Fern Britton shares emotional message with fans after mother’s death

Her mum passed away in April

Fern Britton’s fans have rallied around her after she shared an emotional message on Monday night.

The former This Morning host revealed in April that her “funny” and “ferocious” mum had passed away, saying she was “both mother and father to me”.

On Monday evening, Fern took to Twitter to tell her fans that she had “hit one of those painful dips” as she continues to grieve.

She wrote: “To everybody who has lost their mum. My mum died 18 weeks ago and tonight I have hit one of those painful dips xx.”

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Fans were quick to reply to Fern’s tweet, with many telling her to “stay strong” as they sent her their love.

One person said: “Sending you love and rainbows,” while another wrote: “Much love. It doesn’t ever go away, it just gets easier to bear.”

A third commented: “Thinking of you. There is no feeling like it, be gentle with yourself, you are allowed a wee tear.”

Earlier this year, Fern shared a photo of her mum alongside the sad news of her passing.

She captioned the picture: “My Mum. Ruth. Both mother and father to me. Funny, ferocious, and a woman once met, you couldn’t forget. 24.1.24 / 17.4.18.

“So brave and uncomplaining. An army sergeant WW2, beauty queen, teacher, and all woman.”

The star’s fans and celebrity pals rushed to offer their condolences, including Clare Balding, who wrote: “Oh Fern, we feel your pain. [My wife] Alice lost her beloved mum on Saturday.

“Huge hugs and love to you.”

Fern Britton outside ITV Studios
Fern announced her mum’s death in April (Credit: Wenn)

This Morning’s soap expert Sharon Marshall also tweeted Fern, writing: “I’m so sorry darling. Much, much love and the biggest of hugs. Wish I could climb through the screen and give it in person right now.”

Radio presenter Kate Thornton added: “Oh Fern. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you all the love in the world.”

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Fern will be returning to her This Morning days as she will feature in a one-off documentary to mark the show’s 30th anniversary.

Fern Britton at BBC Radio 2
Fern will feature in an one-off documentary to mark This Morning’s 30th anniversary (Credit: Wenn)

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The 90-minute documentary will look back at This Morning’s headline-making moments over the years, and how it kick started the careers of some of the country’s biggest television faces.

Fern will join Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.

There will also be contributions from Hugh Jackman, Robbie Williams, Simon Cowell, Kate Winslet, David Gandy, Amanda Holden, Bradley Walsh plus a host of other stars.

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