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Fern Britton and her husband split after '20 happy years'

Fern Britton and her husband split after '20 happy years'

Published by Emma Carton at 7:17am 30th January 2020. (Updated at 10:39am 30th January 2020)

Archive photo of Phil Vickery. Source: Eden Project

Fern Britton has confirmed that she and her husband are splitting up.

The former Spotlight presenter and TV chef Phil Vickery have strong ties to Cornwall and Devon.

She announced the break-up on Twitter, after what she calls 'more than 20 happy years together'.

Fern added that the couple will "always share a great friendship and our lovely children".

"After more than 20 happy years together, Phil and I have decided to go our separate ways. 

"We will always share a great friendship and our lovely children. 

"We would appreciate it if our privacy is respected at this time. 

"Thankyou for your continued kindness and support".

Fern Britton

Fern's husband, TV chef Phil Vickery, tweeted a similar message and asked for privacy.

The couple have been inundated with messages of support from friends and fans including the mum of Pirate FM's Johnny Cowling, Christine, who posted: "Love to you all".

Pirate FM's Cornish Claire said: "Sorry to hear this lovely , sometimes it does take pure guts to say hang on and realise something isn't working so big up to you both. Stay strong and continue to be the most loving, caring and beautiful person you are".

Macmillan Kernow added: Both you and @philvickerytv are both such lovely genuine people and we wish you both the very best for the future. Sending lots of love".

Cornwall Hour tweeted a picture of a sunrise, saying: "A new chapter for you both. Thinking of you. No more words from here. Just a beautiful Cornish sunrise x".

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