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Fern Britton (born July 17, 1957 in Ealing, London) is an English television presenter. Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Ealing is a Town in the London Borough of Ealing. It is a Suburban development situated 7 London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. A presenter, or host (sometimes hostess, in feminine form is a Person or Organization responsible for running an event Philip Vickery (born 2 May 1961 (aged 47 in Folkestone) is an English Celebrity chef. Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Ealing is a Town in the London Borough of Ealing. It is a Suburban development situated 7 London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A presenter, or host (sometimes hostess, in feminine form is a Person or Organization responsible for running an event She currently co-hosts ITV1's daytime television show, This Morning. Daytime television is a genre of Television programming, traditionally aimed at viewers who would be home in the daytime hours (e This Morning is a British daytime television programme created by Granada Television and broadcast on ITV.
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 Challoner's High School is a Grammar school for girls between the ages of 11 and 18 Little Chalfont is a Village and Civil parish in Chiltern district in south east Buckinghamshire, England. The Central School of Speech and Drama was founded in 1906 by Elsie Fogerty to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young Actors and other students Stage management is a sub-discipline of Stagecraft. Although a somewhat fluid line of work in essence the stage management team (which can consist of a production
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. Westward Television was the first ITV franchise holder for the South West of England from 29 April 1961 until 31 December 1981 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.  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. Television South ( TVS) was the broadcasting name associated with the ITV franchise holder in the south and south east of England between
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. Carlton Television is the British ITV franchisee for London and parts of the surrounding counties from 925am every Monday to 5 Breakfast Time was British television 's first national Breakfast show, beating ITV 's TV-am to the air by two weeks GMTV ( Good Morning Television) is the national ITV Breakfast television contractor 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 broadcast to the Carlton / LWT region of the ITV Network Holiday was a long-running UK television programme on BBC One, and was the oldest travel review show on UK television She also appeared in the first two series of The Brian Conley Show. The Brian Conley Show was a Comedy Variety show starring Brian Conley, consisting of comedy Sketches and music 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. Ready Steady Cook is a BBC daytime TV Cooking programme first aired in 24 October, 1994. Ainsley Harriott (born 28 February 1957 is an English Celebrity chef. 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. Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. Events 1124 - David I becomes King of Scotland. 1296 - Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In 2006, UK DJ Shitmat named a song after her, titled The Fern Britton Experience. Shitmat is the performing name of Henry Collins a Breakcore artist from Brighton. This track can be found on the album 'Hang The DJ`.
In 2006, Britton co-presented the reality television show Soapstar Superstar, and in the same year co-hosted the British Soap Awards. Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary Soapstar Superstar is a reality singing competition produced by Granada Television which first aired on British television station ITV in 2006 The British Soap Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour the best of British (not Irish but yet it claims Ireland is part of Britain by the looks of its map logo She has also made a guest appearance on the comedy show Extras. Extras is a British television sitcom about extras working on Film sets and in Theatre. 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. Events 1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries adopting the baptismal name of João 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 music's The Royal Albert Hall is an Arts venue situated in the Knightsbridge area of the City of Westminster, London, England, best known The British Soap Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour the best of British (not Irish but yet it claims Ireland is part of Britain by the looks of its map logo
Currently, Britton co-hosts the popular television magazine show This Morning along with Phillip Schofield. This Morning is a British daytime television programme created by Granada Television and broadcast on ITV. Phillip Schofield (born 1 April 1962 is a British television presenter. 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.  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. The National Television Awards is a British Television awards ceremony sponsored by the ITV network and initiated in 1995. 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. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 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. Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V 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. Julian Clary (born 25 May 1959 is an English Comedian and Writer, known for his playing-on-stereotypes camp style with a heavy reliance on Matthew Kelly (born David Kelly 9 May 1950, Urmston, Lancashire, England) is an English Actor, who made Bradley Walsh (born 4 June 1960 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is an English comedian and Television Actor 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. Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett, OBE (born 4 December 1930) is a British Actor and Comedian, born in Scotland Desmond Michael "Des" Lynam OBE (born 17 September 1942 Ennis, County Clare, Ireland) is a presenter on British television and On January 12, 2008, Britton won on the first episode of the television comedy series Thank God You're Here, presented by Paul Merton. Events 475 - Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Thank God You're Here is a partially improvised comedy, based on the Australian version of the show with the same name. Paul James Martin (born 9 July 1957) better known by the Stage name Paul Merton, is an English Actor, Wit
In 1988, Britton took part in a Cinderella pantomime where she played the title role. Cinderella ( French: Cendrillon, Slovak: Popoluška, German: Aschenputtel, Spanish: Cenicienta
Britton has appeared as herself in advertisements for Ryvita Minis. Ryvita is a Rye -based Crispbread manufactured by The Ryvita Company 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. A fatsuit is a Bodysuit -like undergarment used to thicken the appearance of an actress or actor of light to medium build into a heavy-set or obese character in conjunction with She continued to appear in the advertisements in 2007, which brought in the new catchphrase "Britton loves Ryvita. "
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. André Deutsch (1917&ndash2000 was a 20th century British Publisher. 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).
Britton is the daughter of the actor Tony Britton and the half-sister of actor Jasper Britton. Tony Britton (born Anthony Edward Lowry Britton, 9 June 1924 in Birmingham) is a veteran English Film and Television Jasper Britton, born December 11, 1962 in Chelsea, England is a classical stage Actor. 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), Grace (born 1996) and Winnie (born 2001) from her second marriage. In its strictest sense a celebrity chef is a someone who has become well-known for his/her cooking Philip Vickery (born 2 May 1961 (aged 47 in Folkestone) is an English Celebrity chef. Historically Holmer Green was a small hamlet in the Parish of Little Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, England. Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan home county 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. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is a restrictive device implanted via Bariatric surgery and designed for obese patients with a Body mass index (BMI 
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Coleen Nolan and Twiggy
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with John Leslie (2001–2002)
Phillip Schofield (2002–present)