Fern Britton admits she has been struggling to move on two years after her divorce

Fern Britton admits she has been struggling to move on two years after her divorce from Phil Vickery as she reveals her body ‘is in pain most of the time’ due to debilitating arthritis

Fern Britton has turned to move on from the breakdown of her marriage to Phil Vickery.

The TV presenter and author, 64, split from TV chef Phil, 61, in 2020 after 20 years of marriage but amid health problems in recent years, she has admitted it’s been a tough time.

Fern, who lives in Cornwall with her two daughters, was pictured last week on a stroll around Manchester in between work meetings after speaking out on her post divorce years.

Tough two years: Fern Britton has spoken out on her struggle to move on from the breakdown of her marriage to Phil Vickery (pictured last month in Manchester)

Tough two years: Fern Britton has spoken out on her struggle to move on from the breakdown of her marriage to Phil Vickery (pictured last month in Manchester)

Fern and Phil tied the knot 20 years ago in 2000, after Fern had split from ex-husband Clive in the same year following a 12-year marriage.

The couple share daughter Winnie, 20, whilst the Ready Steady Cook presenter also has twins Harry and Jack, 28 and Grace, 25, with ex-husband Clive Jones.

Speaking to Woman & Home Magazine last month Fern reflected on the past two years.

‘People say they bounce back from a long relationship, but it takes a while,’ she said.

Happier times: The TV presenter and author, 64, split from TV chef Phil, 61, in 2020 after 20 years of marriage but amid health problems in recent years, she has admitted it's been a tough time (pictured together in 2007)

Happier times: The TV presenter and author, 64, split from TV chef Phil, 61, in 2020 after 20 years of marriage but amid health problems in recent years, she has admitted it’s been a tough time (pictured together in 2007)

‘The rebound is difficult. You chuck the pebble in the pond, but the ripples go on for a very long time. ‘

‘It’s been a long time getting to the dawn, but I’m in another brand-new chapter and do feel it will be all right,’ Fern added, as she explained how she has turned to ‘yoga, meditation and walking’ in order to help herself heal and move on in life.

The star has also had to contend with health issues, as she struggles with the effects of debilitating arthritis.

‘My knee is really bad and so is my shoulder,’ she said. ‘I’m waiting on a list for a surgeon to sort it out. It’s very boring when your body starts to be in pain most of the time, but yoga helps. ‘

Moving on: Fern, who lives in Cornwall with her two daughters, was pictured last week on a stroll around Manchester in between work meetings after speaking out on her post divorce years

Moving on: Fern, who lives in Cornwall with her two daughters, was pictured last week on a stroll around Manchester in between work meetings after speaking out on her post divorce years

As well yoga, meditation and walking, the former This Morning host has also taken up skinny dipping near her Cornish home.

The television presenter relocated to Cornwall after winding down her work in television and has been taking advantage of her coastal surroundings.

Yet she told the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden that despite her best efforts to be discreet, she’s been caught out by other residents of the seaside town.

The author revealed she had been for a swim in a ‘quiet little cove’ in the English Channel but things took a turn when she realized she wasn’t alone.

She admitted: ‘I saw some people on the cliff and thought, “Oh, b **** r.”‘

New life: 'People say they bounce back from a long relationship, but it takes a while,' the TV star has said of the split (pictured in Cornwall)

New life: ‘People say they bounce back from a long relationship, but it takes a while,’ the TV star has said of the split (pictured in Cornwall)

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