackling over Phillip.”

“Mmmm wonder what hot topic of conversation you giggled and snorted about,” another mused.

Fern has taken multiple swipes at This Morning since her exit and last year she claimed wasn’t invited to the BAFTA Film Awards to help celebrate This Morning’s 30th anniversary.

After Phil and Holly criticised her for viewing the dead Queen, She took to Twitter.

She questioned: “There’s a VIP queue?” appearing to reference the pair being accused of jumping the lengthy queue to file past the Queen’s coffin.

Fern quitted the show in 2009, reportedly because she “had had enough” of Phil’s shadow.

There were many good times during their time together. Phil coined a cruel but friendly name for his co star through an innuendo.

He called the star “minty m*nge” after she dropped a bottle of mint sauce on the floor, and it splattered onto her nightdress.

It was also claimed that she was being paid a staggering £250,000-a-year less than her co-star when they presented Mr and Mrs together, with Phil reportedly banking £45,000 an hour to Fern’s £15,000.

Phil revealed that they no longer spoke after four years of her departure.You can also Heat upIn 2013, magazine: “We weren’t involved with the show, we were just friends at the time. I can see Phil [Fern’s then-husband, chef Phil Vickery] when he’s in This Morning… But we’re not in touch now.”

Fern also said something similar at the same time and referred to Phil and Holly’s frequent trips with their families to Bardbados.

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She saidMailOnline“I’ve always said that Phillip and me had an undefinable, indescribable chemistry onscreen. We “got” each other.

We had a good laugh. The viewers were receptive to this. But, like Morecambe and Wise, we chose not to live in each other’s pockets. Although we had an excellent professional partnership, we did not go on vacation together.

Holly and Phil have suffered a major fallout


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