Celebrity Big Brother is in full swing, with last night's episode airing Lauren Simon's big farewell after she became the second housemate to get evicted.


Last week saw Gary Goldsmith become the first contestant to leave the Big Brother house, after his signing was condemned by Women's Aid.

Lauren was up for eviction alongside housemates Louis Walsh and Fern Britton, but in the end it was Lauren that received the least amount of votes.

Sharon Osbourne also ended her stint on the show, and the housemates marked her final day with a tea party, in which they delivered their farewell speeches for the former X Factor judge.

Britton is best known for her time as a host on This Morning in the late '90s and early 2000s.

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Who is Fern Britton?

Fern Britton wearing a black pant suit while posing in front of the iconic Big Brother eye for Celebrity Big Brother.
Fern Britton for Celebrity Big Brother. ITV

Age: 66

Job: TV presenter

Instagram: @fernbritton

Many viewers will remember Fern Britton from her time on This Morning in the early '90s. She worked alongside John Leslie and Phillip Schofield before leaving the show in 2009, after which she was replaced by Holly Willoughby.

Since then, Fern has featured on various programmes including Strictly Come Dancing, My Cornwall with Fern Britton and Britain's Best Places to Live 2023.

Ahead of her appearance on the show, a source told The Sun: "She wants to show the public a different side to her - unscripted and unapologetic. She has a lot of stories to tell and she won't hold back."

She also mentioned that she'd like to make some new friends, saying: "I think it would be lovely to make a friend or two. That would be nice. But mostly I think, when you get to this age, it's nice to learn new things about yourself.

"What you can stick, what you can’t stick, what you like and don't like, and I think that would be a very good test for me. I've been sitting in Cornwall for so long, you know life has been good to me, it’s been very easy and I think I need a bit of sand in my life. A bit of grit."

For the most part, Fern has kept to herself in the Big Brother house but she definitely lifted the lid when it came to nominations in week one.

When asked who she would like to nominate, she told Big Brother she would be nominating Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu.

"She [a] couple of times suggested that I could fit into one of her bikinis and get into the hot tub. There's no way I'm gonna do that, but she's asked me two or three times saying, 'We're going to do it, we're going to do it and I'm going to make you over.

"I'm going to put you in different clothes.' It scares me, I don't want to do any of it and I'm not going to do any of it!"

Who is Fern Britton married to?

Fern married This Morning chef Phil Vickery back in 2000, following the end of her first marriage to Clive Jones.

She announced her split from Phil in 2020 following two decades of marriage.

Speaking about the split on Good Morning Britain in the past, Fern said that she and Phil “fell apart” following the death of her mother and father.

When is Celebrity Big Brother on TV?

Celebrity Big Brother airs every weekday and Sunday at 9pm on ITV1, STV, ITVX and STV Player. The episode is then followed by Celebrity Big Brother: Late & Live over on ITV2, hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best.

Celebrity Big Brother continues weekdays and Sundays at 9pm on ITV1, STV, ITVX and STV Player.

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