According to Now magazine, Fern Britton’s already worried about the lack of work offers once she leaves This Morning, and it would seem that her closest friends are worried about Fern’s “obsession” with dieting.
Fern’s battle with her weight has of course been a very public one but the magazine states that, “Fern, 51, is hitting a brick wall with the dieting and, unable to shift the final few pounds.”
And a source who’s said to be close to Fern is quoted as saying, “She’s dedicating more time to her appearance than anything else.
“She’s now obsessed with her bingo wings, which isn’t helped by TV stylists who keep putting her in strapless gowns.
“She’s got an exercise regime that’s supposed to tone them up, but it isn’t working fast enough for Fern’s liking.”
Another source said, “She’s been alarmed at the lack of new contracts up for grabs.
“She’s already filmed the BBC panel show As Seen On TV with Steve Jones. But she’s not the big star as previously billed – it’s very much Steve’s show and she’s just a team captain”
The magazine article also speculates that Fern may be worried that she’ll “go the same way” as ex-GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips who’s apparently found it difficult to get work.
As a This Morning co-host, Fern earned around £750,000 a year so it’s not hard to see that she might be a tad concerned about making that loss of revenue up.