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Encyclopedia > Fern Britton
Fern Britton
Born Fern Britton
17 July 1957 (1957-07-17) (age 50)
Ealing, Middlesex, England
Nationality British
Occupation Television presenter
Employers ITV
Home town Bristol
Known for presenting This Morning
Spouse Phil Vickery (2000-present)
Clive Jones (?-2000)
Children 4
Parents Tony Britton
Relatives Jasper Britton

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Early life

Britton was born in Ealing, Middlesex to the English actor, Tony Britton and an English mother. She is the older sister of the actor, Jasper Britton. Spending most of her early life in Bristol, Gloucestershire, she then went on to launch her career on South-west news. , Ealing is a town in the London Borough of Ealing. ... The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Tony Britton (born June 9, 1924), is a veteran British film and television actor. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... -1... Sister may refer to: a female sibling a member of a sorority a female member of a religious institution or congregation, often referred to as a nun in common language a female member of a mutual organisation such as a trade union one of a pair or larger group of... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Jasper Britton born December 11th 1962 is a half-English half-Danish actor, most famous for his work as a classical stage actor. ... This article is about the English city. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ...


Britton attended Dr Challoner's High School at Little Chalfont and the Central School of Speech and Drama where she trained in Stage Management. Dr Challoners High School is a grammar school for girls between the ages of 11 and 18. ... Map sources for Little Chalfont at grid reference SU995975 Little Chalfont is a village in south east Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. ... The Central School of Speech and Drama is a United Kingdom government funded higher education college in London. ... Stage management is a sub-discipline of stagecraft. ...


Career

Presenting

After working with a touring theatre company, Britton started her broadcasting career in 1979 at Westward Television in Plymouth, the then-incumbent ITV regional company, as a continuity announcer and newsreader on the nightly local bulletin Westward Diary. Around the time that Westward lost its franchise in 1981, Britton moved to the local BBC headquarters as a presenter with Spotlight in the South West, before moving to BBC One's News After Noon where she became the BBC's youngest-ever national news presenter.[1] She then went on to work at TVS, co hosting the award winning news programme Coast to Coast as well as Coast to Coast People, The Television Show and Magic Moments. Westward Television was the first ITV franchise holder for the South West of England from 29 April 1961 until 31 December 1981. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Spotlight is the BBCs regional news programme for the southwest of England, covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Britton has since worked on a variety of programmes including Carlton Television's After Five, BBC's Breakfast Time, GMTV, London News Network's London Tonight, and (as a guest reporter) BBC One’s Holiday. She also appeared in the first two series of The Brian Conley Show. In 1994, Britton presented the popular television cookery gameshow Ready Steady Cook which she continued to do until 2000, when chef Ainsley Harriott took over. In 2002, she was the host of the Pride of Britain Awards. Britton has also appeared twice as a panellist on the satirical panel show, Have I Got News for You, which she later guest presented on April 27, 2007. In 2006, UK DJ Shitmat named a song after her, titled The Fern Britton Experience. This track can be found on the album 'Hang The DJ`. Carlton Television is the United Kingdom Channel 3 (ITV) licensee for London and the surrounding areas from 9:25am every Monday to 5. ... Breakfast Time was British televisions first national breakfast show, beating ITVs Good Morning Britain to the air by two weeks. ... GMTV (Good Morning Television) is the national ITV breakfast television contractor,[1] broadcasting in the United Kingdom. ... London News Network (or LNN) was a television news and facilities organisation in London. ... London Tonight is the flagship news programme in the ITV London region. ... Holiday is a long-running UK television programme on BBC1, and the oldest travel review show on UK television. ... The Brian Conley Show was a comedy variety show starring Brian Conley, consisting of comedy sketches, and music. ... Ready Steady Cook is a BBC daytime TV cooking programme first aired in 1994. ... Ainsley Harriott (born February 28, 1957) is a British celebrity chef. ... Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show; produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is based loosely on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been running since 1990. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Shitmat is the performing name of Henry Collins, a breakcore artist from Brighton. ...


In 2006, Britton co-presented the reality television show Soapstar Superstar, and in the same year co-hosted the British Soap Awards. She has also made a guest appearance on the comedy show Extras. On May 3, 2007, she hosted the Classical BRIT Awards at the Royal Albert Hall and she also co-hosted the British Soap Awards 2007 with Phillip Schofield. // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... Soapstar Superstar is a reality singing competition which first aired on British television station ITV1 in 2006. ... The British Soap Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour the best of British soap operas. ... Not to be confused with Extra (TV series). ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Classical BRIT Awards are an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom covering aspects of classical music, and are the classical equivalent of pop musics BRIT Awards. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ... The British Soap Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour the best of British soap operas. ...


Currently, Britton co-hosts the popular television magazine show This Morning along with Phillip Schofield. The two are famous for their outbursts of laughter and giggling. She has hosted This Morning since 1999. When Britton joined the show, This Morning saw viewing figures rise considerably.[2] Since Britton and Schofield began presenting This Morning, the show has won the TV Quick Award for Best Daytime Viewing in both 2003 and 2004, and a National Television Award for Most Popular Daytime Show in 2004. On July 13, 2007, whilst Britton was presenting This Morning, members of her family appeared on the set after the show had organised a mini-celebration for Britton's 50th birthday. From 10 December 2007, Britton went on a secret trip to Basra for four days to broadcast behind-the-scenes footage of the lives of the troopers there. This Morning logo This Morning is a British, ITV daytime television programme that was started on 3 October 1988 and includes celebrity guests, entertainment, advice, competitions and features. ... Phillip Schofield (born on April 1, 1962 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English television presenter and occasional actor and singer. ... The National Television Awards is a British television awards ceremony, sponsored by the ITV network and initiated in 1995. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In 2007, Britton presented her own nostalgic ITV1 Saturday night series called That's What I Call Television. In each show, she was joined by a celebrity co-host who selected their favourite TV moments from the 1980s, and then re-united some of the original stars of selected shows. Julian Clary was her first co-host, followed by Matthew Kelly on the second show, and finally Bradley Walsh for the third. In December 2007, a Christmas edition was broadcast with co-host Ronnie Corbett, and a week later another was broadcast this time with Desmond Lynam. On January 12, 2008, Britton won on the first episode of the television comedy series Thank God You're Here, presented by Paul Merton. Julian Clary (born 25 May 1959) is an English comedian and writer who is openly gay and known for his playing-on-stereotypes camp style, with a heavy reliance on innuendo and double entendre. ... Matthew Martin Kelly (born, 9 May 1950, Urmston, Lancashire, England) is an English actor from paisley, who made his name as a television presenter. ... Bradley Walsh (born 4 June 1960) is an English comedian and latterly television actor. ... Ronnie Corbett in Extras Ronald Balfour Corbett, OBE (born 4 December 1930 in Edinburgh, commonly credited as Ronnie Corbett) is a British comedian and actor, best known as one of The Two Ronnies. ... Desmond Lynam (born September 17, 1942 in Ennis, Ireland) is a sports presenter on British television and radio. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the forthcoming British version. ... Paul James Martin (born 9 July 1957), better known by the stage name Paul Merton, is an English actor, comedian and writer. ...


Other work

In 1988, Britton took part in a Cinderella pantomime where she played the title role. For other uses, see Cinderella (disambiguation). ...


Britton has appeared as herself in advertisements for Ryvita Minis. The adverts began with Britton consuming some Ryvita Minis with her head superimposed on the body of a slim woman in her dressing room. Someone would then come in and dress Britton in a fat suit, before she went on to present television. She continued to appear in the advertisements in 2007, which brought in the new catchphrase "Britton loves Ryvita." Ryvita is a rye-based crispbread manufactured by The Ryvita Company. ... A fatsuit is a bodysuit-like undergarment, sometimes used to thicken a thin actor or actress into into a fat character with prosthetic makeup. ...


March 1998 saw the launch of Britton's first book, Fern’s Family Favourites published by Andre Deutsch, written with cook and home economist Susie Magasiner. The book is a collection of sixty of Britton's favourite recipes plus tips for busy cooks on food preparation. In October 1999 Britton released her second book Winter Treats and Summer Delights (Andre Deutsch). Andre Deutsch (1917–2000) was a 20th century British publisher. ...


Personal life

Britton is the daughter of the actor Tony Britton and the half-sister of actor Jasper Britton. Her husband is celebrity chef Phil Vickery, with whom she lives at Holmer Green in Buckinghamshire with children, twins Jack and Harry (born 1994) from Briton's first marriage and Grace (born 1996) and Winnie (born 2001) from her second marriage.. Tony Britton (born June 9, 1924), is a veteran British film and television actor. ... Jasper Britton born December 11th 1962 is a half-English half-Danish actor, most famous for his work as a classical stage actor. ... In its strictest sense, a celebrity chef is a someone who has become well-known for his/her cooking. ... Phil Vickery (born 2 May 1961) is a British chef. ... Anciently, Holmer Green was a hamlet in the parish of Little Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ...


Britton had been criticised in celebrity magazines and newspaper columns about her weight following publication of photographs of her on holiday wearing a swimming costume. Britton responded in late 2005 saying "I would rather be big and happy than on a diet and miserable". On 31 May 2008 Britton revealed that her weight loss of 3 stones over the previous two years was due in part to gastric banding surgery.[3] is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ FERN: THE GREAT BRITTON. Sunday Express (2008-05-22). Retrieved on 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Fern brightens This Morning figures — news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved February 2, 2007.
  3. ^ Britton admits to stomach surgery. BBC Online (2008-05-31). Retrieved on 2008-06-01.

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First Host of Ready Steady Cook
1994–2000
Succeeded by
Ainsley Harriott
Preceded by
Coleen Nolan and Twiggy
Host of This Morning
2001–present
with John Leslie (2001–2002)
Phillip Schofield (2002–present)
Incumbent
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