All Star Musicals star Fern Britton opened up about the grief of losing her parents
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All Star Musicals star Fern Britton bravely embracing life after ‘bad two or three years’

She suffered a catalogue of losses

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All Star Musicals star Fern Britton has revealed that she struggled with grief after the loss of her parents and didn’t “grieve them properly”.

The former This Morning presenter sings up a storm in the new Christmas special.

But behind the smiling exterior, the 64-year-old has had a tough couple of years.

All Star Musicals star Fern Britton opened up about the grief of losing her parents
Fern on All Star Musicals (Credit: ITV)

What did All Star Musicals star Fern Britton say about her parents?

In a recent interview with the Yorkshire Post, Fern opened up about the impact of losing both her parents in a short space of time.

Fern lost her mother Ruth in 2018, and then her father – actor Tony Britton – only a year later.

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“I’m only human, so there have been days that have been very difficult – there have been a lot of tears.

“It has been difficult. There have been a lot of endings.

She added: “I don’t think I’ve properly grieved for either of my parents yet.”

All Star Musicals star Fern Britton opened up about the grief of losing her parents
Fern says that things have been tough (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Parents still “present”

Fern added that both Ruth and Tony feel “very present to her”.

She admitted that she dreams about them, and often “runs things by them”.

The mum-of-three has now relocated to Cornwall, and is a successful novelist.

All Star Musicals star Fern Britton opened up about the grief of losing her parents
Fern and Phil split after 20 years (Credit: ITV)

What happened to Fern last year?

Fern, who has two children from her first marriage, also has a daughter, Winnie, from her second marriage to This Morning chef Phil Vickery.

The two ended their marriage after 20 years in 2020.

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Fern said to the Mirror: “I’ve had a bad two or three years. Both of my parents died, my beloved cat died and, unfortunately, my marriage died.

“It was a bit of a tough time but we are getting through. And it is all okay. There is life afterwards.”

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