Fern Britton makes feelings clear on resolving Phillip Schofield feud 15 years after ITV This Morning exit

Fern Britton makes feelings clear on resolving Phillip Schofield feud 15 years after ITV This Morning exit

WATCH HERE: Fern Britton and Gary Goldsmith chat on Celebrity Big Brother

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 09/03/2024

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The 66-year-old has also spoken candidly about Schofield and her time on This Morning in this week's celebrity Big Brother

Fern Britton has opened up on her feud with Phillip Schofield once again as she showed no signs of wanting to make amends with her former This Morning co-star.

Britton, 66, is currently taking part in Celebrity Big Brother and has already given her thoughts on Schofield, who made an abrupt and sensational exit from This Morning last year.

In a recently published interview, Britton was asked if it had been her choice to leave the ITV magazine show back in 2009.

“Ultimately, yes,” she replied, adding: “I loved it and would probably still be there if…”

After pausing, the presenter-turned-author added: “Phillip and I were not getting on very well at that stage.”

Daily Mail's Weekend magazine went on to ask if she’d had any contact with the 61-year-old since making her exit from the show 15 years ago.

Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton

Schofield and Britton were co-stars on This Morning for 10 years


“I haven’t spoken to him, no,” she revealed, seemingly putting an abrupt halt to any signs of reconciliation a decade and a half on.

Britton's latest comments come after she was seen talking about Schofield on the ITV reality show this week.

Having been a presenter on the daytime show alongside Schofield from 1999 to 2009, some of her fellow housemates have been quizzing the TV personality about her stint on the programme.

Gary Goldsmith, who himself has been making headlines for going onto the show as Kate Middleton’s uncle, asked Britton about her time on This Morning.

Fern Britton

Britton has talked about Schofield on Celebrity Big Brother


Probing into the Schofield scandal of last year, in which the host admitted to having had an "unwise but not illegal" affair with a younger colleague, Goldsmith wanted to know what’s been going on with the show since.

“I got off the train 15 years ago,” Britton reminded him, continuing: "I’m over the horizon now. So I honestly don’t know, I can’t say anything."

She went on: “Anything I say would be supposition and blah, blah, blah. It was tricky at times.”

Goldsmith chimed in with his own view on the programme, stating: “I think it’s lost its personality, having this whole range of different hosts.”

Phillip Schofield

Schofield admitted to an 'unwise but not illegal' affair last May


Unable to resist the controversy, he told Britton: “There was a rumour that Phillip was going to come in here.”

The comment led her to confess: “Oh well, that didn’t happen yet. Maybe he’s coming in as a surprise. Well yes. I might have to leave at that point.”

Giving her view on the “new era” of the show, which is soon to be fronted by Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley, Britton added: “I think Ben and Cat are going to do a really good job. I think it’s a new era.”

Schofield has kept out of the public eye since he revealed the truth about his “unwise but not illegal” affair.

He left This Morning and has been cut from other ITV shows he presented such as Dancing on Ice and The Cube.

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