Fern Britton apologises profusely to fans as career move sparks complaints: ‘Not my forte’

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Former This Morning presenter Fern Britton, 63, has apologised to fans as her new venture Fern’s Fireside sparks complaints after the announcement that it would only be available to view on Facebook. Fans of the star who don’t use the social media platform took to Twitter to air their disappointment at the technical limitations.

Forgive my ineptitude

Fern Britton

Earlier this week the TV presenter took to Twitter to announce her new venture to her 80,500 followers.

She revealed: “I’ve been threatening to do it, and now I am!

“I’m excited to launch ‘Stories by the Fire with Fern’.

“Mark your calendars for 6.30pm on Monday, grab a cup of tea (or glass of something stronger), sit back, relax and join me on Facebook. #FernsFireside.”

The former This Morning presenter’s career move will see her reading stories from her books over Facebook.

The best-selling author has published over 15 books, including fiction titles such as The Daughters of Cornwall, New Beginnings, and The Holiday Home.

Fern’s announcement garnered over a thousand likes and fans were quick to congratulate her on the move.

However, not all of the author’s followers celebrated the news, with some pointing out that the talk should be available on more platforms.

One social media user wrote: “I was so excited till I saw it was on FB [Facebook]!

“Ah well, you can’t please everyone. I will be quietly jealous and hope it goes well for you and everyone who tunes in will have a fab time xx.”

Ferne quickly responded admitting that her technology skills aren’t the best.

She said: “We’ll try as time goes on .. I’m not so good at the tech x”.

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Other followers also voiced their disappointment at potentially missing the book reading.

One penned: “Oh that’s a shame I don’t have Facebook- fingers crossed you’ll put it on Twitter or Instagram soon xx”.

While another added: “Please put on Instagram or Twitter if you can Fern many of us twitterers dont have Facebook xx”.

Fern quicked tweeted her fans apologising for her new venture’s limitations.

She said: “You are all so lovely! Sorry it’s just on FB to start with.

“We’ll see what can be done. Tech is not my forte”.

In a later post she continued: “Forgive my ineptitude but wonderful young people manage all the content on FB so I cannot reply personally xxxxx.

“I’m a whizz on the Twitters tho!”(sic)

Earlier this month, the TV personality admitted to feeling a bit “down” to her Twitter followers after her estranged husband Phil Vickery shared that he was “completely happy” after the couple’s split last year in an interview with Entertainment Daily.

Fern and Phil were married for over 20 years before their shock split in 2020.

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