’I couldn’t face it’ Fern Britton gets help to empty her belongings - 10 months after split from husband Phil Vickery

Fern calls in the professionals to tackle her unwanted memorable items.

Fern Britton
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The TV presenter turned novelist has opened up on unpacking as she clears out her closet.

Fern Britton has revealed she has drafted in help to unpack her suitcases which are full of both "good and bad emotions" following her split from husband Phil Vickery.

The mum-of- three to daughters Grace, 23, Winnie, 19, and twin sons Jack and Harry, 26, made her Cornwall her permanent home earlier this year following her split from the 59-year-old This Morning chef.

The pair, who had been married for almost 20 years, announced they were splitting back in January this year.

But fast-forward 10 months and while Fern is still making the house her new home, she has decided to call in the professionals to help her get rid of any unwanted clutter.

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She updated her fans on Twitter with what she had done in order to help her move forward.

Fern, 63, wrote, 'I am having trouble opening packing cases that contain many items that bring back good/bad emotions. I found I couldn’t face it. But today, 2 incredible women, pro declutterers, have arrived to sort it all out. I feel as if a weight has been lifted. Xmas gift to myself.'

What do fans think of Fern's clear out?

Her brave move has been welcomed by her fans. One fan wrote, 'That's great you've got people to help you with your belongings. Things like that can be hard. Be kind to yourself. Thinking of you!'

Another fan put, 'What a very brilliant idea, you keep inspiring us all and keep giving yourself such gifts. you deserve them.' To which Fern replied, 'That’s v kind of you. I’m exhausted and have a head ache now.'

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But one cheeky fan couldn't resist making a rude remark, he wrote, 'If I'd have know, I'd have offered to go through your drawers..... Ooh Matron. !'

To which Fern replied, 'Down boy,' followed by the crying with laughter emoji.

At the time of their split, Fern announced, 'After more than 20 happy years together, Phil and I have decided to go our separate ways. We will always share a great friendship and our lovely children. We would appreciate it if our privacy is respected at this time. Thank you for your continued kindness and support.'

Happy with her newly decluttered home, Fern shared link to the website she used to help her get rid of the things she no longer needed.

Who did Fern Britton use to help clear out her home?

She tweeted, 'Here is the website for finding a declutterer near you !!!! APDO | Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers'

She even encouraged one fan who was thinking of making a career out of being someone who declutters, by telling them to "go for it".

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Just last week Fern was stuck in a different dilemma when she tweeted for help from her fans after one of her cats decided it wasn't going to move from her lap. She shared a snap and captioned it, 'I am stuck . Hostage . Can’t clean my teeth or get nighty on . I just have to wait for HRH to decide to move .... please send tea.'

Thankfully there was someone to the rescue!

Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.