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'Didn't think I would have one!' Fern Britton addresses 'problems' she had conceiving
Fern explained: "No! Had a few problems but the twins are IVF and that's wonderful and they are nearly 29 and doing their thing."They're great boys. Actually, I'm very proud of them."My girls are ones who just turned 25 and the little one is 21 in August and they are having a wonderful time."The little one lives with me."Fern was married to her first husband Clive Jones from 1988 until 1998, during which she had two boys, Jack and Harry, conceived through IVF.The couple also had a daughter, Grace.She began dating TV chef Phil Vickery in 2000 and the pair wanted a child, and their daughter Winnie arrived in 2001.Earlier this year Fern discussed her problems with IVF to fellow presenter Kate Thornton on her podcast White Wine Question Time.She exclaimed: "Anyone who has been through IVF knows about those drugs and the enormity of building your hopes and dashing them, it’s extreme."Grace was my miracle baby, but then unfortunately my marriage broke up when she was five months [old]."So that was a tricky one so I had a year of really digging deep, but then a year later I met Phil."We were married after a year so that was two years since Gracie was born."And then the last chance saloon, I always say it’s late night shopping just before the doors close, Winnie arrived."So that was exciting and then we had Winnie."Unfortunately, Fern announced her split from Phil in January 2020 in a joint statement.It read: "After more than 20 happy years together, [we] have decided to go our separate ways.
Jubilee bank holiday now set for 'washout' weather — but some parts of UK will stay dry
Platinum Jubilee weekend shows rain sweeping across the UK.It comes as a burst of wet weather moving across the North Atlantic appears to have dashed earlier hopes of a 30C bank holiday heatwave, with forecasters now lowering expectations for the Queen's special weekend.Early predictions suggest a low-pressure front from France dampening spirits with heavy downpours from the start of the Jubilee weekend.Weather map data from independent forecaster WXCharts shows a large band of rain covering most of the British Isles from Thursday (June 2) morning.The Queen's Trooping the Colour parade at 11am could potentially stay dry, with rainfall not arriving in the capital until the evening.Further rain is then expected in the south of England and Wales on Friday (June 3), Saturday (June 4) and Sunday (June 5), while areas in the north could see brighter and more settled weather to end the bank holidayHowever, boffins at the Met Office still believe it is too early to rule out a sun-blessed Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, with one plume of warm air over Europe still looking like it could arrive in the UK just in time.Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Chris Bulmer said: “After a cool start to the week, temperatures are expected to return back to around average through the week. What we’re keeping an eye on for the latter part of the week is how far north this plume of warm air comes.