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Phil Vickery gets ‘guilt feeling’ seeing family in Cornwall where ex Fern Britton lives

This Morning star took a trip down memory lane to one of the most defining moments that told him he had to step back from the chef industry.The thorny incident - when the festive season was in full spring 20 years earlier - had left him fuming and storming out of the restaurant , leaving his sous chef to pacify ten furious customers."It's a quarter to five on Christmas Day. I was covered in s***," he recalled of the moment he was first told that the diners weren't happy.One of the party stood up and yelled: "We are ten f***ing vegetarians! There's no f***ing menu!"Pointing out that the incident had happened "before [vegetarianism] was cool", and that he hadn't thought to cater for it, he requested: "Sir, please don't swear, it's Christmas Day.'"The angry diner wasn't backing down, instead firing back: "I'll swear if I wanna swear.""No didn't even come out my mouth.

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'Fear where there should be none' Fern Britton weighs into Fifa armband row after U-turn
Fern Britton, 65, is one of many who have weighed in on the controversy about wearing the OneLove armband at the World Cup in Qatar.The accessory is a gesture of solidarity within the LGBT community, in a country where homosexuality is punishable.Same-sex sexual activity is prohibited under the Penal Code 2004, which criminalises acts of 'sodomy' and 'sexual intercourse' between people of the same sex.For months, captains have said they would wear the band and were willing to pay a fine as a punishment if it came their way.However, in a turn of events, the likes of England, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands today announced they had decided to backdown as the move could result in them not being able to play.The current FIFA equipment rules state that: "At FIFA tournaments, match staff must wear official clothing and equipment provided by FIFA, including FIFA event badges specified and provided by FIFA."Taking to Twitter, Fern voiced her thoughts on the matter.The author shared an article which had the headline, 'England and Wales decide not to wear OneLove armband at World Cup after FIFA threat'.In view of her 126,000 followers, she wrote: "Fear where there should be none."Many of her fans also weighed in on the controversy on her post.Jess Rocks wrote: "No there shouldn’t be, but the reality is this is the Middle East we are talking about... What did they expect Fern?"Mr Neale commented: "We should have boycotted the whole thing!"Pedro added: "Shame."The FA statement on Monday morning read: "FIFA has been very clear that it will impose sporting sanctions if our captains wear the armbands on the field of play.
Fern Britton calls for help in emotional plea as she loses precious item 'Long shot'
Blue_haze_ added: “Good luck finding it. I lost 1 of my hoop earring for 2 days, hubs found it in the side pocket of our van!”Anna94727162 suggested: “Try Padstow lost and found on Facebook.They seem to have some success finding things.”Fern's ex-husband recently made headlines after he was spotted sharing a kiss with his former wife's friend Lorraine Stanton, 58 - which he has since confirmed was platonic.The friends were pictured in London in September.The This Morning chef has since addressed the pictures and insisted the two are just friends.In a new interview, Phil, 61, also touched on Fern's response to the photos after she took to Twitter and shut down the claims.When quizzed by MailOnline, Phil said: "Could not possibly comment on that because she's just a friend."He added: "We're just mates having lunch for goodness sake."Asked if ex-wife Fern, 65, was satisfied with his explanation he added: "Yes, she put a tweet out.There you go, we're friends."Phil is referring to a tweet Fern posted in the wake of the pictures in which she labelled the reports as untrue.Fern's post comes after pictures emerged of her ex-husband Phil seemingly kissing her best friend.The snaps emerged, just two years after the former couple's divorce, with Fern's pal Lorraine even enjoying a girl's trip with the former This Morning presenter four months prior to her split with Phil.Phil and Fern announced their separation in January 2020 by posting the same statement on social media.The message read: "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.
Fern Britton praises Miriam Margolyes for expletive-filled Jeremy Hunt attack live on BBC
Today Programme presenters were forced to apologise after Miriam Margolyes, 81, swore loudly in a verbal attack on Jeremy Hunt, 55, live on air. Fern Britton, 65, took to Twitter to praise the Harry Potter actress after she left BBC Radio 4 listeners in stitches this morning.Addressing her 123,100 Twitter followers, Fern wrote: “God bless #MiriamMargolyes on @BBCr4today.“Her poetic and fulsome thoughts on #RobbieColtrane and slightly pithier ones on #JeremyHunt. “God bless freedom of speech,” the This Morning star added with a heart emoji. Miriam was being interviewed live on air when she told listeners she had just bumped into the former Health Secretary in the BBC corridors after his own interview. Jeremy Hunt is currently having a busy morning of interviews after being appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday, following the sacking of Kwasi Kwarteng.The BAFTA award-winning star told Radio 4 presenters: “When I saw him there I just said, ‘You've got a hell of a job, the best of luck’.”To the shock of listeners, however, Miriam then went on to swear loudly before being removed from the airwaves.“What I really wanted to say was, ‘F*** you!’ but you can’t say that,” she revealed. The award-winning actress’ unexpected comments prompted an apology from the presenters who quickly introduced the sports news and told her: “We’ll have to have you out of the studio now…”While her outburst appeared to have left the BBC presenters flustered, it also caused an eruption of laughter across social media, with some high-profile celebs joining in on the joke. TV presenter Anneka Rice penned: “A joy to start the day to Miriam Margolyes saying ‘F*** you’ on Radio 4.
This Morning new hosts ‘sealed’ with Alison and Dermot odds-on to replace Holly and Phil
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield look set to be permanently replaced on This Morning by their co-stars Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.The pair faced backlash amidst ‘Queue-Gate’ after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, during which many people accused them of “skipping the queue” to see the monarch lying in state.However, Holly and Phil insisted they were taken to the press area to film a segment and didn’t pause in front of the coffin – with ITV bosses insisting they were “misinterpreted”.READ MORE: Phillip Schofield 'dumped from £1m We Buy Any Car deal' amid queue-jumping claims Other celebrity mourners like Susanna Reid and David Beckham were pictured waiting up to 12 hours to see the late monarch.The latest odds from bookmakers Coral have predicted Holly and Phil will be ousted from the show by 2023, with 4/5 odds of doing so.Alison and Dermot are currently the favourites to replace them, holding odds of 1/2.It comes after numerous petitions were launched to see Holly and Phil replaced, with one, set up by Laura Harrison, reaching 75,000 signatures.Another garnered more than 13,000 names.John Hill of Coral said about the latest odds: “Holly and Phil have been a familiar presence on morning television for a number of years now, but our betting suggests that could come to an end in 2023, as we make them odds-on to leave This Morning.“Dermot and Alison are the early favourites to replace the pair on a permanent basis.”Phil has been presenting the show since 2002, with Holly joining up in 2009 when she replaced Fern Britton.Since the queue drama erupted, Phillip has been replaced in his WeBuyAnyCar sponsorship deal – though bosses insisted it was nothing to do with the controversy.For more of the latest showbiz
This Morning's biggest controversies - co-star feuds, pay row and queue jump backlash
This Morning is celebrating another year on TV on October 3.Over the years the famous TV show have had many hosts with the very first being Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan - who married two years before the show launched on ITV.Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield later took over as the main hosts of the show, but Lorraine Kelly worked alongside Phil on Mondays and Fridays.READ MORE: This Morning fans fuming at 'out of touch' Christmas segment on ITV showCouple Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes were then introduced as regular hosts and soon became fan-favourite presenters.Holly Willoughby then joined the panel in 2009 and she and Phil have been the main hosting duo ever since with an array of different relief presenters.But with a number of different hosts, controversies are only expected - and the stars at This Morning have faced a fair few.As it celebrates another year on air, Daily Star looks at some of their biggest controversial moments.One of the biggest reported rows to come out of This Morning was between Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield when the pair hosted the show together.It was claimed that she was being paid a whopping £250,000 per year less than her co-star when they presented together, with Phil said to be cashing in £45,000 an hour while Fern cashed in £15,000.She vehemently denied that her decision to leave the ITV show was related to salaries and said they didn't discuss money.It was also reported that there were rows regarding the "editorial content" of the show which also caused friction between the pair.In 2019 it was reported that Ruth Langsford made an official complaint about Phillip.The complaint reportedly followed an incident in April of 2019 which saw Phil interrupt Ruth while she was