This Morning left cringing as Fern Britton hits out at Phillip Schofield for ...

This Morning's 30th birthday celebrations turned sour on Wednesday when former host Fern Britton made an appearance by video link. 

Speaking to her former co-host Phillip Schofield, the 61-year-old TV personality, who left the show eight years ago, grew serious when they discussed Monday's special BAFTA ceremony for the show - which Fern claimed she was not invited to.

As the air turned frosty during the video link, fans soon swarmed Twitter to point out 'the shade' shortly before Phillip took to the microblogging site to insist she was in fact invited but declined the offer due to work commitments in Scotland.

Angry: This Morning's 30th birthday celebrations turned sour on Wednesday when former host Fern Britton made an appearance by video link

Angry: This Morning's 30th birthday celebrations turned sour on Wednesday when former host Fern Britton made an appearance by video link

Fern was recruited as a guest presenter on the show in 1993 although nabbed the role of full-time host on the Friday edition alongside John Leslie, who was later replaced by Phillip Schofield, who still fronts the show.

After scooping an array of presenting jobs elsewhere, Fern announced in November 2008 that she was taking a break from the show to return two months later yet in March 2009 she revealed she was permanently leaving the show.

It was claimed at the time that her departure was due to the fact she was 'sick of living in Phil's shadow' while he was paid 'three times her salary', before she admitted in a 2013 interview that 'we’re not in touch now'.

Things sparked up once more on Wednesday, as she claimed she had not been invited to the special BAFTA ceremony held in honour of the show.

Lashing out: Speaking to her former co-host Phillip Schofield, the 61-year-old TV personality, who left the show eight years ago, grew serious when they discussed Monday's special BAFTA ceremony for the show - which Fern claimed she was not invited to

Lashing out: Speaking to her former co-host Phillip Schofield, the 61-year-old TV personality, who left the show eight years ago, grew serious when they discussed Monday's special BAFTA ceremony for the show - which Fern claimed she was not invited to

Speaking on the show, she said: 'Congratulations, on the BAFTA I would have loved to have

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