Fern Britton thanks fans for 'overwhelming kindess' after shock Phil Vickery ...

Fern Britton thanks fans for 'overwhelming kindness' days after announcing her divorce from TV chef Phil Vickery after 20 years of marriage

By Gillian Fisher For Mailonline

Published: 02:12 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 02:12 GMT, 3 February 2020

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Fern Britton has been overwhelmed by the support of her fans following the shock announcement of her divorce from Phil Vickery.

In a heartfelt tweet posted on Sunday the TV star thanked her followers for their support. 

Fern, 62, confirmed the end of her 20 year marriage to the celebrity chef on Friday in a joint statement on Twitter.

Over: Fern Britton has been overwhelmed by the support of her fans following the shock announcement of her divorce from Phil Vickery (pictured in 2017)

Over: Fern Britton has been overwhelmed by the support of her fans following the shock announcement of her divorce from Phil Vickery (pictured in 2017)

The former This Morning host took to social media once more on Sunday to thank fans for their dedicated support following the news of her split. 

Fern tweeted: 'Hello. Thank you so much for all your kind messages. They are so appreciated. More than you know. The kindness of strangers is overwhelming. Xx'

The Tweet, which has received 410 likes at the time of writing was followed by a barrage of tender messages from well wishers. 

 One Fern fan gave an affirmative response, writing: '@Fern_Britton 20 years is a success and knowing when to move to new things is wise. Good luck for the next chapter!'

Grateful: Big-hearted Fern thanked fans for their support following the breakdown of her marriage in a personal tweet on Sunday

Grateful: Big-hearted Fern thanked fans for their support following the

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